The Green Papers: Indiana 2014 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 6 May 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Friday 7 February 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 6 May 2014 - Primary. 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 15 July 2014 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election. 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.
 
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)
Capital:Indianapolis
 

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Indiana State and Local Government

Indiana 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


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. The convention date is 26 April 2014.

Democratic and Republican Party nominations for Secretary of State, Auditor, and Treasurer will be decided at the 6-7 June 2014 conventions. Filing closes 23 May 2014.


Certified 2014 returns as of 24 December 2014 from the Indiana Election Division.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Joseph Simon "Joe" Donnelly
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Joseph Simon "Joe" Donnelly
FEC S2IN00091

Class 3 Republican Senator Daniel Ray "Dan" Coats
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Senator Daniel Ray "Dan" Coats
FEC S0IN00053

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period, All Governors

  Republican Governor Mike Pence
First elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Elected on a ticket with Governor.

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann
First Elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (2 Renominated);
7 Republican (7 Renominated)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Peter J. Visclosky
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1984
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 6 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 86,579 60.85% Congressman Peter J. Visclosky
FEC H4IN01012; 24 Nov 14; Tot $933,568; Dsb $857,248
  Candidate Republican 51,000 35.84% Mark J. Leyva
FEC H8IN01096; 24 Nov 14; Tot $13,638; Dsb $11,925
  Candidate Libertarian 4,714 3.31% Donna T. Dunn
FEC H4IN01152
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% James L. Johnson, Jr.
FEC H4IN01160
Total 142,293 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Jackie Swihart Walorski
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 6 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 85,583 58.94% Congressman Jackie Swihart Walorski
FEC H0IN02190; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,053,095; Dsb $1,743,865
  Candidate Democratic 55,590 38.29% former Missouri state Representative Joseph "Joe" Bock
FEC H4IN02135; 24 Nov 14; Tot $816,819; Dsb $802,142
  Candidate Libertarian 4,027 2.77% Jeff Petermann
31 July 2014: Suspended his campaign. Remains on the ballot.

FEC H4IN02168
Total 145,200 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Marlin A. Stutzman
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
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 regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 6 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 97,892 65.79% Congressman Marlin A. Stutzman
FEC H0IN03198; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,372,667; Dsb $1,020,225
  Candidate Democratic 39,771 26.73% Justin James Kuhnle
6 May 2014: Received 34.88% in the Primary.

FEC H2IN03152; 30 Jun 14; Tot $816; Dsb $761
  Candidate Libertarian 11,130 7.48% Scott Wise
FEC H8IN03068
Total 148,793 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Theodore Edward "Todd" Rokita
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 6 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 94,998 66.87% Congressman Theodore Edward "Todd" Rokita
FEC H0IN04170; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,536,093; Dsb $1,104,952
  Candidate Democratic 47,056 33.13% John Dale
FEC H4IN04172; 24 Nov 14; Tot $55,523; Dsb $40,477
Total 142,054 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Susan W. Brooks
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 6 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 105,277 65.21% Congressman Susan W. Brooks
FEC H2IN05082; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,686,677; Dsb $982,789
  Candidate Democratic 49,756 30.82% Shawn Allen Denney
FEC H4IN05120; 30 Sep 14; Tot $4,098; Dsb $3,987
  Candidate Libertarian 6,407 3.97% John P. Krom
FEC H4IN05153; 24 Nov 14; Tot $7,678; Dsb $7,678
Total 161,440 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Allen Lucas "Luke" Messer
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 6 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 102,187 65.90% Congressman Allen Lucas "Luke" Messer
FEC H0IN02125; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,249,676; Dsb $824,626
  Candidate Democratic 45,509 29.35% Susan Hall Heitzman
FEC H2IN06239; 24 Nov 14; Tot $7,927; Dsb $7,790
  Candidate Libertarian 7,375 4.76% Eric Miller
FEC H4IN06110
Total 155,071 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman André D. Carson
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
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 regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 6 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 61,443 54.73% Congressman André D. Carson
FEC H8IN07184; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,151,589; Dsb $744,774
  Candidate Republican 46,887 41.77% Catherine Louise "Cat" Ping
FEC H8IN07259; 24 Nov 14; Tot $13,076; Dsb $10,561
  Candidate Libertarian 3,931 3.50% Chris Mayo
FEC H4IN07183
Total 112,261 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Larry D. Bucshon
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 6 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 103,344 60.32% Congressman Larry D. Bucshon
FEC H0IN08114; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,123,593; Dsb $807,099
  Candidate Democratic 61,384 35.83% Tom Spangler
FEC H4IN08207; 24 Nov 14; Tot $25,179; Dsb $32,276
  Candidate Libertarian 6,587 3.84% Andrew Michael "Andy" Horning
FEC H2IN07088; 30 Jun 14; Tot $2,941; Dsb $1,388
Total 171,315 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Todd Christopher Young
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 6 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 101,594 62.18% Congressman Todd Christopher Young
FEC H0IN09070; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,155,704; Dsb $1,366,326
  Candidate Democratic 55,016 33.67% former state Representative William W. "Bill" Bailey
FEC H4IN09072; 24 Nov 14; Tot $114,073; Dsb $112,035
  Candidate Libertarian 6,777 4.15% Ralph "Mike" Frey
FEC H4IN09130
Total 163,387 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Secretary of State Connie Lawson
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
Appointed: March 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 6-7 June 2014 Convention
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 762,223 57.10% Secretary of State Connie Lawson
  Candidate Democratic 527,379 39.50% Marion County Clerk Elizabeth "Beth" White
  Candidate Libertarian 45,393 3.40% Karl Tatgenhorst
Total 1,334,995 100.00%  
  
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: 2012, 2016

  Republican Attorney General Greg Zoeller
First elected: 2008, re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican interm Treasurer Daniel Huge
Appointed 22 August 2014 by Governor Mike Pence (Republican) re: resignation of Treasurer of Mourdock (Republican).
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 772,422 58.20% Kelly Mitchell
  Candidate Democratic 490,965 36.99% former state Representative Mike Boland
  Candidate Libertarian 63,780 4.81% Michael L. "Mike" Jasper
Total 1,327,167 100.00%  
  

22 August 2014: Governor Mike Pence (Republican) appointed Daniel Huge as interim Treasurer following the resignation of Treasurer Richard Mourdock (Republican). Mr. Mourdock was first elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. At the time of his resignation, Mr. Mourdock was at his term limit.

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Auditor Suzanne Crouch
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
Appointed: December 2013 (re: resignation of Auditor Dwayne Sawyer)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 6-7 June 2014 Convention
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 793,633 59.62% Auditor Suzanne Crouch
  Candidate Democratic 479,109 35.99% Michael A. "Mike" Claytor
  Candidate Libertarian 58,332 4.38% John Schick
Total 1,331,074 100.00%  
 13 August 2013: Auditor Tim Berry (Republican), who was first elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010, resigned to work full time as Chair of the State Republican Party. Upon the resignation, Deputy Auditor Kirke Willing became the acting interim Auditor.
15 August 2013: Governor Mike Pence (Republican) named Brownsburg Town Council President Dwayne Sawyer (Republican) as Auditor.
19 August 2013: Dwayne Sawyer sworn.
December 2013: Dwayne Sawyer announced she will resign for personal reasons.
circa 20 December 2013: Governor Mike Pence (Republican) announced that he will appoint former state Representative Suzanne Crouch (Republican) as the next Auditor of State.
2 January 2014: Suzanne Crouch sworn. Ms. Crouch will serve the remainder of the term. The next regular election for this office is 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: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Public Instruction Superintendent Glenda Ritz
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 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): 4 incumbents, 13 candidates
  Republican: 14 incumbents, 13 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 11 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Boston Tea
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 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.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"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.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.state.in.us/legislative/ic/code/const/
Election Authority
  Indiana Election Commission
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Indiana General Assembly
  Indiana Senate Democratic Caucus
  Indiana Senate Republican Caucus
Democratic
  Indiana Democratic Party
  Indiana House Democrats
Republican
  Indiana House Republicans
  The Indiana Republican Party
Third Party
  Boston Tea Party of Indiana
  Indiana Green Party
  Indiana Right To Life
  Indiana Right To Life
  Justice Party of Indiana
  Libertarian Party of Indiana
  The Indiana Constitution Party
  The Unity Party of Indiana
Media & others
  DMOZ - Indiana
  Goshen News
  Greensburg Daily News
  Howey Political Report
  Indianapolis Business Journal
  Journal and Courier - Lafayette
  Kendallville Publishing Company - Northeast Indiana
  Kokomo Tribune
  Lebanon Reporter
  NewsLink.org - Indiana
  Pharos-Tribune - Logansport
  Politics1.com - Indiana
  Post-Tribune - Merrillville
  Reporter-Times - Martinsville
  The Courier Times - New Castle
  The Courier-Times - New Castle
  The Evening News - Jefferson / The Tribune - New Albany
  The Herald Bulletin - Anderson
  The Herald-Press - Huntington County
  The Indianapolis Star
  The News-Dispatch - Michigan City
  The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne
  The Palladium-Item - Richmond
  The Peru Tribune
  The Shelbyville News
  The Star Press - Muncie
  The Times - Frankfort
  The Times - Munster
  The Times - Northwest Indiana / Southeast Chicago
  The Wabash PlainDealer
  Times-Mail - Bedford
  Tri-State Media
  Tribune Star - Terre Haute
  WISH TV - CBS - Indianapolis
  WRTV - ABC - Indianapolis
  WTHR - NBC - Indianapolis
  Zionsville Times Sentinel

 


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