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ELECTION 98 MAIN | | REMOTE NAVIGATOR

INDIANA

Race Summary

Senate    (5520 of 5526 precincts reporting)
Bayh (D) * 64%     Helmke (R) 35%    
House 01    (586 of 592 precincts reporting)
Visclosky (D) * 73%     Petyo (R) 27%    
House 02    (513 of 513 precincts reporting)
Boles (D) 39%     McIntosh (R) * 61%    
House 03    (449 of 449 precincts reporting)
Roemer (D) * 58%     Holtz (R) 42%    
House 04    (499 of 499 precincts reporting)
Wehrle (D) 37%     Souder (R) * 63%    
House 05    (515 of 515 precincts reporting)
Steele III (D) 36%     Buyer (R) * 63%    
House 06    (670 of 670 precincts reporting)
Kern (D) 17%     Burton (R) * 73%    
House 07    (521 of 521 precincts reporting)
Hillenburg (D) 29%     Pease (R) * 69%    
House 08    (579 of 579 precincts reporting)
Riecken (D) 47%     Hostettler (R) * 52%    
House 09    (576 of 576 precincts reporting)
Hill (D) * 51%     Leising (R) 48%    
House 10    (608 of 612 precincts reporting)
Carson (D) * 58%     Hofmeister (R) 40%    
Updated November 04, 1998 03:39 P.M. EST

TOP RACES

SENATE: (OPEN) Sen. Daniel R. Coats (R), first elected in 1990 (he was originally appointed to fill Dan Quayle's seat in January 1989), is retiring. Former Gov. Evan Bayh (D) will run against Fort Wayne Mayor Paul Helmke (R) for the Senate seat.
Stuart Rothenberg's Race at a Glance

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1998 POLLS

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POLL HOURS

6 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET (some polls are in Central time and are open from 7 a.m. ET to 7 p.m. ET)


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SENATOR AND GOVERNOR NOT UP IN 1998

Gov. Frank L. O'Bannon (D); first elected 1996; next election in 2000. Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R); first elected 1976; next election in 2000.

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HOUSE DISTRICTS

  • CD1 (Northwest; Gary; Hammond):
    Peter J. Visclosky (inc.) (D); Michael Petyo (R)
  • CD2 (East central; Muncie; Anderson; Columbus):
    Sherman Boles (D); David McIntosh (inc.) (R)
  • CD3 (Northern Tier; South Bend; Elkhart):
    Tim Roemer (inc.) (D); Daniel Holtz (R)
  • CD4 (Northeast; Fort Wayne):
    Mark Wehrle (D); Mark Souder (inc.) (R)
  • CD5 (Northern rural; Kokomo):
    David Steele III (D); Steve Buyer (inc.) (R)
  • CD6 (Central; suburban Indianapolis):
    Bob Kern (D); Dan Burton (inc.) (R)
  • CD7 (West; Terre Haute; Lafayette):
    Sam "Dutch" Hillenberg (D); Ed Pease (inc.) (R)
  • CD8 (Southwest; Evansville; Bloomington):
    Gail Riecken (D); John Hostettler (inc.) (R)
  • CD9 (Southeast Hill County; Jeffersonville):
    Baron Hill (D); Jean Leising (R)
  • CD10 (Central; Indianapolis):
    Julia Carson (inc.) (D); Gary Hofmeister (R)

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    VACANCIES

    1998 vacancies list


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    PRIMARY DATE

    May 5

    Primary results


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    FILING DEADLINE

    February 20


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    STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURES

    Total Number: 2


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    PARTY CONTROL

    Governor: Democrat
    U.S. Senate: 2 Republicans
    U.S. House of Representatives: 4 Democrats, 6 Republicans
    State Senate: 19 Democrats, 31 Republicans
    State House of Representatives: 50 Democrats, 50 Republicans
    (In an even split, control goes to governor's party; thus, it is Democratically controlled. This will change in 1998 and the secretary of state's party affiliation will have control if there is an even split.)


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    STATE LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

    Senate: 25 seats up
    House: All 100 seats up


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    PARTY REGISTRATION

    None
    State Projected Voting Age Population: 4,369,000 (1996)
    Registered Voters: 3,564,301 (9/98)


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    ELECTORAL VOTES

    12


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    PRESIDENTIAL VOTING HISTORY

    Dole won in 1996; Bush in 1992; Bush in 1988; Reagan in 1984; Reagan in 1980; Ford in 1976; Nixon in 1972; Nixon in 1968; Johnson in 1964; Nixon in 1960

    LAST TIME VOTED DEMOCRATIC FOR PRESIDENT: 1964

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1996:

    Dole 47%
    Clinton 42%
    Perot 11%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1992:

    Bush 43%
    Clinton 37%
    Perot 20%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1988:

    Bush 60%
    Dukakis 40%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1984:

    Reagan 62%
    Mondale 38%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1980:

    Reagan 56%
    Carter 38%
    Anderson 5%

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    PAST EXIT POLLS

    1992:

    1996:


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    TURNOUT

    Historical voter turnout as a percentage of the voting age population 1996-1960


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    DEMOGRAPHICS

    Population: 5,841,000
    (% of voting age population)

    White: 91.4%
    African American: 7.1%
    Asian: 0.7%
    Native American: 0.2%
    Other/Undeclared: 0.6%

    Persons of Hispanic origin account for 1.5% of the voting population (from 1990 Census)


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    STATE TIDBITS

    State Capital: Indianapolis
    State Nickname: Hoosier State

    Indiana is home to big-time sports and all-pro conservatives. Hoosiers rate a balanced budget and lower federal taxes as their priority political issues, and though four of their 10 House members are Democrats, none are considered a liberal. The last time they voted for a Democratic president was for Lyndon Johnson in 1964. Vice President Dan Quayle (R), a possible 2000 presidential contender, represented the state in the U.S. Senate before he was selected by George Bush to be his running mate. Indiana has voted for only Republican U.S. senators since 1976. This year may change that streak: former Gov. Evan Bayh is a favorite to win the departing Coats' Senate seat.


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    RELATED SITES

    NOTE: External sites will open in a new browser window.

    :

    Government:

    Indiana Secretary of State
    http://www.ai.org/sos/index.html
    Indiana Election Division
    http://www.state.in.us/sos/elections/index.html
    Indiana Gov. Frank O'Bannon's Home Page
    http://www.ai.org/gov/index.html
    Indiana State Senate
    http://www.ai.org/cgi-bin/legislative/legislator_list.cgi
    Indiana State House of Representatives
    http://www.ai.org/cgi-bin/legislative/legislator_list.cgi

    News Media:

    CNN Affiliates

    Indianapolis WISH
    http://www.wish-tv.com/
    Indianapolis WRTV ABC
    http://www.abcnews.com/local/wrtv/
    Indianapolis WXIN FOX
    http://www.wxin.com/

    State Newspapers

    Bloomington Herald-Times
    http://www.hoosiertimes.com
    Fort Wayne News Sentinel
    http://www.news-sentinel.com/ns/index.shtml
    Evansville Courier
    http://www.evansville.net
    Gary Post-Tribune
    http://www.post-trib.com
    Indianapolis News and Star
    http://www.starnews.com

    General Interest:

    The White House
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/Welcome.html
    The House of Representatives
    http://www.house.gov/
    The Senate
    http://www.senate.gov/
    Library of Congress -- The Legislative Branch
    http://lcweb.loc.gov/global/legislative/congress.html
    Congressional Quarterly's American Voter
    http://voter.cq.com/
    Congressional Quarterly's VoteWatch
    http://pathfinder.com/CQ/
    THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
    http://thomas.loc.gov/
    Federal Election Commission
    http://www.fec.gov/
    Democratic National Committee
    http://www.democrats.org/
    Republican National Committee
    http://www.rnc.org/
    Project Vote Smart
    http://www.vote-smart.org
    Policy.com
    http://www.policy.com/


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    Updated: October 25, 1998



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