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2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Indiana

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2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Indiana

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All nine Indiana seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Republican Democratic Libertarian
Last election 7 2 0
Seats won 7 2 0
Seat change Steady Steady Steady
Popular vote 1,442,989 1,052,901 162,460
Percentage 54.28% 39.61% 6.12%
Swing Decrease4.92% Increase2.16% Increase2.77%

The 2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Indiana were held on November 8, 2016, to elect the nine U.S. Representatives from the state of Indiana, one from each of the state's nine congressional districts. The elections coincided with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections. The primaries were held on May 3.

Contents

District 1

The incumbent is Democrat Pete Visclosky, who has represented the district since 1985. He was re-elected with 61% of the vote in 2014. The district has a PVI of D+10.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Primary results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pete Visclosky (incumbent) 77,095 80.0
Democratic Willie (Faithful and True) Brown 19,315 20.0
Total votes 96,410 100.0

General election

Results

Indiana's 1st congressional district, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pete Visclosky (incumbent) 207,515 81.51
Libertarian Donna Dunn 47,051 18.5
Independent John Meyer (write-in) 17 0.0
Total votes 254,583 100.0
Democratic hold

District 2

The incumbent is Republican Jackie Walorski, who has represented the district since 2013. She was re-elected with 59% of the vote in 2014. The district has a PVI of R+6. Walorski was considered a potential candidate for the U.S. Senate, but decided to run for re-election instead.[3]

Democrats attempted to recruit State Representative David L. Niezgodski, but he decided to run for re-election instead.[4]

Democratic primary

Candidates
  • Douglas Carpenter
  • Lynn Coleman

Primary results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lynn Coleman 39,372 73.8
Democratic Douglas Carpenter 14,013 26.2
Total votes 53,385 100.0

Republican primary

Candidates

Primary results

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jackie Walorski (incumbent) 77,400 69.8
Republican Jeff Petermann 33,523 30.2
Total votes 110,923 100.0

General election

Results

Indiana's 2nd congressional district, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jackie Walorski (incumbent) 164,355 59.3
Democratic Lynn Coleman 102,401 36.9
Libertarian Ron Cenkush 10,601 3.8
Total votes 277,357 100.0
Republican hold

District 3

The incumbent is Republican Marlin Stutzman, who has represented the district since 2010. He was re-elected with 66% of the vote in 2014. The district has a PVI of R+13. Stutzman did not run for reelection, instead opting to run in the U.S. Senate election primary to succeed Dan Coats, who retired.

Republican State Senators Jim Banks,[5] and Liz Brown,[6] and former Wisconsin State Senator Pam Galloway,[7] ran to succeed him. Former Whitley County Councilman Scott Wise, who was the Libertarian nominee for this seat in 2010 and 2014, ran as a Republican but withdrew in October.[8][9]

Democrats Todd Nightenhelser and Tommy Schrader also announced their candidacies.[10]

Democratic primary

Candidates
  • Todd Nightenhelser
  • John Forrest Roberson
  • Tommy A. Schrader

Primary results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tommy A. Schrader 15,267 37.5
Democratic Todd Nightenhelser 12,956 31.8
Democratic John Forrest Roberson 12,487 30.7
Total votes 40,710 100.0

Republican primary

Candidates

Primary results

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Banks 46,533 34.3
Republican Kip Tom 42,732 31.5
Republican Liz Brown 33,654 24.8
Republican Pam Galloway 9,543 7.0
Republican Kevin Howell 1,970 1.5
Republican Mark Willard Baringer 1,266 0.9
Total votes 135,698 100.0

General election

Results

Indiana's 3rd congressional district, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Banks 201,396 70.1
Democratic Thomas Schrader 66,023 23.0
Libertarian Pepper Snyder 19,828 6.9
Total votes 287,247 100.0
Republican hold

District 4

The incumbent is Republican Todd Rokita, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 67% of the vote in 2014. The district has a PVI of R+11. Rokita considered running for the open US Senate seat, but decided to run for re-election instead.[11]

Democratic primary

Candidates
  • John Dale

Primary results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Dale 43,401 100.0
Total votes 43,401 100.0

Republican primary

Primary results

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Rokita (incumbent) 86,051 69.3
Republican Kevin J. Grant 38,200 30.7
Total votes 124,251 100.0

After Donald Trump selected Mike Pence, the Governor of Indiana, as his running mate, Rokita dropped out of the House election to file as a candidate for Governor.[12] The vacancy on the ballot will need to be filled by precinct chairs in the district by August 14, and Rokita could be reinstalled on the ballot if he is not selected for Governor.

General election

Results

Indiana's 4th congressional district, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Rokita (incumbent) 193,412 64.6
Democratic John Dale 91,256 30.5
Libertarian Steven Mayoras 14,766 4.9
Total votes 299,434 100.0
Republican hold

District 5

The incumbent is Republican Susan Brooks, who has represented the district since 2013. She was re-elected with 65% of the vote in 2014. The district has a PVI of R+9. Brooks is running for re-election.[13]

Angela Demaree, a veterinarian and Army Reserve officer, is running for the Democratic nomination.[14]

Democratic primary

Candidates
  • Allen R. Davidson
  • Angela Demaree

Primary results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Angela Demaree 52,530 74.9
Democratic Allen R. Davidson 17,587 25.1
Total votes 70,117 100.0

Republican primary

Candidates

Primary results

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Susan Brooks (incumbent) 95,209 69.5
Republican Stephen M. MacKenzie 21,575 15.8
Republican Mike Campbell 20,202 14.7
Total votes 136,986 100.0

After Trump selected Pence as his running mate, Brooks dropped out of the House election to file as a candidate for Governor.[12] The vacancy on the ballot will need to be filled by precinct chairs in the district by August 14, and Brooks could be reinstalled on the ballot if she is not selected for Governor.

General election

Results

Indiana's 5th congressional district, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Susan Brooks (incumbent) 221,957 61.5
Democratic Angela Demaree 123,849 34.3
Libertarian Matthew Wittlief 15,329 4.2
Total votes 361,135 100.0
Republican hold

District 6

The incumbent is Republican Luke Messer, who has represented the district since 2013. He was re-elected with 66% of the vote in 2014. The district has a PVI of R+12.

Democratic primary

Candidates
  • Danny Basham
  • George Thomas Holland
  • Bruce W. Peavler
  • Ralph Spelbring
  • Barry Welsh

Primary results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Barry Welsh 15,258 35.6
Democratic Danny Basham 10,474 24.4
Democratic George Thomas Holland 8,851 20.7
Democratic Bruce W. Peavler 4,897 11.4
Democratic Ralph Spelbring 3,385 7.9
Total votes 42,865 100.0

Republican primary

Candidates

Primary results

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Luke Messer (incumbent) 91,828 77.6
Republican Jeff Smith 14,963 12.7
Republican Charles Chuck Johnson Jr. 11,447 9.7
Total votes 118,238 100.0

General election

Results

Indiana's 6th congressional district, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Luke Messer (incumbent) 204,920 69.1
Democratic Barry A. Welsh 79,135 26.7
Libertarian Rich Turvey 12,330 4.2
Total votes 296,385 100.0
Republican hold

District 7

The incumbent is Democrat André Carson, who has represented the district since 2008. He was re-elected with 55% of the vote in 2014. The district has a PVI of D+13.

Wayne Harmon, a parole agent and candidate for this seat in 2012 and 2014, is running for the Republican nomination.[14]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Primary results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andre Carson (incumbent) 70,006 85.6
Democratic Curtis D. Godfrey 8,306 10.2
Democratic Pierre Quincy Pullins 3,435 4.2
Total votes 81,747 100.0

Republican primary

Candidates
  • Wayne "Gunny" Harmon
  • JD Miniear
  • Catherine "Cat" Ping

Primary results

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Catherine "Cat" Ping 30,514 53.1
Republican Wayne "Gunny" Harmon 16,955 29.5
Republican JD Miniear 10,031 17.4
Total votes 57,500 100.0

General election

Results

Indiana's 7th congressional district, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andre Carson (incumbent) 158,739 60.0
Republican Catherine "Cat" Ping 94,456 35.7
Libertarian Drew Thompson 11,475 4.3
Total votes 264,670 100.0
Democratic hold

District 8

The incumbent is Republican Larry Bucshon, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 60% of the vote in 2014. The district has a PVI of R+8.

Former Democratic State Representatives Ron Drake and David Orentlicher ran in the Democratic primary election.[15]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Primary results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Drake 29,264 50.1
Democratic David Orentlicher 29,196 49.9
Total votes 58,460 100.0

Republican primary

Candidates

Primary results

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Larry Bucshon (incumbent) 72,889 65.1
Republican Richard Moss 39,168 34.9
Total votes 112,057 100.0

General election

Results

Indiana's 8th congressional district, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Larry Bucshon (incumbent) 187,702 63.7
Democratic Ronald L. Drake 93,356 31.7
Libertarian Andrew Horning 13,655 4.6
Total votes 294,713 100.0
Republican hold

District 9

The incumbent is Republican Todd Young, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 62% of the vote in 2014. The district has a PVI of R+9. Young did not run for re-election, instead opting to run for the open U.S. Senate seat.[16]

Republican State Senators Erin Houchin[17] and Brent Waltz, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, and businessman Trey Hollingsworth faced off in the primary election, with Hollingsworth prevailing.[18][19]

Monroe County Council member Shelli Yoder, who was the nominee in 2012, was again the Democratic nominee.[20] In the general election, Hollingsworth defeated Yoder by 14 points, winning 54% of the vote.[21]

Democratic primary

candidates

Primary results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shelli Yoder 44,253 70.1
Democratic Bob Kern 7,298 11.6
Democratic James R. McClure Jr. 6,574 10.4
Democratic Bill Thomas 4,990 7.9
Total votes 63,115 100.0

Republican primary

Candidates

Primary results

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Trey Hollingsworth 40,767 33.6
Republican Erin Houchin 30,396 25.0
Republican Greg Zoeller 26,554 21.8
Republican Brent Waltz 15,759 13.0
Republican Robert Hall 8,036 6.6
Total votes 121,512 100.0

General election

Candidates

  • Shelli Yoder (Democratic), Monroe County Councilwoman
  • Trey Hollingsworth (Republican), businessman
  • Russell Brooksbank (Libertarian), local Teamsters Chief Steward and Libertarian Party Vice Chair in Clark County

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Trey
Hollingsworth (R)
Shelli
Yoder (D)
Russell
Brooksbank (L)
Undecided
Normington Petts & Associates (D-HMP) October 12—13, 2016 400 ± 4.9% 40% 38% 4% 18%

Results

Indiana's 9th congressional district, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Trey Hollingsworth 174,791 54.1
Democratic Shelli Yoder 130,627 40.5
Libertarian Russell Brooksbank 17,425 5.4
Total votes 322,843 100.0
Republican hold

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Indiana Primary Election, May 3, 2016". Indiana Secretary of State. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Indiana General Election, November 8, 2016". Indiana Secretary of State. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  3. ^ "Jackie Walorski seeking re-election". South Bend Tribune. April 15, 2015. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  4. ^ Colwell, Jack (September 13, 2015). "Dems face uphill task to defeat Walorski". South Bend Tribune. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  5. ^ "Banks announces congressional bid". WANE. Fort Wayne, Indiana. May 12, 2015. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  6. ^ Hoover, Ian (May 12, 2015). "Liz Brown to announce bid for U.S. Congress". NBC 21. Fort Wayne, Indiana. Archived from the original on July 17, 2015. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  7. ^ "Pam Galloway has her eyes set on congressional seat". NBC 21. Warsaw, Indiana. May 13, 2015. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  8. ^ Francisco, Brian (May 14, 2015). "Area pair planning office runs". The Journal Gazette. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
  9. ^ Francisco, Brian (October 4, 2015). "Wise exits GOP race for Congress". The Journal Gazette. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  10. ^ "Candidate fields growing quietly". Journal Gazette. Fort Wayne, Indiana. August 18, 2015. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  11. ^ Carden, Dan (June 10, 2015). "Rokita opts out of U.S. Senate race". The Times of Northwest Indiana. Retrieved June 11, 2015.
  12. ^ a b http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2016/07/15/holcomb-brooks-enter-race-governor/87128254/
  13. ^ Weidenbener, Lesley (April 21, 2015). "Brooks to run for House reelection, not Senate". The Statehouse File. Retrieved April 22, 2015.
  14. ^ a b Howey, Brian A. (September 17, 2015). "Despite anger against DC, few seats in play" (PDF). Howey Politics. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  15. ^ Greninger, Howard (May 4, 2016). "Democrat Drake's 64-vote margin in 8th District race might mean recount | Local News". Tribstar.com. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  16. ^ "Todd Young Announces Indiana Senate Bid". At the Races. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  17. ^ "State Sen. Erin Houchin Running For Congress In 9th District | News". Indiana Public Media. July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  18. ^ "Attorney General Greg Zoeller Joining Congressional Race | News". Indiana Public Media. July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  19. ^ Evans, Tim (April 30, 2016). "East Tennessee native Trey Hollingsworth for Congress in Indiana — rich carpetbagger or breath of fresh air?". Knoxnews.com. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  20. ^ McCall, Alexander (August 17, 2015). "Shelli Yoder Announces She's Running For Congress Again". Indiana Public Media. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  21. ^ "Indiana U.S. House 9th District Results: Trey Hollingsworth Wins". The New York Times. November 17, 2016. Retrieved November 17, 2016.

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