Indiana voters choose 3 republicans and 1 democrat for state executive officials
By Josh Altic
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana: Four state executive positions are up for re-election in Indiana on November 6, 2012. These positions are Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Indiana voters gave the Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial positions to the Republican ticket as Mike Pence and Sue Ellspermann received 1,275,424. which is approximately 49.5% of the total votes cast. The Democratic runner up ticket of John Gregg and Vi Simpson received 1200016, giving them about 46.6% of the total. The Independent ticket, with 21 votes, and Libertarian ticket, with 101,868, together accounted for less than five percent of the votes in this race.
The Attorney General candidates were Kay Fleming for the Democratic party and Greg Zoeller for the Republican party. The incumbent, Greg Zoeller, was re-elected, receiving 1,453,334 votes, putting him at about 58%.
Glenda Ritz was running for Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction in the Democratic party and Tony Bennett was the Republican party candidate. Glenda Ritz, receiving 1,332,755 votes, defeated the incumbent Tony Bennett, who had 1,190,716 votes, by the fairly narrow margin of almost 6%.
These election results are from the Secretary of State website and are not yet official. They were last updated on November 26th. Continue to follow Ballotpedia's Indiana state executive official elections, 2012 page to see final election results as soon as they are officially certified.