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Conservative Ranking


Indiana is the 12th most conservative state, voting 18.2% more Republican in the 2004 presidential elections than the national average.

Partisan Trend


Based on voting patterns since 1992, Indiana is trending REPUBLICAN.

GOP Trend Ranking


Indiana ranks 19th among the 50 states.
 
Presidential Race

Race for the White House


GOP Candidates
  • John McCain - U. S. Senator from Arizona  
  • Mike Huckabee - Former Governor of Arkansas
  • Ron Paul - U. S. Congressman from Texas (CD-14)
  • Mitt Romney - Former Governor of Massachusetts
  • Rudy Giuliani - Former Mayor of New York City
  • Fred Thompson - Former U. S. Senator from Tennessee
  • Duncan Hunter - U. S. Congressman from California (CD-52)

    DEM Candidates

  • Barack Obama - U. S. Senator from Illinois  
  • Hillary Clinton - U. S. Senator from New York
  • Mike Gravel - Former U. S. Senator from Alaska
  • John Edwards - Former U. S. Senator from North Carolina
  • Bill Richardson - Governor of New Mexico
  • Dennis Kucinich - U. S. Congressman from Ohio (CD-10)

    Party nominee -

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    Senate Race
    No race in 2008
     
    Governor's Race
    Incumbent:  GOP incumbent Mitch Daniels, Jr. is running for re-election for the first time in 2008.  He faced no serious primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Mitch Daniels, Jr. - Incumbent  

    DEM Candidates

  • Jill Long Thompson - Former United States Representative from Indiana  
  • Jim Schellinger

    Party nominee -

  •  
    Competitive House Races
    District 3
    Incumbent:  Republican Mark Souder is seeking an 8th term in 2008.

    GOP Candidates

  • Mark Souder - Incumbent  

    DEM Candidates

  • Mike Montagano  

    Party nominee -

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    Other House Races
    Projected winner listed first
  • District 1:  Peter Visclosky (D)-inc vs. Mark Leyva (R)
  • District 2:  Joseph Donnelly (D)-inc vs. Luke Puckett (R)
  • District 4:  Stephen Buyer (R)-inc vs. Nels Ackerson (D)
  • District 5:  Dan Burton (R)-inc vs. Mary Etta Ruley (D)
  • District 6:  Mike Pence (R)-inc vs. Barry Welsh (D)
  • District 7:  Andre Carson (D)-inc vs. Jon Elrod (R)
  • District 8:  Brad Ellsworth (D)-inc vs. Greg Goode (R)
  • District 9:  Baron Hill (D)-inc vs. Mike Sodrel (R)
  •  
    Additional Information

    Election Timeline


  • February 22, 2008 - Deadline to file for candidacy
  • March 8, 2008 - Special election, CD 7
  • May 6, 2008 - Presidential primary
  • May 6, 2008 - Primary elections
  • November 4, 2008 - Election day
  • Current Partisan Breakdown


     
    National Delegation
      Senators 1 GOP, 1 DEM
      Representatives 4 GOP, 4 DEM, 1 vacant
    State Government
      Governor GOP
      Lt. Governor - tied to Governor GOP
      State Senate - GOP control 33 GOP, 17 DEM
      State House - DEM control 49 GOP, 51 DEM

    Current Office Holders


  • Governor:  Mitch Daniels, Jr. (R) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2008
  • Lt. Governor:  Becky Skillman (R) - 1st term, tied to Governor
  • Senior Senator:  Richard Lugar (R) - 6th term, up for re-election in 2012
  • Junior Senator:  Evan Bayh (D) - 2nd term, up for re-election in 2010
  • House District 1:  Peter Visclosky (D) - 12th term
  • House District 2:  Joe Donnelly (D) - 1st term
  • House District 3:  Mark Souder (R) - 7th term
  • House District 4:  Stephen Buyer (R) - 8th term
  • House District 5:  Dan Burton (R) - 13th term
  • House District 6:  Mike Pence (R) - 4th term
  • House District 7:  Andre Carson (D) - 1st term (partial)
  • House District 8:  Brad Ellsworth (D) - 1st term
  • House District 9:  Baron Hill (R) - 4th term (non-consecutive)

    Historical Partisan Snapshot


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      Race 2000 Result 2002 Result 2004 Result 2006 Result

    President Solid GOP -- Solid GOP --

    Senate
    Class 1 Solid GOP -- -- Solid GOP
    Class 3 -- -- Solid DEM --

    Governor Mod Dem -- Mod GOP --

    House 6 GOP - 4 DEM 6 GOP - 3 DEM 7 GOP - 2 DEM 4 GOP - 5 DEM
    CD-1 Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM
    CD-2 Solid GOP Weak GOP Mod GOP Mod DEM
    CD-3 Weak DEM Solid GOP Solid GOP Mod GOP
    CD-4 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP
    CD-5 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP
    CD-6 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP
    CD-7 Solid GOP Mod DEM Strong DEM Mod DEM
    CD-8 Mod GOP Mod GOP Mod GOP Solid DEM
    CD-9 Strong DEM Mod DEM Weak GOP Weak DEM
    CD-10 Solid DEM NA NA NA

    BOLD - party turnover
    Party changes not bolded resulted from redistricting before the 2002 election.
    Race ratings:
  • "Weak" - less than 5%
  • "Mod" - 5% to less than 10%
  • "Strong" - 10% to 15%
  • "Solid" - greater than 15%
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    Indiana Race Tracking
    President
    John McCain
    vs
    Barack Obama
    Projected Winner
    Senate
    No race
    Governor
    Mitch Daniels - inc
    vs
    Jill Long Thompson
    Projected Winner
    House District 3
    Mark Souder - inc
    vs
    Mike Montagano
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