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Indiana's 8th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Larry Bucshon Republican Party
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The 8th 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.[1]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Larry Bucshon (R), who was first elected in 2010.

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.[2]

Candidates

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May 6, 2014, primary results

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Libertarian Party Third Party Candidates

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District history

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[9]

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 of Representatives. He defeated W. Trent VanHaaften (D) and John Cunningham (L) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House of Representatives, Indiana's 8th Congressional District, 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

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