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According to the ''New York Times'' race ratings in October 2012, one of the nine districts was considered to be in play, [[Indiana's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012|District 8]].<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/ratings/house ''New York Times'' "House Race Ratings," Accessed July 25, 2012]</ref>
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According to the ''New York Times'' race ratings in October 2012, one of the nine districts was considered to be in play, [[Indiana's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012|District 8]].<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/ratings/house ''New York Times'' "House Race Ratings," accessed July 25, 2012]</ref>
  
 
After redistricting, both the [[Indiana's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012|2nd District]] and the [[Indiana's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012|9th District]] were more solidly [[republican]], while [[Indiana's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012|District 8]] was less so. [[Republicans]] [[Jackie Walorski]] and [[Todd Young]] were expected to take the [[Indiana's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012|2nd]] and [[Indiana's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012|9th]] districts, respectively. Despite the weakened support for [[republican]] incumbent [[Larry Bucshon]] in the [[Indiana's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012|8th District]], analysts predict that he would keep his seat.<ref>[http://www.wibc.com/news/Story.aspx?ID=1790313 ''WIBC'', "Redistricting Reshuffles Congressional Races to Watch," Accessed October 17, 2012]</ref>
 
After redistricting, both the [[Indiana's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012|2nd District]] and the [[Indiana's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012|9th District]] were more solidly [[republican]], while [[Indiana's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012|District 8]] was less so. [[Republicans]] [[Jackie Walorski]] and [[Todd Young]] were expected to take the [[Indiana's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012|2nd]] and [[Indiana's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012|9th]] districts, respectively. Despite the weakened support for [[republican]] incumbent [[Larry Bucshon]] in the [[Indiana's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012|8th District]], analysts predict that he would keep his seat.<ref>[http://www.wibc.com/news/Story.aspx?ID=1790313 ''WIBC'', "Redistricting Reshuffles Congressional Races to Watch," Accessed October 17, 2012]</ref>

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2012 U.S. House Elections in Indiana

Primary Date
May 8, 2012

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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2012 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Indiana took place on November 6, 2012. Voters elected nine candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's nine congressional districts.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 24, 2012
May 8, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Indiana has an open primary system, in which any registered voter can choose which party's primary to vote in, without having to be a member of that party.

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by April 9. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 9.[1]

See also: Indiana elections, 2012


According to the New York Times race ratings in October 2012, one of the nine districts was considered to be in play, District 8.[2]

After redistricting, both the 2nd District and the 9th District were more solidly republican, while District 8 was less so. Republicans Jackie Walorski and Todd Young were expected to take the 2nd and 9th districts, respectively. Despite the weakened support for republican incumbent Larry Bucshon in the 8th District, analysts predict that he would keep his seat.[3]

The Center for Voting and Democracy (Fairvote) projected that Democrats would win two districts while Republicans would win three seats. It did not make a projection for the remaining four districts.[4]

Primary competitiveness

See also: National contested primary average during the 2012 U.S. congressional elections

Indiana had the 11th most competitive congressional primaries in 2012, with 77.78% of major party primaries having been contested (14 out of 18). The national average was 54.31%.

Six U.S. House incumbents sought re-election in Indiana in 2012. 2 of those 6 (33.33%) faced a primary challenger. Nationwide, 200 out of the 386 incumbents seeking re-election faced a primary challenger (51.81%).

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held six of the nine Congressional seats from Indiana.

Members of the U.S. House from Indiana -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 3 2
     Republican Party 6 7
Total 9 9

Incumbents

Heading into the 2012 election, the incumbents for the nine congressional districts were:

Name Party District
Andre Carson Electiondot.png Democratic 7
Dan Burton Ends.png Republican 5
Joe Donnelly Electiondot.png Democratic 2
Larry Bucshon Ends.png Republican 8
Marlin A. Stutzman Ends.png Republican 3
Mike Pence Ends.png Republican 6
Peter J. Visclosky Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Todd C. Young Ends.png Republican 9
Todd Rokita Ends.png Republican 4

Margin of victory for winners

There were a total of 9 seats up for election in 2012 in Indiana. The following table shows the margin of victory for each district winner, which is calculated by examining the percentage difference between the top-two vote getters. If the race was uncontested, the margin of victory is listed as 100%.

District Winner Margin of Victory Total Vote Top Opponent
Indiana, District 1 Democratic Party Peter J. Visclosky 34.6% 279,034 Joel Phelps
Indiana, District 2 Republican Party Jackie Walorski 1.4% 273,475 Brendan Mullen
Indiana, District 3 Republican Party Marlin Stutzman 34.1% 280,235 Kevin Boyd
Indiana, District 4 Republican Party Todd Rokita 27.8% 272,268 Tara Nelson
Indiana, District 5 Republican Party Susan Brooks 20.8% 333,359 Scott Reske
Indiana, District 6 Republican Party Luke Messer 24% 275,253 Brad Bookout
Indiana, District 7 Democratic Party Andre Carson 25.7% 257,950 Carlos May
Indiana, District 8 Republican Party Larry Bucshon 10.3% 283,992 Dave Crooks
Indiana, District 9 Republican Party Todd Young 10.9% 298,180 Shelli Yoder

General election candidates

This is a map of the congressional districts of Indiana before and after the 2010 redistricting. The image also includes the partisan breakdown of the districts that are close in registration figures.
District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Democratic Party Peter Visclosky
Republican Party Joel Phelps
Peter J. Visclosky Democratic Party Peter Visclosky No
2nd Democratic Party Brendan Mullen
Republican Party Jackie Walorski
Libertarian PartyJoe Ruiz
Independent Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr.
Joe Donnelly Republican Party Jackie Walorski Yes
3rd Democratic Party Kevin Boyd
Republican Party Marlin Stutzman
Marlin A. Stutzman Republican Party Marlin Stutzman 'No
4th Democratic Party Tara Nelson
Republican Party Todd Rokita
Libertarian Party Benjamin J. Gehlhausen
Todd Rokita Republican Party Todd Rokita No
5th Democratic Party Scott Reske
Republican Party Susan Brooks
Libertarian Party Chard Reid
Dan Burton Republican Party Susan Brooks No
6th Democratic Party Brad Bookout
Republican Party Luke Messer
Libertarian Party Rex Bell
Mike Pence Republican Party Luke Messer No
7th Democratic Party Andre Carson
Republican Party Carlos May
Independent Tim Frye
Andre Carson Democratic Party Andre Carson No
8th Democratic Party Dave Crooks
Republican Party Larry Bucshon
Libertarian Party Bart Gadau
Larry Bucshon Republican Party Larry Bucshon No
9th Democratic Party Shelli Yoder
Republican Party Todd Young
Todd Young Republican Party Todd Young No

Candidates

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

1st Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Peter ViscloskyGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joel Phelps


May 8, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic primary

Republican Party Republican primary

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Brendan Mullen
Republican Party Jackie WalorskiGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Joe Ruiz
Independent Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr. (Write-In)
Note: Green Party Andrew Straw was disqualified from the ballot on July 27, 2012[7]


May 8, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic primary

Republican Party Republican primary

Did not appear on the ballot:

[12]

Green Party Green Party

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Kevin Boyd
Republican Party Marlin StutzmanGreen check mark transparent.png


May 8, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic primary

Republican Party Republican primary

4th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Tara Nelson
Republican Party Todd RokitaGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Benjamin J. Gehlhausen


May 8, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic primary

Republican Party Republican primary

5th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Scott Reske
Republican Party Susan BrooksGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Chard Reid


May 8, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic primary

Republican Party Republican primary

Withdrew prior to primary

6th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Brad Bookout
Republican Party Luke MesserGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Rex Bell


May 8, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic primary

Republican Party Republican primary

7th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Andre CarsonGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Carlos May
Independent Tim Frye (Write-In)

Note:' Mmoja Ajabu indicated he would run as an Independent candidate in the general election. However, his name failed to appear on the official candidate list.[25]


May 8, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic primary

Republican Party Republican primary

Independent Third party candidates

8th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Dave Crooks
Republican Party Larry BucshonGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Bart Gadau


May 8, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic primary

Republican Party Republican primary

9th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Shelli Yoder
Republican Party Todd YoungGreen check mark transparent.png

Note: Jason Sharp (L) withdrew from the race.[29][30]

May 8, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic primary

Republican Party Republican primary

See also

External links

References

  1. Indiana Elections Division "2012 Calendar Brochure," accessed July 24, 2012
  2. New York Times "House Race Ratings," accessed July 25, 2012
  3. WIBC, "Redistricting Reshuffles Congressional Races to Watch," Accessed October 17, 2012
  4. "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Indiana," September 2012
  5. Saturday Gazette Mail "New Ind. congressional districts clear Legislature" accessed December 15, 2011
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 Indiana Secretary of State Elections Division "Candidate List" accessed February 7, 2012
  7. South End Tribune "Green candidate denied ballot spot," July 27, 2012
  8. Fox 28.com "Brendan Mullen announces run for 2nd Congressional District seat" accessed December 15, 2011
  9. IndyStar.com "2 GOP rivals lead Burton in fundraising" accessed December 15, 2011
  10. WNDU.com "Walorski to run for 2nd District in 2012" accessed December 15, 2011
  11. Herald Argus "Feikes to run for 2nd District seat" accessed December 15, 2011
  12. Indiana Secretary of State "2012 Primary Election Results," May 8, 2012
  13. eTruth.com "Goshen attorney Straw to run for Congress" accessed December 15, 2011
  14. Saturday Gazette-Mail "New Ind. congressional districts clear Legislature" accessed December 15, 2011
  15. The Hill.com "Rokita finds election law expertise useful as he adjusts to life on Hill" accessed December 15, 2011
  16. IndyStar.com "State Rep. Reske plans run for Burton's seat in Congress" accessed December 15, 2011
  17. Kokomo Perspective.com "Former union leader mounts run for Congress" accessed December 15, 2011
  18. IndyStar.com "Former U.S. attorney joins GOP primary against Burton" accessed December 15, 2011
  19. Indy.com "Behind Closed Doors: Forget the Rolex; just fill out the paperwork" accessed December 15, 2011
  20. WishTV.com "McGoff challenges Burton for 5th District" accessed December 15, 2011
  21. WTHR.com "Longtime Indiana Rep. Burton plans re-election bid" accessed December 15, 2011
  22. 22.0 22.1 The Star Press.com "W/R REPORT: Meet the Muncie Dem's House candidate" accessed December 16, 2011
  23. WIBC.com "Ex-State Senator Makes Sixth Bid for Congress" accessed December 16, 2011
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 Indiana Secretary of State "Primary Candidate List" accessed January 26, 2012
  25. Indiana Secretary of State "General Election Candidates" accessed August 2, 2012
  26. Evansville Courier Press.com "Democratic leaders will caucus to choose 8th District candidate" accessed December 16, 2011
  27. The New York Times "House Freshmen Post Fund-Raising Numbers" accessed December 16, 2011
  28. Evansville Courier Press.com "Bucshon to face GOP opponent Kristi Risk for 8th District seat" accessed December 16, 2011
  29. Twitter.com "Jason Sharp tweet on July 17, 2012," accessed August 15, 2012
  30. Indiana Elections Division "2012 General Election Candidates," accessed August 15, 2012
  31. Evansville Courier Press.com "Ex-Obama security aide to run for Congress in Indiana's 9th District" accessed December 16, 2011
  32. The Courier-Journal "Ex-aide will run in Indiana's 9th District" accessed December 16, 2011
  33. Reporter-Times.com "Busy 2012 election year awaits voters" accessed December 16, 2011