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{{tnr}}'''Luke Messer''' is a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate who won election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Indiana's 6th congressional district elections, 2012|the 6th Congressional District]] of [[Indiana]]. He won the Republican nomination and faced Democrat [[Brad Bookout]] in the general election.<ref name="sos">[http://www.in.gov/apps/sos/primary/sos_primary12?page=office&countyID=-1&partyID=-1&officeID=5&districtID=-1&districtshortviewID=-1&candidate= ''Indiana Secretary of State'' "2012 Primary Election Results," May 8, 2012]</ref>
 
{{tnr}}'''Luke Messer''' is a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate who won election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Indiana's 6th congressional district elections, 2012|the 6th Congressional District]] of [[Indiana]]. He won the Republican nomination and faced Democrat [[Brad Bookout]] in the general election.<ref name="sos">[http://www.in.gov/apps/sos/primary/sos_primary12?page=office&countyID=-1&partyID=-1&officeID=5&districtID=-1&districtshortviewID=-1&candidate= ''Indiana Secretary of State'' "2012 Primary Election Results," May 8, 2012]</ref>

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Luke Messer
Luke Messer.jpg
U.S. House, Indiana, District 6
Incumbent-elect
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2002
Next generalNovember 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Indiana House of Representatives
2003-2006
Education
Bachelor'sWabash College
J.D.Vanderbilt University
Personal
BirthdayFeb. 27, 1969
Place of birthEvansville, Indiana
ProfessionExecutive Director of Hoosiers for Economic Growth
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Campaign website
Luke Messer campaign logo
Luke Messer is a 2012 Republican candidate who won election to the U.S. House representing the 6th Congressional District of Indiana. He won the Republican nomination and faced Democrat Brad Bookout in the general election.[1]

Messer won on November 6, 2012.[2]

Biography

Messer was born in Evansville, Indiana.[3]

Education:[4]

  • Wabash College
  • Vanderbilt University, J.D.

Career

  • 2010-present: President, Hoosiers for Economic Growth Network[3]
  • 2006-present: Practicing lawyer[3]
  • 2003-2006: Served in the Indiana House[5]
  • 2001-05: Executive director, Indiana Republican Party[3]
  • 1999: Legal counsel, House Government Reform and Oversight Committee[3]
  • 1998-99: Legal counsel, Reps. Dan Burton, R-Ind., and David McIntosh, R-Ind.[3]
  • 1997: Press secretary, Rep. Ed Bryant, R-Tenn.[3]
  • 1995-96: Legal counsel, Koch Industries[3]


Elections

2012

See also: Indiana's 6th congressional district elections, 2012

Messer ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Indiana's 6th District. Messer defeated Bill Frazier, Travis Hankins, Don Bates, Jr., Joseph Van Wye, and Joe Sizemore in the May 8 Republican primary and defeated Brad Bookout (D) in the November 6 general election.[1]

United States House of Representatives, Indiana District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLuke Messer 41.7% 32,859
Don Bates, Jr. 13.8% 10,913
Bill Frazier 10.7% 8,446
Travis Hankins 29.5% 23,276
Joseph Van Wye 1.3% 989
Joe Sizemore 3% 2,346
Total Votes 78,829

Endorsements

Messer was endorsed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, with the decision announced by the organization's PAC, Indiana Chamber Congressional Action Committee.[6] Messer also received endorsements from Indiana Right to Life PAC and the National Rifle Association (NRA).[7][8] [9]

Former Republican candidates Allen Smith II and John Hatter endorsed Messer in the race for the 6th distirct after ending their own campaigns prior to the primary election.[10][11]

On May 3, Messer was endorsed by Governor of Indiana Mitch Daniels.[5]

Campaign Donors

2012

Luke Messer Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2012$290,405.36$127,225.00$(65,860.44)$351,769.92
Pre-primary[13]April 26, 2012$351,769.92$75,895.00$(133,553.27)$294,111.65
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2012$294,111.65$148,620.00$(393,507.06)$49,224.59
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2012$49,224.59$213,474.64$(117,383.21)$145,316.02
Running totals
$565,214.64$(710,303.98)

Personal

Messer, his wife Jennifer, their two daughters, Emma and Ava, and son, Hudson, live in Shelbyville, Indiana.[4]

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