The Green Papers: Indiana 2007 Off Year Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2007. Find 2008 elections here.
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
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
 

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Indiana State and Local Government

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 110th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator Richard G. Lugar
First elected: 1976; re-elected: 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

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

110th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 110th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Democratic (4 Undetermined);
4 Republican (4 Undetermined);
1 Vacancy

CD 1
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Democratic Congressman Peter J. Visclosky
First elected: 1984
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 2
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Democratic Congressman Joseph Simon "Joe" Donnelly
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 3
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Republican Congressman Mark Edward Souder
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 4
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Republican Congressman Steve Buyer
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 5
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Republican Congressman Danny L. "Dan" Burton
First elected: 1982
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 6
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Republican Congressman Mike Pence
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 7
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Democratic Congressman Julia M. Carson
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Vacant Office - We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Congressman Julia M. Carson who passed away on Saturday 15 December 2007 from lung cancer. She was first elected in 1996. On 2 November 2007 Congressman Carson officially requested a medical leave through 14 December 2007. She announced that she had terminal lung cancer on 25 November 2007 and the following day, announced her retirement.

CD 8
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Democratic Congressman Brad Ellsworth
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 9
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Democratic Congressman Baron P. Hill
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Republican Secretary of State Todd Rokita
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
  
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: 2006, 2010

  Republican Treasurer Richard E. Mourdock
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
 

Marge O'Laughlin, who was previously elected and served as Treasurer of State from 1987 to 1995, was sworn in by Governor Daniels on 2 January 2007 to serve out the unexpired term of Tim Berry, who resigned to become Auditor of State. Treasurer O'Laughlin will serve until 10 February 2007 when Richard E. Mourdock will begin his four-year term as Treasurer of State.

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: 2006, 2010

  Republican Auditor Tim Berry
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
 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.

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): 6 incumbents
  Republican: 12 incumbents
 
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 the person so listed will actually appear on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


  2007 Off Year Election Home  
 
  U.S. Senate Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Gubernatorial Popular Vote by Party  
  U.S. House Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Close Contests Summary - Decision by 2% or less  
  Contests Where No Candidate Received a Majority  
 
2007 Election Dates:   Chronologically   --   Alphabetically  
Poll Closing Times:   Chronologically   --   Alphabetically  
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  Governors     Senate     House  
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  Senators by 'Class'  
  Governors by election 'cycle'  
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  Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance  
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  Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats (the incumbent is not running for re-election)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with no incumbent running for them  
  Uncontested Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats (one candidate running for office)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with only one major party candidate running for office  
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  2007 Partisan Composition by State  
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  Political Parties  
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  Senate Electoral Classes  
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  Statewide Political Party Strength  


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