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Indiana's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Indiana's 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Luke Messer Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Luke Messer Republican Party
Luke Messer.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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The 6th 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 Luke Messer (R), who was first elected in 2012.

Indiana's 6th Congressional District takes in a large portion of eastern Indiana, including Jefferson, Switzerland, Jennings, Ohio, Dearborn, Decatur, Ripley, Bartholomew, Shelby, Hancock, Rush, Fayette, Union, Wayne, Henry, Delaware and Randolph counties.[5]


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May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

District history


The 6th congressional district of Indiana held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Mike Pence did not seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives due to his 2012 gubernatorial campaign, which he won. Luke Messer (R) won election to the 6th district seat in the 2012 general election. Messer defeated Brad Bookout (D) and Rex Bell (L).[8]

U.S. House, Indiana District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Brad Bookout 35.1% 96,678
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLuke Messer 59.1% 162,613
     Libertarian Rex Bell 5.8% 15,962
Total Votes 275,253
Source: Indiana Secretary of State "House of Representatives Election Results"


On November 2, 2010, Mike Pence won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Barry Welsh (D) and Talmage "T.J" Thompson, Jr. (L) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House of Representatives, Indiana's 6th Congressional District, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Pence Incumbent 66.6% 126,027
     Democratic Barry Welsh 29.9% 56,647
     Libertarian Talmage "T.J" Thompson, Jr. 3.5% 6,635
Total Votes 189,309

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