United States Senate elections in Indiana

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United States Senators are elected in Indiana to serve in Class I and Class III. Senators serve six years terms and are elected in statewide elections. Beginning in 1914, Indiana began electing senators by popular vote, prior to that senators were elected by the Indiana General Assembly.

Class I Senate elections[edit]

General election 1916[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Harry S. New 337,089 57.8%
Democratic John W. Kern 325,588 46.1%
Prohibition Elwood Haynes 15,598 2.6%
General election 1922[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Samuel M. Ralston 558,169 50.9%
Republican Albert J. Beveridge 524,558 47.8%
Special election 1926[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Arthur R. Robinson 519,401 50.6%
Democratic Evans D. Woollen 496,540 48.4%
General election 1928[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Arthur R. Robinson 782,144 55.3%
Democratic Albert Stump 623,996 44.1%
General election 1934[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sherman Minton 758,801 51.5%
Republican Arthur R. Robinson 700,103 47.5%
General election 1940[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Raymond E. Willis 888,070 50.5%
Democratic Sherman Minton 864,803 49.1%
General election 1946[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William E. Jenner 739,809 54.9%
Democratic M. Clifford Townsend 584,288 43.4%
General election 1952[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William E. Jenner 1,020,605 52.4%
Democratic Henry F. Schricker 911,169 46.8%
General election 1958[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic R. Vance Hartke 973,636 56.5%
Republican Harold W. Handley 731,635 42.4%
General election 1964[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic R. Vance Hartke 1,128,505 54.3%
Republican D. Russell Bontrager 941,519 45.3%
General election 1970[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic R. Vance Hartke 870,990 50.1%
Republican Richard L. Roudebush 866,707 49.9%
General election 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Lugar 58.8%
Democratic R. Vance Hartke 40.5%
General election 1982[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Lugar 978,301 53.8%
Democratic Floyd Fithian 828,400 45.5%
American Raymond James 0.5%
General election 1988[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Lugar 67.7%
Democratic Jack Wickes 32.3%
1994 General Election[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Lugar (incumbent) 1,039,625 67.4%
Democratic Jim Jontz 470,799 30.5%
Libertarian Barbara Bourland 17,343 1.1%
New Alliance Mary Catherine Barton 15,801 1.0%
Majority 568,826
Voter turnout  %
2000 General Election[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Lugar (incumbent) 1,427,944 66.5%
Democratic David Johnson 683,273 31.9%
Libertarian Paul Hager 33,992 1.6%
Majority 744,71
Voter turnout 55%
2006 General Election[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Lugar (incumbent) 1,171,553 87.3%
Libertarian Steve Osborn 168,820 12.6%
No party Write-Ins 738 0.1%
Majority 1,002,733
Voter turnout 40%

Class III Senate elections[edit]

General election 1914[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Benjamin Shively 272,249 42.1%
Republican Hugh Miller 226,766 35.1%
Progressive Albert J. Beveridge 108,581 16.8%
Special election 1916[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James E. Watson 335,193 47.7%
Democratic Thomas Taggart 325,607 46.3%
General election 1920[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James E. Watson 681,854 54.6%
Democratic Thomas Taggart 514,191 41.2%
General election 1926[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James E. Watson 522,737 50.0%
Democratic Albert Stump 511,454 49.0%
General election 1932[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frederick Van Nuys 870,053 55.6%
Republican James E. Watson 661,750 42.3%
General election 1938[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frederick Van Nuys 738,366 49.8%
Republican Raymond E. Willis 753,189 49.5%
Special election 1944[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William E. Jenner 857,250 52.1%
Democratic Cornelius O'Brien 775,417 47.1%
General election 1944[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Homer E. Capehart 829,489 50.2%
Democratic Henry F. Schricker 807,766 48.9%
General election 1950[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Homer E. Capehart 844,303 55.2%
Democratic Alex M. Campbell 844,303 48.4%
General election 1956[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Homer E. Capehart 1,084,262 51.7%
Democratic Claude R. Wickard 871,761 44.4%
General election 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Birch Bayh 905,491 50.3%
Republican Homer E. Capehart 894,548 49.7%
General election 1968[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Birch Bayh 1,060,456 51.7%
Republican William D. Ruckelshaus 988,571 48.2%
General election 1974[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Birch Bayh 889,269 50.7%
Republican Richard G. Lugar 814,114 46.4%
General election 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Quayle 1,182,414 53.8%
Democratic Birch Bayh 1,015,922 46.2%
General election 1986
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Quayle 61.1%
Democratic Jill L. Long 38.9%
1992 General Election[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Coats (incumbent) 1,267,972 57.3%
Democratic Joseph Hogsett 900,148 40.8%
Libertarian Steve Dillon 35,733 1.6%
New Alliance Raymond Tirado 7,474 0.3%
No party Write-Ins 99 0.0%
Majority 367,824
Voter turnout  %
1998 General Election[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Evan Bayh 1,012,244 63.7%
Republican Paul Helmke 552,732 34.8%
Libertarian Rebecca Sink-Burris 23,641 1.5%
Majority 459,512
Voter turnout  %
2004 General Election[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Evan Bayh (incumbent) 1,496,976 61.7%
Republican Marvin Scott 903,913 37.2%
Libertarian Albert Barger 27,344 1.1%
Majority 593,063
Voter turnout 58%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x Congressional Quarterly, p. 491
  2. ^ Thomas A. Ladd, Benjamin J. Guthrie (May 5, 1983). "STATISTICS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION OF NOVEMBER 5, 1982". clerk.house.gov. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ Dallas J. Dendy, Jr., Donald Anderson (April 1989). "STATISTICS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION OF NOVEMBER 8, 1982". clerk.house.gov. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ "For United States Senator". OFFICE OF THE CLERK. 1994-11-08. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  5. ^ "United States Senator". Indiana of Secretary of State. 2000-11-07. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  6. ^ "United States Senator". Indiana of Secretary of State. 2006-11-07. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  7. ^ "United States Senator". Indiana of Secretary of State. 1992-11-03. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  8. ^ "United States Senator". Indiana of Secretary of State. 1998-11-03. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  9. ^ "United States Senator". Indiana of Secretary of State. 2004-11-02. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 

Sources[edit]

  • Congressional Quarterly's Guide to U.S. Elections. Congressional Quarterly Inc. 1976. ISBN 0-87187-072-X.