Indiana 5/8 Primary: At a Glance


Indiana has its statewide primary election on Tuesday, May 8. Here are a few facts about the state and a few key races, with the names of the Democratic candidates and links to their campaign websites.

Indiana has an open primary. Check here for Indiana’s Voter ID requirements.

The State At A Glance
– 1 Senator is up for re-election in 2018
– All 9 House Representatives are up for re-election
– Indiana went +19 for Trump in 2016
– Partisan breakdown of the state legislature:
Governor (R)
State Senate 41 (R) – 9 (D)  –>Half of these seats are up for re-election
State House 70 (R) – 30 (D)  –>All of these seats are up for re-election

Key Races

The Indiana Senate seat is one of the most watched races in the country. Although Senator Donnelly (D) is an incumbent, the strong showing of Trump in 2016 in the state is one factor leading to most calling this race a Toss-Up.

Joe Donnelly – campaign website

Currently held by Republican Jackie Walorski, this race is considered to be competitive. There are currently 6 Democrats running for the seat; here are the 3 with campaign websites.

Pat Hackett – campaign website
Mel Hall – campaign website
Yatish Joshi – campaign website

A list of the districts with re-elections and the candidates running for those seats can be found here.


The full list of candidates running for each of these districts can be found here.

NOTE: If you’re unsure what state district number you’re in, type in your address at Open States to get that info.

For a more complete list of state races in the primary, visit Ballotpedia: Indiana Elections 2018

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