Indiana - U.S. House, District 8

as of September 24

The Candidates

Photo of Trent Van Haaften

Trent Van Haaften

  • Democrat
  • Birthdate: (unknown)
  • Residence: Mount Vernon, IN

Full Profile

Photo of Larry Bucshon

Larry Bucshon

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: May 31, 1962
  • Residence: Newburgh, IN

Full Profile

Previous Results

    Indiana U.S. House (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Brad Ellsworth DEM 188,693 64.7%
    Greg Goode REP 102,769 35.3%

    U.S. President: Indiana (2008)

    Data reflect statewide results.
    Candidate Party Votes %
    Barack Obama DEM 1,374,040 50%
    John McCain REP 1,345,648 49%
    Bob Barr LIB 29,258 1.1%

    district Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Sep 24, 2010

New CQ - Roll Call Rating

Lean-R (was Toss-up)

    Sep 7, 2010

    Ellsworth Move Gives GOP Another Shot

    When Brad Ellsworth won this seat in 2006, ousting Rep. John Hostettler (R) in the process, Democrats said it was a sign that they could win in conservative districts with the right kind of candidate. And had Ellsworth decided to run again, he could very well have won. But he's leaving for a Senate bid, and Republicans are confident they will take back the seat. Larry Bucshon, a cardiologist, narrowly defeated a Tea Party favorite in the GOP primary, while state Rep. Trent Van Haaften was the Democrats' anointed candidate. -Ken Rudin

    New NPR Rating



      About The Scorecard

      Photo of Ken RudinExplore how NPR's Ken Rudin and other influential political watchers are calling key House, Senate and governor races.

      More About This Project
      Report A Problem

      election 2010 stories