This district includes a small strip of northwest Indiana and has been represented by DemocratPete Visclosky since January 1985. The district has been one of the most Democratic in Indiana. John Kerry defeated George W. Bush in this district 55% to 44% in 2004. CQ Politics forecast the race as Safe Democrat.
This district is located in the northeast corner of Indiana and has a large population center in Fort Wayne. RepublicanMark Souder has represented the district since January 1995, and is being challenged by Mike Montagano in 2008. CQ Politics forecast the race as Leans Republican. George W. Bush defeated John Kerry in this district 68% to 31%.
This district is located in west-central Indiana. Located within the district is the city of West Lafayette, Lafayette, Bedford, Monticello, Brownsburg, Plainfield, Zionsville, Lebanon, Frankfort, Greenwood and parts of Indianapolis and many smaller suburban towns. It has been represented by RepublicanSteve Buyer since January 1993. CQ Politics forecast the race as Safe Republican.
This district located mostly north of Indianapolis is one of the most reliably Republican in America, having voted 71%-28% for George W. Bush in 2004. Currently it is represented by RepublicanDan Burton. CQ Politics forecast the race as Safe Republican.
This district takes in a large portion of eastern Indiana, including the cities of Muncie, Anderson, and Richmond. It is currently represented by RepublicanMike Pence. CQ Politics forecast the race as Safe Republican.
This district is in the heart of Central Indiana and encompasses most of Marion County/Indianapolis. André Carson won the special election to fill this seat and has represented Indiana's 7th congressional district since March 13, 2008. After winning contested primary elections, Carson and his Republican challenger in the special election, Jon Elrod, were set to face off in the General Election but Elrod dropped out. Gabrielle Campo was selected by a party caucus to face the incumbent, Carson. John Kerry defeated George W. Bush in this district 58% to 41% in 2004. CQ Politics forecast the race as Safe Democratic.
This district has been nicknamed the "Bloody Eighth" because of a series of hard-fought tight campaigns and political reversals. It ousted six incumbents from 1966 to 1982. The election in 1984 was so close that it was decided in Congress. In 2000, a New York Times reporter said of the district: "With a populist streak and a conservative bent, this district does not cotton to country-club Republicans or to social-engineering liberals," and also said "More than 95 percent white and about 41 percent rural, the region shares much of the flavor of the Bible Belt."Evansville and Terre Haute are located within its limits and is currently represented by DemocratBrad Ellsworth. CQ Politics forecast the race as Safe Democratic.
This district is located in southeast Indiana. This swing district has been recently fought out by DemocratBaron Hill and RepublicanMike Sodrel. Hill beat Sodrel in 2002, Sodrel beat Hill in 2004, and most recently Hill beat Sodrel in 2006 to become the 9th's representative. Hill spent the most on his campaign of those in Indiana, spending $2.2 million. The largest city located within the district is Bloomington followed by Columbus, New Albany, Jeffersonville, and Clarksville which all have Democratic Mayors or Council Presidents. CQ Politics forecast the race as Democrat Favored.