The Green Papers: Indiana 2012 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 8 May 2012
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
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)
2000 Census:6,090,782 (2.16% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electoral Votes:11(2.04% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:9(2.07% of 435)
Capital:Indianapolis
Tuesday 8 May 2012 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 CT, the majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated ET when the networks feel they can project.
Tuesday 6 November 2012 polling hours 6:00a EST (1100 UTC) / 6:00a CST (1200 UTC) to 6:00p EST (2300 UTC) / 6:00p CST (0000 UTC). Although a portion of this state is in CT, the majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated ET when the networks feel they can project.
 

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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.


The Libertarian Party nominates by convention rather than by primary.


Indiana Secretary of State Candidate Information.

6 November 2012 returns from the Indiana Secretrary of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 11 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2012
  Elected Republican 1,420,543 54.13% former Massachusetts Governor Willard "Mitt" Romney
(11 Electoral Votes)
Vice President: Wisconsin Congressman Paul D. Ryan

FEC P80003353; 26 Nov 12; Tot $478,704,347; Dsb $465,787,141
  Candidate Democratic 1,152,887 43.93% President Barack Hussein Obama
Vice President: Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.

FEC P80003338; 26 Nov 12; Tot $732,741,988; Dsb $729,647,987
  Candidate Libertarian 50,111 1.91% former New Mexico Governor Gary Earl Johnson
Vice President: James P. Gray

FEC P20002671; 26 Nov 12; Tot $2,575,529; Dsb $2,572,585
  Candidate Write-in; (Green) 625 0.02% Jill E. Stein
FEC P20003984; 26 Nov 12; Tot $1,005,788; Dsb $1,093,022
  Candidate Write-in; (Constitution) 290 0.01% former Congressman Virgil Hamlin Goode, Jr.
FEC P20004685; 26 Nov 12; Tot $202,258; Dsb $202,253
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 35 0.00% Thomas "Tom" Hoefling
Vice President: Jonathan D. "J.D." Ellis

FEC P20005260
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Party USA) 17 0.00% Stewart Alexis Alexander
Vice President: Alejandro "Alex" Mendoza

FEC P20003968
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 8 0.00% Jill Ann Reed
FEC P20003208; 26 Nov 12; Tot $45,217; Dsb $46,660
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 8 0.00% Randall A. Terry
FEC P20002424; 26 Nov 12; Tot $485,868; Dsb $466,394
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 7 0.00% Dennis Jerome Knill
FEC P20002218; 31 Oct 12; Tot $1,089; Dsb $1,208
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 2 0.00% John Albert Dummett, Jr.
FEC P20002499
  Candidate Write-in; (Freedom) 1 0.00% Christina López
Ms. López is the running mate of Freedom Socialist Presidential candidate Stephen G. Durham

FEC P20004669; 31 Dec 12; Tot $38,295; Dsb $38,295
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% Missionary-Tracey Elaine Blair
FEC P20004610
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% Paul Chehade
Vice President: Steve McAllister

FEC P20002580
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% Richard Austin Duncan
FEC P20005252
  Candidate Write-in; (Freedom) 0 0.00% Stephen Gaylord Durham
Freedom Socialist

FEC P20004651; 31 Dec 12; Tot $38,295; Dsb $38,295
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% Terry Dale Jones
Vice President: Marvin Wayne Sapp

FEC P20003877
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% Nelson Keyton, Jr.
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% Michael Andre "Mikey" Simoneaux, Jr.
Total 2,624,534 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 112th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for election
Lost
Republican Senator Richard G. Lugar
First elected: 1976; re-elected: 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Lost Primary / No Longer Running - Defeated in 8 May 2012 Primary
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 1,281,181 50.04% Congressman Joseph Simon "Joe" Donnelly
9 May 2011: Congressman CD 2. Running for the Class 1 Senate Seat in 2012.

FEC S2IN00091; 26 Nov 12; Tot $5,572,319; Dsb $5,496,760
  Candidate Republican 1,133,621 44.28% Treasurer Richard E. Mourdock
FEC S2IN00083; 26 Nov 12; Tot $8,982,053; Dsb $8,698,721
  Candidate Libertarian 145,282 5.67% Andrew Michael "Andy" Horning
FEC S2IN00109; 26 Nov 12; Tot $4,907; Dsb $2,905
  Candidate Write-in; (Workers World) 15 0.00% James L. Johnson, Jr.
FEC S2IN00117
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 3 0.00% Amy J. Willis
FEC S2IN00125
Total 2,560,102 100.00%  

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

Chair up for election
Open
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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 1,275,424 49.49% Congressman Mike Pence
For Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Sue Ellspermann
  Candidate Democratic 1,200,016 46.56% former state Representative John R. Gregg
For Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Vi Simpson
  Candidate Libertarian 101,868 3.95% Rupert Boneham
for Lieutenant Governor, Brad Klopfenstein
  Candidate Write-in 21 0.00% Donnie Harold Harris
For Lieutenant Governor: George Fish
Total 2,577,329 100.00%  

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

Seat up for election 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 Renominated, 1 Open);
6 Republican (4 Renominated, 2 Open)

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 1
Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Peter J. Visclosky
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2012
First elected: 1984
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Renominated - 8 May 2012 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Elected Democratic 187,743 67.28% Congressman Peter J. Visclosky
FEC H4IN01012; 26 Nov 12; Tot $781,894; Dsb $1,017,878
  Candidate Republican 91,291 32.72% Joel Jeffrey Phelps
FEC H2IN01123; 26 Nov 12; Tot $75,735; Dsb $74,997
Total 279,034 100.00%  

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 2
Seat up for election
Open
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
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Elected Republican 134,033 49.01% Jackie Swihart Walorski
FEC H0IN02190; 26 Nov 12; Tot $1,836,172; Dsb $1,788,698
  Candidate Democratic 130,113 47.58% Brendan Mullen
FEC H2IN02204; 26 Nov 12; Tot $1,283,256; Dsb $1,274,532
  Candidate Libertarian 9,326 3.41% Joseph Wayne "Joe" Ruiz
FEC H2IN02246
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 3 0.00% Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr.
FEC H2IN02253
Total 273,475 100.00%  

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 3
Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Marlin A. Stutzman
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2012
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
Renominated - 8 May 2012 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Elected Republican 187,872 67.04% Congressman Marlin A. Stutzman
FEC H0IN03198; 26 Nov 12; Tot $958,886; Dsb $763,847
  Candidate Democratic 92,363 32.96% Kevin Robert Boyd
FEC H6IN00027; 26 Nov 12; Tot $42,279; Dsb $38,216
Total 280,235 100.00%  

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 4
Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Theodore Edward "Todd" Rokita
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2012
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Renominated - 8 May 2012 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Elected Republican 168,688 61.96% Congressman Theodore Edward "Todd" Rokita
FEC H0IN04170; 26 Nov 12; Tot $1,307,104; Dsb $916,661
  Candidate Democratic 93,015 34.16% Tara E. Nelson
FEC H2IN04135; 26 Nov 12; Tot $21,386; Dsb $21,383
  Candidate Libertarian 10,565 3.88% Benjamin J. Gehlhausen
FEC H2IN04150
Total 272,268 100.00%  

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 5
Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Danny L. "Dan" Burton
First elected: 1982
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Open Seat - 31 January 2012: Announced retirement.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Elected Republican 194,570 58.37% former U.S. Attorney Susan Brooks
FEC H2IN05082; 26 Nov 12; Tot $1,435,814; Dsb $1,221,263
  Candidate Democratic 125,347 37.60% state Representative Scott Eric Reske
FEC H2IN05090; 04 Dec 12; Tot $399,590; Dsb $399,590
  Candidate Libertarian 13,442 4.03% Chard Reid
Total 333,359 100.00%  

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 6
Seat up for election
Open
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
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Elected Republican 162,613 59.08% former state Representative Allen Lucas "Luke" Messer
FEC H0IN02125; 26 Nov 12; Tot $1,138,847; Dsb $1,060,958
  Candidate Democratic 96,678 35.12% former Delaware County Councilmember Bradley T. "Brad" Bookout
FEC H2IN06213; 26 Nov 12; Tot $73,316; Dsb $73,450
  Candidate Libertarian 15,962 5.80% Rex Alan Bell
FEC H2IN06270; 06 Nov 12; Tot $7,130; Dsb $7,130
Total 275,253 100.00%  

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 7
Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman André D. Carson
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2012
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
Renominated - 8 May 2012 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Elected Democratic 162,122 62.85% Congressman André D. Carson
FEC H8IN07184; 26 Nov 12; Tot $1,106,291; Dsb $974,014
  Candidate Republican 95,828 37.15% Carlos Andrew May
FEC H0IN07157; 26 Nov 12; Tot $102,084; Dsb $102,068
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% Timothy Lee "Tim" Frye
FEC H2IN07104; 06 Dec 12; Tot $0; Dsb $0
Total 257,950 100.00%  

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 8
Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Larry D. Bucshon
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2012
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Renominated - 8 May 2012 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Elected Republican 151,533 53.36% Congressman Larry D. Bucshon
FEC H0IN08114; 26 Nov 12; Tot $1,370,583; Dsb $1,386,449
  Candidate Democratic 122,325 43.07% former state Representative David L. "Dave" Crooks
FEC H2IN08094; 26 Nov 12; Tot $1,055,010; Dsb $1,055,015
  Candidate Libertarian 10,134 3.57% Bart Gadau
FEC H2IN08144
Total 283,992 100.00%  

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
CD 9
Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Todd Christopher Young
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2012
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Renominated - 8 May 2012 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Elected Republican 165,332 55.45% Congressman Todd Christopher Young
FEC H0IN09070; 26 Nov 12; Tot $1,818,757; Dsb $1,775,578
  Candidate Democratic 132,848 44.55% Shelli Yoder
FEC H2IN09167; 26 Nov 12; Tot $446,020; Dsb $415,718
Total 298,180 100.00%  

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

  Republican Secretary of State Connie Lawson
Appointed: March 2012
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
3 March 2011: Secretary of State Charlie White (Republican), who was first elected in 2010, 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.
22 December 2011: Marion Circuit Court Judge Louis Rosenberg ruled that Secretary of State Charlie White is not eligible to hold office and that 2nd place finisher Vop Osili (Democratic) be sworn as Secretary of State. Story from Evansville Courier & Press. Results of 2010 Election here.
30 January 2012: Charlie White's trial beings.
4 February 2012 2:28 am: Charlie White is convicted of registering and voting at an address which was not his residence.
4 February 2012: Governor Mitchell E. "Mitch" Daniels, Jr. (Republican) names Jerold A. "Jerry" Bonnet (Republican) Interim Secretary of State.
23 February 2012: Former Secretary of State Charlie White is sentenced to one year of home detention by a Hamilton County judge.
16 March 2012: Governor Mitch Daniels appoints state senator Connie Lawson (Republican) to the post of Secretary of State.
  
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

Seat up for election Republican Attorney General Greg Zoeller
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2012
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
  Elected Republican 1,453,334 58.02% Attorney General Greg Zoeller
  Candidate Democratic 1,051,504 41.98% Kay Fleming
Total 2,504,838 100.00%  
 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: 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

Seat up for election Republican Public Instruction Superintendent Tony Bennett
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
  Elected Democratic 1,332,755 52.81% Glenda Ritz
  Candidate Republican 1,190,716 47.19% Public Instruction Superintendent Tony Bennett
Total 2,523,471 100.00%  
 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): 3 incumbents, 15 candidates
  Republican: 15 incumbents, 15 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 8 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Freedom: 2 candidates
  Socialist Party USA: 1 candidate
  Workers World: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 12 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 21 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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