Indiana Resources

Population: 6,619,680 (2015)

Filing deadline: Feb. 9, 2018.

Primary: May 8, 2018.

Indiana (R+5) is a relatively conservative state, but centrist Democrats are still competitive in statewide elections, although their bench is fairly thin. It is more conservative on the local level. Indiana was 84% White, 8% Black and 5% Hispanic in 2010.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 11. Indiana usually goes Republican in Presidential elections, but Barack Obama won it with a razor-thin margin in 2008.

Senators: 1 Democrat, 1 Republican.

Joe Donnelly

Senator class 1: Joe Don­nelly (D)
Committees: Agriculture, Armed Services, Banking & Housing.

Democratic nominee: Joe Don­nelly
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
Tossup.

Status, May 18, 2016:
Lawyer Joe Don­nelly (b.1955) left the House after three terms, because the State Legislature redrew his district to be much more conservative. Instead, he won the open Senate seat in 2012 with 50% against a gaffe prone Republican. He may be more vulnerable against a better candidate in 2018.

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Todd Young

Senator class 3: Todd Young (R)
Committees: Foreign Relations, Health & Education, Commerce, Small Business.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Todd Young

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The GOP held the seat with lawyer, veteran and Congressman Todd Young (b.1972), who won 52% in 2016.

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Representatives: 9 Representatives; 2 Democrats and 7 Republicans.

Pete Visclosky

District 1
Representative: Pete Visclosky (D)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: Pete Vis­closky
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 18, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (D+10) lies in the northwestern corner of the state, and includes Gary and suburbs. It is 68% White, 18% Black and 12% Hispanic. Lawyer Pete Visclosky (b.1949) was first elected in 1984 and was unopposed in 2016.

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Jackie Walorski

District 2
Representative: Jackie Walorski (R)
Committees: Ways and Means.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Jackie Walorski

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely GOP.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (R+6) covers northern, central Indiana. It is 85% White. Journalist and State Representative Jackie Walorski (b.1963) took it in 2012, on the second attempt and won 59% in 2016.

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Jim Banks

District 3
Representative: Jim Banks (R)
Committees: Armed Services, Science, Veterans.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Jim Banks

Rating, May 18, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (R+13) covers northeastern parts of the state, including Ft. Wayne. It is 88% White. The GOP held the seat with realtor, veteran and State Senator Jim Banks (b.1979), who won 70% in 2016.

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Todd Rokita

District 4
Representative: Todd Rokita (R)
Committees: Budget, Education, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Todd Rokita

Rating, May 18, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (R+11) covers northwestern parts, including western suburbs of Indianapolis. It is 90% White. Lawyer and SoS Todd Rokita (b.1970) was first elected in 2010 and won 65% in 2016.

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Susan Brooks

District 5
Representative: Susan Brooks (R)
Committees: Energy & Commerce, Ethics (Chair).

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Susan Brooks

Rating, May 18, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (R+9) covers central parts north of Indianapolis. It is 85% White. US Attorney Susan Brooks (b.1960) was first elected in 2012 and won 62% in 2016.

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Luke Messer

District 6
Representative: Luke Messer (R)
Committees: Education, Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 18, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, July 26, 2017:
The district (R+12) covers central eastern and southeastern areas, including Indianapolis suburbs. It is 94% White. Lawyer and State Representative Luke Messer (b.1969) was first elected in 2012 and won 69% in 2016. He is running for Senate in 2018.

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André Carson

District 7
Representative: André Carson (D)
Committees: Transportation, Intelligence.

Democratic nominee: André Carson
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 18, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (D+13) coves central areas, including Indianapolis. It is 62% White and 27% Black. Indiana Councilman André Carson (b.1974) has represented the city since winning his late grandmother’s seat in a special election in 2008. He won 60% in 2016. He is one of two Muslims in the House.

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Larry Bucshon

District 8
Representative: Larry Bucshon (R)
Committees: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Larry Bucshon

Rating, May 18, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (R+8) covers southwestern areas, including Evansville and Terre Haute. It is 93% White. Surgeon Larry Bucshon (b.1962) was first elected in 2010 and won 64% in 2016.

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Trey Hollingsworth

District 9
Representative: Trey Hollingsworth (R)
Committees: Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Trey Hollingsworth

Rating, June 17, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (R+9) covers southern and central parts, including Louisville suburbs and is 92% White. The GOP held the seat with businessman Trey Hollingsworth (b.1983), who won 54% in 2016.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day: The second Monday of January.

The Governor, LG, SoS and Treasurer of Indiana are term limited after 2 x 4 years. After 4 years, they can run for 2 x 4 more years. There are no term limits for the Attorney General & the Superintendent of Public Education.

Eric Holcomb

Governor: Eric Holcomb (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Eric Holcomb

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, July 26, 2016:
Governor Mike Pence got picked as veep for Donald Trump and the Indiana Republican State Committee chose businessman and Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb (b.1968) as the new GOP candidate. He won 51% in 2016.

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Suzanne Crouch

Lieutenant Governor: Suzanne Crouch (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Suzanne Crouch

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, August 8, 2016:
The LG is picked by the gubernatorial nominee and elected on the same ticket. State Auditor Suzanne Crouch was formally named as the GOP’s LG candidate on Aug. 1, 2016.

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Connie Lawson

Secretary of State: Connie Lawson (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Connie Lawson

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 18, 2016:
Nominations for this office are made by the Party Conventions. State Senator Connie Lawson (b.1949) was appointed to the job in 2012 and took 57% in 2014.

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Kelly Mitchell

Treasurer: Kelly Mitchell (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Kelly Mitchell

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 18, 2016:
Nominations for this office are made by the Party Conventions. County Commissioner Kelly Mitchell took 58% in 2014.

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Tera Klutz

Auditor: Tera Klutz (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Tera Klutz

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
Nominations for this office are made by the Party Conventions. County Auditor Tera Klutz was appointed to the office in 2017.

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Curtis Hill

Attorney General: Curtis Hill (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Curtis Hill

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
Nominations for this office are made by the Party Conventions. Elkhart County Prosecutor Curtis Hill held the office for the GOP with 62% in 2016.

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Jennifer McCormick

Superintendent of Public Instruction: Jennifer McCormick (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Jennifer McCormick

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, July 27, 2017:
Nominations for this office are made by the Party Conventions. Yorktown Superintendent Jennifer McCormick took it from the incumbent Democrat with 53% in 2016. This office will be turned into an appointed one from 2025, meaning that the last election will be in 2o20.

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State Senate: 50 (9D / 41R). Term 4 years. Half elected in 2018/2020.
State House: 100 (30D / 70R). Term 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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