Rex Bell

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Rex Bell
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Indiana State Senate, District 27
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Rex Bell was a 2014 Libertarian candidate for District 27 of the Indiana State Senate. He ran unsuccessfully for the 6th Congressional District of Indiana in 2012.



See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Indiana State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Jerome "Jake" Hoog was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Jeff Raatz defeated Eric Atkinson, Doug Williamson and R. Bruce Wissel in the Republican primary. Raatz defeated Hoog and Rex Bell (L) in the general election. Bell filed to run on July 2, 2014.[1][2][3]

Indiana State Senate District 27, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Raatz 64.6% 16,030
     Democratic Jerome "Jake" Hoog 25.2% 6,250
     Libertarian Rex Bell 10.3% 2,552
Total Votes 24,832

Indiana State Senate, District 27 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Raatz 48.5% 4,231
R. Bruce Wissel 29.2% 2,549
Doug Williamson 16.5% 1,443
Eric Atkinson 5.8% 506
Total Votes 8,729


Bell was defeated by Luke Messer (R) in the November 6 general election.[4]

General election

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"


See also:Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bell lost to Republican incumbent Thomas Saunders by a margin of 10,492 to 3,846. Democratic candidate Bruce Gaylor came in second with 4,166 votes.[5] The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

In the Libertarian convention, Bell was unopposed.[6]

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Bell's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Bell lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Bell's campaign committee raised a total of $7,130 and spent $628.[7]

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