Campaign 2012
State Facts
Capitol:Indianapolis
Nickname:Hoosier State
Bird:Cardinal
Motto:The Crossroads of America
Electoral Votes:11
Democrat Delegates:80
Republican Delegates:55
Secretary of State
Name:Charlie White
Address:200 W. Washington St., Room 201, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone:(317) 232-6531
Fax:(317) 233-3283
Email:constituent@sos.IN.gov
Website:http://www.state.in.us/sos/elections/
Election Vitals
Governor:Mitch Daniels (R) unable to seek re-election in 2012 due to term limits
Senator:Dan Coats (R) re-election 2016
Senator:Richard Lugar (R) re-election 2012
Election Schedule
Presidential/State Primary:May 08, 2012
Past Presidential Elections

2008

Barack Obama:50.0%
John McCain:49.0%

2004

John Kerry:39.3%
George Bush:60.0%

2000

Al Gore:41.4%
George Bush:57.1%

1996

Bill Clinton:41.6%
Ross Perot:10.5%
Bob Dole:47.2%

1992

Bill Clinton:36.8%
Ross Perot:19.8%
George Bush:42.9%

1988

Michael Dukakis:39.7%
George Bush:59.8%
Previous Election Results, other races

2010 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Brad EllsworthDemocratic697,77540.0%
Rebecca Sink-BurrisLibertarian94,3305.4%
Dan CoatsRepublican952,11654.6%

2010 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Don BatesRepublican24,6644.5%
Richard BehneyRepublican23,0054.2%
Dan CoatsRepublican217,22539.5%
John HostettlerRepublican124,49422.6%
Marlin StutzmanRepublican160,98129.2%

2008 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jim SchellingerDemocratic569,09149.4%
Jill ThompsonDemocratic582,86050.6%

2008 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jill ThompsonDemocratic1,082,46440.0%
Andy HorningLibertarian57,3762.1%
Mitch DanielsRepublican1,563,88557.8%

2008 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Mitch DanielsRepublican350,390100.0%

2006 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Steve OsbornLibertarian168,82012.6%
Richard LugarRepublican1,171,55387.4%

2006 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Richard LugarRepublican393,960100.0%

2004 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Joe KernanDemocratic1,113,90045.5%
Mitch DanielsRepublican1,302,91253.2%

2004 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Evan BayhDemocratic1,496,97661.6%
Marvin ScottRepublican903,91337.2%

2004 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Mitch DanielsRepublican335,82866.4%
Eric MillerRepublican169,93033.6%

2000 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Frank O'BannonDemocratic1,232,52556.6%
David McIntoshRepublican908,28541.7%

2000 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
David JohnsonDemocratic683,27331.9%
Richard LugarRepublican1,427,94466.6%

2000 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
David McIntoshRepublican279,92071.0%
John PriceRepublican114,58029.0%

1998 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Evan BayhDemocratic1,012,24463.7%
Paul HelmkeRepublican552,73234.8%

1998 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Paul HelmkeRepublican138,96035.2%
John PriceRepublican131,32733.2%
Peter RusthovenRepublican124,71131.6%

1996 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Frank O'BannonDemocratic1,087,12851.5%
Stephen GoldsmithRepublican986,98246.8%

1996 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Rex EarlyRepublican204,30137.0%
Stephen GoldsmithRepublican298,53254.1%
George WitwerRepublican48,7498.8%
Demographics
Population6,490,621
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up13.0%

Ethnicity

Percentage White84.2%
Percentage Black9.1%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native0.8%
Percentage Asian1.6%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race2.0%
Percentage Other Race2.7%
Percentage Hispanic6.0%
Percentage Non Hispanic White81.4%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black9.0%
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English8.0%

Income

Median Household Income$44,613
Percentage Income in Poverty in 200915.3%

Energy

Percentage Homes heated by Electricity26.4%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas61.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal0.1%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil1.2%

Employment & Education

Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up44.7%
Percentage with a College Degree22.9%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers32.3%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers24.3%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers17.6%

Unemployment

Unemployment figures as of October 2012

Unemployment rate8.0%
Unemployment Monthly Change-0.2%

Marriage

Percentage Married Couples49.4%
Percentage Married Couples with Children19.5%
Percentage Married Couple Both Work40.5%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male0.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female0.2%

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Historical Election Results

2012
Nov. 6, 2012Presidental General Election
May 8, 2012Presidental Dem Primary
May 8, 2012Presidental GOP Primary
2008
May 6, 2008Presidental Dem Primary
May 6, 2008Presidental GOP Primary

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Donnelly 47
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Obama 35
Romney + 16
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Donnelly 40
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