The Green Papers: Indiana 2011 Off-Year Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2011. Find 2012 elections here.
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2000 Census:6,090,782 (2.16% of 281,998,273)
2002, 2008 Electoral Votes:11(2.04% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:9(2.07% of 435)
2010 Census:6,501,582 (2.10% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:11(2.04% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:9(2.07% of 435)
Capital:Indianapolis
 

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Indiana State and Local Government

Indiana 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats, Republicans, Third Parties


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.


Effective on 1 July 2011, candidates running unopposed may not appear on the November ballot. Reference: House Bill 1242.


The Libertarian Party nominates by convention rather than by primary.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 112th 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
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Joseph Simon "Joe" Donnelly
9 May 2011: Congressman CD 2. Running for the Class 1 Senate Seat in 2012.

FEC S2IN00091; 30 Sep 11; Tot $1,175,536; Dsb $321,468
  Candidate Republican     Senator Richard G. Lugar
FEC S4IN00014; 30 Sep 11; Tot $2,727,933; Dsb $1,275,109
  Candidate Republican     Treasurer Richard E. Mourdock
FEC S2IN00083; 30 Sep 11; Tot $904,084; Dsb $612,445
  Candidate Republican     Bob Thomas
  Candidate Libertarian     Andy Horning
  Candidate Independent     Jack Edward Rooney
FEC S0IN00186; 30 Sep 11; Tot $6,000; Dsb $6,557

Class 3 Republican Senator Daniel Ray "Dan" Coats
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

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.
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative John Gregg
  Candidate Democratic     Thomas Lenfert
    Democratic     Evansille Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel - apparently not a candidate
19 February 2011: Announced he will not seek the Governor's chair in 2012.
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Mike Pence
5 May 2011: Candidate for Governor in 2012
  Candidate Republican     former Hamilton County Commissioner Jim Wallace
  Candidate Libertarian     Rupert Boneham

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

112th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2010, 2012. No Term Limit. 112th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Democratic (2 Undetermined, 1 Open);
6 Republican (5 Undetermined, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 1 Democratic Congressman Peter J. Visclosky
First elected: 1984
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Candidate Democratic     Joel Jeffrey Phelps
FEC H2IN01123
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Peter J. Visclosky
FEC H4IN01012; 30 Sep 11; Tot $291,602; Dsb $250,706
  Candidate Republican     Mark J. Leyva
FEC H8IN01096; 30 Sep 11; Tot $475; Dsb $436

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 2 Democratic Congressman Joseph Simon "Joe" Donnelly
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Open Seat - 7 May 2011: Candidate for the Class 1 Senate Seat in 2012
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Candidate Democratic     Brendan Mullen
FEC H2IN02204; 30 Sep 11; Tot $162,564; Dsb $16,422
  Candidate Democratic     Andrew U. D. Straw
FEC H2IN02196; 30 Sep 11; Tot $13,153; Dsb $12,729
  Candidate Republican     Greg Andrews
FEC H2IN02220
  Candidate Republican     Mitch Feikes
FEC H2IN02212
  Candidate Republican     Jackie Swihart Walorski
FEC H0IN02190; 30 Sep 11; Tot $428,776; Dsb $110,390

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 3 Republican Congressman Marlin A. Stutzman
First elected to a partial term in a special election (to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Mark Edward Souder [Republican]): 2 November 2010. First elected to a full term: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Marlin A. Stutzman
FEC H0IN03198; 30 Sep 11; Tot $273,768; Dsb $171,593

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 4 Republican Congressman Theodore Edward "Todd" Rokita
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Theodore Edward "Todd" Rokita
FEC H0IN04170; 30 Sep 11; Tot $474,688; Dsb $193,122

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 5 Republican Congressman Danny L. "Dan" Burton
First elected: 1982
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Candidate Democratic     Tony Allen Long
FEC H2IN05074; 30 Sep 11; Tot $5,309; Dsb $3,163
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative Scott Eric Reske
FEC H2IN05090
  Candidate Republican     former U.S. Attorney Susan Brooks
FEC H2IN05082; 30 Sep 11; Tot $341,127; Dsb $38,866
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Danny L. "Dan" Burton
FEC H2IN06023; 30 Sep 11; Tot $269,472; Dsb $153,794
  Candidate Republican     Jack Lugar
Not related to Senator Richard G. Lugar

FEC H2IN05108
  Candidate Republican     Marion County Coroner John P. McGoff
FEC H8IN05097; 30 Sep 11; Tot $172,316; Dsb $39,292
  Candidate Republican     former Congressman David Martin McIntosh
FEC H4IN02051; 30 Sep 11; Tot $322,628; Dsb $26,074

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 6 Republican Congressman Mike Pence
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Open Seat - 5 May 2011: Candidate for Governor in 2012
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Candidate Democratic     Daniel Wade "Dan" Bolling
FEC H2IN06221
  Candidate Democratic     former Delaware County Councilmember Bradley T. "Brad" Bookout
FEC H2IN06213; 30 Sep 11; Tot $6,665; Dsb $3,284
  Candidate Democratic     James Alan "Jim" Crone
FEC H2IN06197; 30 Sep 11; Tot $17,130; Dsb $5,482
    Democratic     Lane Arthur Siekman - apparently not a candidate
12 August 2011: "I am withdrawing from this race and giving my support to Mr. Bradley Bookout ...."

FEC H2IN06189; 30 Sep 11; Tot $725; Dsb $370
  Candidate Republican     Don Bates, Jr.
FEC H2IN06171; 30 Sep 11; Tot $73,866; Dsb $28,571
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Bill Frazier
  Candidate Republican     Travis Hankins
FEC H0IN09088; 30 Sep 11; Tot $80,132; Dsb $63,299
  Candidate Republican     John Hatter
FEC H2IN06205; 30 Sep 11; Tot $21,410; Dsb $10,312
  Candidate Republican     County Council President Nathan S. "Nate" LaMar
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Allen Lucas "Luke" Messer
FEC H0IN02125; 30 Sep 11; Tot $321,189; Dsb $82,410
    Republican     Congressman Mike Pence - apparently not a candidate
5 May 2011: Candidate for Governor in 2012

FEC H8IN02060; 30 Sep 11; Tot $354,395; Dsb $762,575
  Candidate Republican     Andrew Phipps
    Republican     former Wayne County Sheriff Matt Strittmatter - apparently not a candidate
10 June 2011: Withdrew endorsing former Republican state Representative Luke Messer.

FEC H0IN06092; 30 Sep 11; Tot $4,470; Dsb $4,944

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 7 Democratic Congressman André D. Carson
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 6 November 2012
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman André D. Carson
FEC H8IN07184; 30 Sep 11; Tot $248,841; Dsb $199,150
  Candidate Republican     Tony Duncan
  Candidate Republican     Wayne E. Harmon
FEC H8IN07150; 30 Sep 11; Tot $311; Dsb $273

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 8 Republican Congressman Larry D. Bucshon
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative David L. "Dave" Crooks
FEC H2IN08094; 30 Sep 11; Tot $217,724; Dsb $41,100
  Candidate Democratic     Patrick Scates
FEC H2IN08102
    Democratic     Terry A. White - apparently not a candidate
5 December 2011: Running for state Senate instead.

FEC H2IN08086; 30 Sep 11; Tot $244,035; Dsb $43,786
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Larry D. Bucshon
FEC H0IN08114; 30 Sep 11; Tot $409,536; Dsb $108,262
  Candidate Republican     former Vincennes City Councilman Garry Lee Hall
formerly affiliated with the Democratic Party

FEC H2IN08110
  Candidate Republican     Kristi Marie Risk
FEC H0IN08148

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 9 Republican Congressman Todd Christopher Young
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Candidate Democratic     Jonathan David George
FEC H2IN09134
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Winningham
FEC H2IN09142
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Todd Christopher Young
FEC H0IN09070; 30 Sep 11; Tot $570,538; Dsb $127,126

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

  Republican Secretary of State Charlie White
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
3 March 2011: Mr. White was indicted on 7 felony counts including one accusing him of intentionally voting in the wrong precinct in the 4 May 2010 primary. If convicted, he could be removed from office.
  
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: 2010, 2014

  Republican Treasurer Richard E. Mourdock
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
2 February 2011: Media reports state he is considering a run for the Senate Class 1 Seate in 2012.
 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: 2010, 2014

  Republican Auditor Tim Berry
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
 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): 3 incumbents, 17 candidates
  Republican: 15 incumbents, 29 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
 
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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