Indiana's 8th Congressional District

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Indiana's 8th congressional district
Current incumbentLarry Bucshon Republican Party
Population720,783
Gender49.4% Male, 50.6% Female
Race92.7% White, 3.9% Black, 0.9% Asian
Ethnicity2% Hispanic
Unemployment7.9%
Median household income$45,736
High school graduation rate87.6%
College graduation rate18.2%
The 8th Congressional District of Indiana is a congressional district based in southwest and west central Indiana.

Indiana's 8th Congressional District is based in southwest and west central Indiana, anchored in Evansville and includes Terre Haute, Vincennes and Washington. Vermillion, Parke, Vigo, Clay, Owen, Greene, Sullivan, Knox, Daviess, Martin, Dubois, Pike, Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Spencer, Perry and Crawford counties are included in the district.[1]

Previously the district was anchored in Evansville and also included Terre Haute, Vincennes and Washington.

The current representative of the 8th congressional district is Larry Bucshon (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Indiana's 8th congressional district elections, 2014

The 8th congressional district of Indiana will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Indiana's 8th congressional district elections, 2012

The 8th congressional district of Indiana held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which Republican incumbent Larry Bucshon won re-election. He defeated Dave Crooks (D) and Bart Gadau (L) in the general election[2]

U.S. House, Indiana District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Dave Crooks 43.1% 122,325
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Bucshon Incumbent 53.4% 151,533
     Libertarian Bart Gadau 3.6% 10,134
Total Votes 283,992
Source: Indiana Secretary of State "House of Representatives Election Results"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Larry Bucshon won election to the United States House. He defeated W. Trent VanHaaften (D) and John Cunningham (Libertarian) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Indiana District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry D. Bucshon 57.5% 117,259
     Democratic W. Trent VanHaaften 37.4% 76,265
     Libertarian John Cunningham 5% 10,240
Total Votes 203,764

2008
On November 4, 2008, Brad Ellsworth won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Greg Goode (R) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Indiana District 8 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Ellsworth incumbent 64.5% 188,693
     Republican Greg Goode 35.5% 103,769
Total Votes 292,462

2006
On November 7, 2006, Brad Ellsworth won election to the United States House. He defeated John N. Hostettler (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Indiana District 8 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Ellsworth 61% 131,019
     Republican John N. Hostettler incumbent 39% 83,704
Total Votes 214,723

2004
On November 2, 2004, John N. Hostettler won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John P. Jennings (D) and Mark Garvin (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Indiana District 8 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn N. Hostettler incumbent 53.4% 145,576
     Democratic John P. Jennings 44.5% 121,522
     Libertarian Mark Garvin 2.1% 5,680
Total Votes 272,778

2002
On November 5, 2002, John N. Hostettler won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bryan L. Hartke (D) and Pam Williams (L) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Indiana District 8 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn N. Hostettler incumbent 51.3% 98,952
     Democratic Bryan L. Hartke 46% 88,763
     Libertarian Pam Williams 2.7% 5,150
Total Votes 192,865

2000
On November 7, 2000, John N. Hostettler won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Paul E. Perry (D) and Thomas Trindle (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Indiana District 8 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn N. Hostettler incumbent 52.7% 116,879
     Democratic Paul E. Perry 45.3% 100,488
     Libertarian Thomas Trindle 2% 4,342
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 283
Total Votes 221,992

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 8th congressional district of Indiana after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Indiana

In 2011, the Indiana State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

In redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting.[9] Todd C. Young, representative from Indiana's 9th congressional district ranked 10th on the list.[9] The article notes that in the redistricting process, controlled by Republicans, Young benefited from taking pockets of Republicans from Larry Bucshon’s district next door in the 8th district and adding them into Young's 9th district, resulting in a vulnerable District 8.[9]

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