The Green Papers: Indiana 2006 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 2 May 2006
General Election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Electoral Votes:11(2.04% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:9(2.07% of 435)
2000 Census:6,090,782 (2.16% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):4,448,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):4,000,809
Capital:Indianapolis
Tuesday 2 May 2006 polling hours 6:00a EDT (1000 UTC) / 6:00a CDT (1100 UTC) to 6:00p EDT (2200 UTC) / 6:00p CDT (2300 UTC). Although much of this state is in CDT, the majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated EDT when the networks feel they can project.
NOTE: Beginning in the Spring of 2006, all of INDIANA will now go on Daylight Savings Time, regardless of Standard Time Zone.
Tuesday 7 November 2006 polls close 6:00p EST (2300 UTC) / 6:00p CST (0000 UTC). Although much of this state is in CST, the majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated EST when the networks feel they can project.
 

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Indiana State and Local Government


INDIANA General Election Returns from an official source



INDIANA PRIMARY

Tuesday 2 May 2006

INDIANA PRIMARY Returns from an official source

Contested STATEWIDE races:

NOTE: Major Party candidates for the offices of Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Auditor are not nominated via the 2 May Primary but, instead, will be (per Indiana Code 3-8-4-2) nominated at each Party's respective State Conventions:

  • Democrats: Saturday 3 June 2006.
  • Republicans: Monday 19 June thru Tuesday 20 June 2006.

in addition, it appears that the Democratic candidate for the Class 1 United States Senate seat will also be nominated at that Party's 3 June State Convention.

Contested U.S. HOUSE races:

All races involving an Incumbent are in boldface and also marked with an asterisk (*)

  • CD 1:
    • Republicans have nominated Mark Leyva
  • CD 2:
    • Democrats have nominated Joe Donnelly
    • Republicans have re-nominated Chris Chocola*
  • CD 3:
    • Democrats have nominated Thomas Hayhurst
    • Republicans have re-nominated Mark Souder*
  • CD 4:
    • Democrats have nominated David Sanders
    • Republicans have re-nominated Steve Buyer*
  • CD 5:
    • Democrats have nominated Katherine Fox Carr
    • Republicans have re-nominated Dan Burton*
  • CD 6:
    • Democrats have nominated Barry Welsh
    • Republicans have re-nominated Mike Pence*
  • CD 7:
    • Democrats have re-nominated Julia Carson*
    • Republicans have nominated Eric Dickerson
  • CD 9:
    • Democrats have nominated Baron Hill
    • Republicans have re-nominated Mike Sodrel*
 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 109th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for election
Republican Senator Richard G. Lugar
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1976; re-elected: 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 2 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Senator Richard G. Lugar
  Elected Republican 1,155,577 87.18% Senator Richard G. Lugar
FEC: $2,925,923
  Candidate Libertarian 169,858 12.82% Steve Osborn
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Jack H. Baldwin
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Mark Pool
FEC finanical report not available
Total 1,325,435 100.00%  

Class 3 Democratic Senator Evan Bayh
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period, All Governors

  Republican Governor Mitchell E. "Mitch" Daniels, Jr.
First elected: 2004
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008. Elected on a ticket with Governor.

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

109th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 109th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (2 Renominated);
7 Republican (7 Renominated)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Peter J. Visclosky
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1984
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 2 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Peter J. Visclosky
  Elected Democratic 103,704 69.61% Congressman Peter J. Visclosky
FEC: $1,374,303
  Candidate Republican 40,030 26.87% Mark J. Leyva
FEC: $10,940
  Candidate Independent 5,247 3.52% Charles E. Barman
FEC finanical report not available
Total 148,981 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman J. Christopher "Chris" Chocola
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 2 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Democratic - WATCH - Possible Democratic takeover. Republican Congressman J. Christopher "Chris" Chocola vs. Democratic Joseph Simon "Joe" Donnelly
  Elected Democratic 104,016 53.93% Joseph Simon "Joe" Donnelly
FEC: $1,558,571
  Candidate Republican 88,871 46.07% Congressman J. Christopher "Chris" Chocola
FEC: $3,247,573
Total 192,887 100.00%  

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Mark Edward Souder
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 2 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Congressman Mark Edward Souder
  Elected Republican 94,929 54.37% Congressman Mark Edward Souder
FEC: $622,034
  Candidate Democratic 79,683 45.63% Thomas Eldon Hayhurst
FEC: $708,182
Total 174,612 100.00%  

CD 4
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Steve Buyer
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 2 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Steve Buyer
  Elected Republican 111,987 62.45% Congressman Steve Buyer
FEC: $744,682
  Candidate Democratic 67,322 37.55% David Auram Sanders
FEC: $136,352
Total 179,309 100.00%  

CD 5
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Danny L. "Dan" Burton
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1982
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 2 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Danny L. "Dan" Burton
  Elected Republican 126,072 64.85% Congressman Danny L. "Dan" Burton
FEC: $527,819
  Candidate Democratic 61,378 31.57% Katherine Fox Carr
FEC: $13,287
  Candidate Libertarian 6,961 3.58% Sheri Conover Sharlow
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     John Miller
FEC finanical report not available
Total 194,411 100.00%  

CD 6
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Mike Pence
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 2 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Mike Pence
  Elected Republican 113,003 60.20% Congressman Mike Pence
FEC: $1,535,469
  Candidate Democratic 74,715 39.80% Barry Alan Welsh
FEC: $60,263
Total 187,718 100.00%  

CD 7
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Julia M. Carson
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 2 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic Congressman Julia M. Carson
  Elected Democratic 72,983 53.71% Congressman Julia M. Carson
FEC: $476,139
  Candidate Republican 62,903 46.29% Eric Dickerson
FEC: $79,591
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     John Leroy Plemons
FEC finanical report not available
Total 135,886 100.00%  

CD 8
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman John Nathan Hostettler
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 2 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Democratic - WATCH - Republican Congressman John Nathan Hostettler vs. Democratic Brad Ellsworth
  Elected Democratic 128,765 61.02% Brad Ellsworth
FEC: $1,769,955
  Candidate Republican 82,271 38.98% Congressman John Nathan Hostettler
FEC: $598,400
Total 211,036 100.00%  

CD 9
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Michael E. "Mike" Sodrel
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 2 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Toss-up - WATCH - Leans slightly Democratic. Republican Congressman Michael E. "Mike" Sodrel vs. Democratic Baron P. Hill
  Elected Democratic 110,185 49.95% Baron P. Hill
former Congressman

FEC: $1,913,966
  Candidate Republican 100,503 45.56% Congressman Michael E. "Mike" Sodrel
FEC: $2,730,270
  Candidate Libertarian 9,920 4.50% David Eric "Eric" Schansberg
FEC: $26,765
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Donald W. "Don" Mantooth
FEC finanical report not available
Total 220,608 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Republican Secretary of State Todd Rokita
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated
  Elected Republican 823,762 50.99% Secretary of State Todd Rokita
  Candidate Democratic 738,030 45.68% Joe Pearson
  Candidate Libertarian 53,727 3.33% Mike Kole
  Candidate Write-in; (Green)     William N. "Bill" Stant
Total 1,615,519 100.00%  
  
Candidates for this office are nominated by party convention or petition. That is, there is no primary election for this office.

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Republican Attorney General Steve Carter
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
 Major Party candidates for the offices of Attorney General and Superintendent of Public Instruction are not nominated via Primary but, instead, will be (per Indiana Code 3-8-4-2) nominated at each Party's respective State Conventions.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election
Open
Republican Treasurer Tim Berry
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - At term limit. Running for Auditor in 2006
  Elected Republican 819,417 51.80% Richard E. Mourdock
  Candidate Democratic 762,589 48.20% Michael W. Griffin
Total 1,582,006 100.00%  
 Candidates for this office are nominated by party convention or petition. That is, there is no primary election for this office.

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election
Open
Republican Auditor Connie Kay Nass
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - At term limit
  Elected Republican 792,044 51.35% Treasurer Tim Berry
  Candidate Democratic 750,520 48.65% Judy Anderson
Total 1,542,564 100.00%  
 Candidates for this office are nominated by party convention or petition. That is, there is no primary election for this office.

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Republican Public Instruction Superintendent Suellen K. Reed
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1996, 2000; 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
 Major Party candidates for the offices of Attorney General and Superintendent of Public Instruction are not nominated via Primary but, instead, will be (per Indiana Code 3-8-4-2) nominated at each Party's respective State Conventions.

Clerk of State Supreme Court  4 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2002

  No Party Designation Supreme Court Administrator Kevin S. Smith
 

Supreme Court Administrator Kevin S. Smith will permanently add the duties of Clerk of the Courts to his responsibilities as part of the transition of the Clerk's position from an elected position to an appointed one, Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard announced 31 January 2006.

The last person to hold the office of Clerk of the Courts, David C. Lewis, resigned 10 February 2006 to take a job in the private sector. Mr. Lewis was appointed 23 November 2003 to fill the vacant seat caused by the resignation of Clerk of State Supreme Court Brian Bishop.

Under legislation passed in 2004, the Clerk's position was changed from an elected position to one appointed by the Chief Justice whenever the elected Clerk completes his or her term, or leaves office. Mr. Lewis' current term would have expired 31 December 2006.


Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 3 incumbents, 13 candidates
  Republican: 15 incumbents, 14 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 4 candidates
Independents
  Independent: 4 candidates
  No Party Designation: 1 incumbent
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 6 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that this candidate is actually on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


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  Close Contests Summary - Decision by 2% or less  
  Contests Where No Candidate Received a Majority  
 
  Contests to Watch and Polling Data  
 
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