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Indiana's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Indiana's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Susan Brooks Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Susan Brooks Republican Party
Susan Brooks.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe R[3]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 5th congressional district of Indiana will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Indiana is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters are not required to register with a party, but the ballot they get depends on which party they have voted for most often in the past.[4]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Susan Brooks (R), who was first elected in 2012.

Indiana's 5th Congressional District takes in portions of central Indiana, including Grant, Madison, Tipton and Hamilton counties and part of Blackford, Marion, Boone and Howard counties.[5]


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May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

District history


The 5th congressional district of Indiana held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which Susan Brooks (R) won. She defeated Scott Reske (D) and Chard Reid (L) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Indiana District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Scott Reske 37.6% 125,347
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Brooks 58.4% 194,570
     Libertarian Chard Reid 4% 13,442
Total Votes 333,359
Source: Indiana Secretary of State "House of Representatives Election Results"


On November 2, 2010, Dan Burton won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Tim Crawford (D), Jesse C. Trueblood (I), and Richard "Chard" Reid (L) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House of Representatives, Indiana's 5th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Burton Incumbent 61.9% 146,899
     Democratic Tim Crawford 25.3% 60,024
     Independent Jesse C. Trueblood 4.7% 11,218
     Libertarian Richard "Chard" Reid 8.1% 19,256
Total Votes 237,397

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