The Green Papers: Indiana 2010 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 4 May 2010
General Election & Special Election CD 3: Tuesday 2 November 2010
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)
Capital:Indianapolis
Tuesday 4 May 2010 polling hours 6:00a EDT (1000 UTC) / 6:00a CDT (1100 UTC) to 6:00p EDT (2200 UTC) / 6:00p CDT (2300 UTC). Although a portion 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.
Tuesday 2 November 2010 polling hours 6:00a EDT (1000 UTC) / 6:00a CDT (1100 UTC) to 6:00p EDT (2200 UTC) / 6:00p CDT (2300 UTC). Although a portion 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.
 

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Indiana State and Local Government


NOTE: In any Primary election in INDIANA, voters state which Party they are affiliated with by asking the poll workers for the ballot of that Party in a given Primary. A voter's party affiliation is determined solely by his or her Primary voting record; the state's voter registration form does NOT provide a place for the voter to state Party affiliation.

Even though the history of a voter's Party affiliation- solely as determined by the individual voter's Primary voting record- is part of the public record, the informaton is NOT available at the polling place. Any voter, however, may challenge another voter's Party affiliation at the polls:

In such a case, the voter making the challenge (the "challenger") fills out an affidavit that the voter being challenged (the "challengee") has not, in fact, voted in the Party's Primaries in the past, an assertion against which the challengee must fill out a counter-affidavit, asserting that they intend to vote for a majority of the candidates of the challengee's Party of choice in the next General Election. If the challengee fills out this counter-affidavit, the challengee is allowed to vote in the Primary; however, if the challengee refuses, he or she is not allowed to vote in the Primary.

Nevertheless, since General Election ballots are cast in secret, the intention expressed in the counter-affidavit by the challengee is impossible to enforce.


The Libertarian Party nominates by convention rather than by primary.


Indiana Election Division - May 4, 2010 Primary Election Candidate List


May 2010 Primary results:


2 November 2010
General Election returns from an official source.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 111th 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
16 November 2010: Announced his candidacy for re-election.

Class 3
Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Senator Evan Bayh
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - 15 February 2010: Announced he will not seek re-election in 2010
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 952,116 54.58% former Senator Daniel Ray "Dan" Coats
FEC S0IN00053; 31 Dec 10; Tot $4,923,472; Dsb $4,713,800
  Candidate Democratic 697,775 40.00% Congressman Brad Ellsworth
15 May 2010: Congressman Ellsworth is selected as the replacement Democratic nominee.
19 February 2010: Congressman Ellsworth intends to be the replacement Democratic candidate for the Class 3 Senate Seat in 2010. (Since no Democratic candidate submitted the required number of signatures for the 4 May 2010 primary, the Democratic Party's State Central Committee will select a nominee for the general election between the 4 May primary and 30 June.)

FEC S0IN00152; 31 Dec 10; Tot $2,368,814; Dsb $2,590,429
  Candidate Libertarian 94,330 5.41% Rebecca Sink-Burris
FEC S8IN00080; 31 Dec 10; Tot $16,714; Dsb $16,879
  Candidate Write-in 161 0.01% Jim Miller
FEC S0IN00178
  Candidate Write-in 99 0.01% Jack Edward Rooney
FEC S0IN00186; 31 Dec 10; Tot $12,900; Dsb $10,342
Total 1,744,481 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012. 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; re-elected 2008
Chair up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit
  Candidate Democratic     Evansille Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012. Elected on a ticket with Governor.

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman
First elected: 2004; re-elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Open Seat - At term limit

111th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit. 111th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Democratic (4 Renominated, 1 Open);
4 Republican (1 Undetermined, 1 Open, 2 Renominated)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Peter J. Visclosky
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 1984
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 4 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic 99,387 58.56% Congressman Peter J. Visclosky
FEC H4IN01012; 31 Dec 10; Tot $891,334; Dsb $1,387,946
  Candidate Republican 65,558 38.63% Mark J. Leyva
4 May 2010 primary - 25%

FEC H8IN01096; 31 Dec 10; Tot $17,848; Dsb $17,266
  Candidate Libertarian 4,762 2.81% Jon Morris
FEC H0IN01119
Total 169,707 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Joseph Simon "Joe" Donnelly
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 4 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic 91,341 48.18% Congressman Joseph Simon "Joe" Donnelly
FEC H4IN02101; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,723,640; Dsb $1,988,557
  Candidate Republican 88,803 46.84% state Representative Jackie Swihart Walorski
FEC H0IN02190; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,331,775; Dsb $1,316,801
  Candidate Libertarian 9,447 4.98% Mark Vogel
FEC H8IN02136
Total 189,591 100.00%  

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Marlin A. Stutzman
First elected: 2 November 2010 in a special election.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 116,140 62.76% state Senator Marlin A. Stutzman
12 June 2010: Selected, by convention, to be the replacement nominee.

FEC H0IN03198; 31 Dec 10; Tot $597,305; Dsb $596,780
  Candidate Democratic 61,267 33.11% Thomas Eldon "Tom" Hayhurst
FEC H6IN03161; 22 Nov 10; Tot $807,540; Dsb $794,798
  Candidate Libertarian 7,631 4.12% Scott Wise
FEC H8IN03068
  Candidate Write-in 10 0.01% Thomas L. "Tom" Metzger
Nationalist Party of America

FEC H0IN03206
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% Wes Stephens
FEC H0IN03214
Total 185,049 100.00%  
  
4 May 2010: Congressman Mark Edward Souder is renominated by Primary.
18 May 2010: Congressman Mark Edward Souder announced his resignation after admitting to an affair with a female staffer. "It is with great regret i announce that I am resigning from the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as resigning as the Republican nominee for Congress in this fall's election..."
21 May 2010: Congressman Souder officially resigned his seat. He was first elected in 1994.
28 May 2010: Governor Mitch Daniels called a special election for 2 November 2010 to fill the vacancy created by the 21 May 2010 resignation of Congressman Mark Edward Souder. The special election will be held concurrently with the General Election. The candidate receiving the most votes in the special election will serve out the remainder of the term which ends in January 2011. Reference: http://www.in.gov/portal/news_events/54470.htm.
2 November 2010: Indiana state Senator Marlin Stutzman (Republican) wins 63% of the vote in the special election.

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Special Election
Republican
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Special Election - Special Election - A special 2 November 2010 election was called on 28 May 2010 to fill the unexpired term (November and December 2010) of Congressman Mark Edward Souder who resigned on 21 May 2010.
  Elected Republican 115,306 62.66% state Senator Marlin A. Stutzman
12 June 2010: Nominated

FEC S0IN00095; 31 Dec 10; Tot $579,877; Dsb $578,376
  Candidate Democratic 60,793 33.04% Thomas Eldon "Tom" Hayhurst
FEC H6IN03161; 22 Nov 10; Tot $807,540; Dsb $794,798
  Candidate Libertarian 7,907 4.30% Scott Wise
FEC H8IN03068
Total 184,006 100.00%  

CD 4
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Steve Buyer
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - 29 January 2010: Announced he will not seek reelection due to his wife's illness.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 138,732 68.57% Secretary of State Theodore Edward "Todd" Rokita
FEC H0IN04170; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,095,064; Dsb $799,652
  Candidate Democratic 53,167 26.28% David Auram Sanders
FEC H4IN04149; 31 Dec 10; Tot $110,434; Dsb $32,185
  Candidate Libertarian 10,423 5.15% John Duncan
FEC H0IN04295
Total 202,322 100.00%  

CD 5
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Danny L. "Dan" Burton
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 1982
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 4 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Republican 146,899 62.14% Congressman Danny L. "Dan" Burton
FEC H2IN06023; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,131,675; Dsb $1,255,403
  Candidate Democratic 60,024 25.39% Tim Crawford
FEC H0IN05151
  Candidate Libertarian 18,266 7.73% Richard Andrew "Chard" Reid
FEC H0IN05169; 22 Nov 10; Tot $15,730; Dsb $15,395
  Candidate Independent 11,218 4.75% Jesse C. Trueblood
FEC H0IN05177
Total 236,407 100.00%  

CD 6
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Mike Pence
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 4 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Republican 126,027 66.57% Congressman Mike Pence
FEC H8IN02060; 31 Dec 10; Tot $2,684,311; Dsb $2,654,172
  Candidate Democratic 56,647 29.92% Barry Alan Welsh
FEC H6IN06149; 31 Dec 10; Tot $115; Dsb $7,603
  Candidate Libertarian 6,635 3.50% Talmage "T.J." Thompson, Jr.
FEC H0IN06100
Total 189,309 100.00%  

CD 7
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman André D. Carson
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 11 March 2008 in a Special Election called to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Congressman Julia M. Carson (his grandmother) on 15 December 2007.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 4 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic 86,011 58.90% Congressman André D. Carson
FEC H8IN07184; 31 Dec 10; Tot $951,783; Dsb $787,197
  Candidate Republican 55,213 37.81% Marvin Bailey Scott
FEC H0IN07207; 22 Nov 10; Tot $228,674; Dsb $209,571
  Candidate Libertarian 4,815 3.30% Dav Wilson
FEC H0IN07215
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Jeffrey Wayne Spoonamore
FEC H0IN07223
Total 146,039 100.00%  

CD 8
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Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Congressman Brad Ellsworth
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - 19 February 2010: Congressman Ellsworth intends to be the replacement Democratic candidate for the Class 3 Senate Seat in 2010.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 117,259 57.55% Larry D. Bucshon
FEC H0IN08114; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,098,068; Dsb $1,079,949
  Candidate Democratic 76,265 37.43% state Representative William Trent "Trent " Van Haaften
FEC H0IN08155; 31 Dec 10; Tot $762,356; Dsb $762,355
  Candidate Libertarian 10,240 5.03% John Wayne Cunningham
FEC H0IN08130
Total 203,764 100.00%  

CD 9
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Baron P. Hill
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 4 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Republican 118,040 52.34% Todd Christopher Young
FEC H0IN09070; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,948,362; Dsb $1,953,831
  Candidate Democratic 95,353 42.28% Congressman Baron P. Hill
FEC H8IN09032; 31 Dec 10; Tot $2,172,443; Dsb $2,172,565
  Candidate Libertarian 12,070 5.35% Greg S. "No Bull" Knott
FEC H0IN09138; 31 Dec 10; Tot $6,093; Dsb $5,875
  Candidate Write-in 69 0.03% Jerry R. Lucas
FEC H0IN09146
Total 225,532 100.00%  

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

Seat up for election
Open
Republican Secretary of State Theodore Edward "Todd" Rokita
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - Successfully ran for Congressman in CD 4
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 976,810 57.13% Charlie White
19 November 2010: Mr. White's eligibility to hold office is being questioned. Story from Indy Star.
  Candidate Democratic 632,129 36.97% Vop Osili
  Candidate Libertarian 100,795 5.90% Mike Wherry
Total 1,709,734 100.00%  
  
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: 2008, 2012

  Republican Attorney General Greg Zoeller
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

Seat up for election Republican Treasurer Richard E. Mourdock
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 1,053,527 62.46% Treasurer Richard E. Mourdock
  Candidate Democratic 633,243 37.54% Pete Buttigieg
Total 1,686,770 100.00%  
 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: 2006, 2010

Seat up for election Republican Auditor Tim Berry
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
  Elected Republican 986,301 58.36% Auditor Tim Berry
  Candidate Democratic 625,630 37.02% Sam Locke
  Candidate Libertarian 78,004 4.62% Eric Knipe
Total 1,689,935 100.00%  
 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: 2008, 2012

  Republican Public Instruction Superintendent Tony Bennett
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
 

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, 15 candidates
  Republican: 13 incumbents, 14 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Libertarian: 13 candidates
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
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 a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


 


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