United States House of Representatives elections in Indiana, 2004

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The 2004 congressional elections in Indiana were elections for Indiana's delegation to the United States House of Representatives, which occurred along with congressional elections nationwide on November 2, 2004. Republicans held a majority of Indiana's delegation, 6-3, before the elections. The only incumbent to lose re-election was Democrat Baron Hill, losing to Republican Mike Sodrel in the 9th district.

Results[edit]

The following are the final results from the Secretary of State of Indiana.[1]

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Indiana, 2004[2]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 1,381,699 57.18% 7 +1
Democratic 999,082 41.35% 2 -1
Libertarian 35,470 1.47% 0 -
Totals 2,416,251 100.00% 9 -

District 1[edit]

This district includes a small strip of northwest Indiana. The district has been one of the most Democratic in Indiana.

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Pete Visclosky (incumbent) 178,406 68.3%
Republican Mark Leyva 82,858 31.7%
Turnout 261,264 59%
Democratic hold Swing

District 2[edit]

This district is centered on South Bend, Indiana and the Indiana portion of the Michiana region.

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Chris Chocola (incumbent) 140,496 54.2%
Democratic Joe Donnelly 115,513 44.5%
Libertarian Douglas Barnes 3,346 1.3%
Turnout 259,355 62%
Republican hold Swing

District 3[edit]

This district is located in the northeast corner of Indiana and has a large population center in Fort Wayne.

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mark Souder (incumbent) 171,389 69.2%
Democratic Maria Parra 76,232 30.8%
Turnout 247,621 59%
Republican hold Swing

District 4[edit]

This district is located in west-central Indiana. Located within the district is the city of West Lafayette and many suburban towns.

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Steve Buyer (incumbent) 190,445 69.5%
Democratic David Sanders 77,574 28.3%
Libertarian Kevin Fleming 6,117 2.2%
Turnout 274,136 55%
Republican hold Swing

District 5[edit]

This district located mostly north of Indianapolis, including the largest suburbs of Indianapolis in Hamilton County.

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Dan Burton (incumbent) 228,718 71.8%
Democratic Katherine Carr 82,637 26.0%
Libertarian Rick Hodgin 7,008 2.2%
Turnout 318,363 57%
Republican hold Swing

District 6[edit]

This district takes in a large portion of eastern Indiana, including the cities of Muncie, Anderson, and Richmond.

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Pence (incumbent) 182,529 67.1%
Democratic Melina Fox 85,123 31.3%
Libertarian Chad Roots 4,397 1.6%
Turnout 272,049 58%
Republican hold Swing

District 7[edit]

This district is in the heart of Central Indiana and encompasses most of Marion County/Indianapolis.

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Julia Carson (incumbent) 121,303 54.4%
Republican Andy Horning 97,491 43.6%
Libertarian Barry Campbell 4,381 2.0%
Turnout 223,175 53%
Democratic hold Swing

District 8[edit]

Population centers of Evansville and Terre Haute are located within its limits along with numerous other small towns.

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Hostettler (incumbent) 145,576 53.4%
Democratic Jon Jennings 121,522 44.5%
Libertarian Mark Gavin 5,680 2.1%
Turnout 272,778 57%
Republican hold Swing

District 9[edit]

This district is located in southeast Indiana. The largest city located within the district is Bloomington followed by; Columbus, New Albany, Jeffersonville, and Clarksville.

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Sodrel 142,197 49.4%
Democratic Baron Hill (incumbent) 140,772 49.0%
Libertarian Al Cox 4,541 1.6%
Turnout 287,510 57%
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Representative". Indiana of Secretary of State. 2004-11-02. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  2. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electioninfo/index.aspx


Preceded by
2002 elections
United States House elections in Indiana
2004
Succeeded by
2006 elections