Indiana - U.S. Senate

as of September 20

The Candidates

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Brad Ellsworth

  • Democrat
  • Birthdate: September 11, 1958
  • Residence: Evansville, IN

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Dan Coats

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: May 16, 1943
  • Residence: Indianapolis, IN

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Previous Results

    Indiana U.S. Senate (2004)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Evan Bayh DEM 1,496,976 61.6%
    Marvin Scott REP 903,913 37.2%
    Albert Barger LIB 27,344 1.1%

    U.S. President: Indiana (2008)

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

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Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Sep 20, 2010

New CQ - Roll Call Rating

Lean-R (was Toss-up)

    Sep 9, 2010

    A Battle To Succeed Bayh

    Incumbent Evan Bayh (D), who was first elected in 1998, is retiring. Bayh, who has won two Senate races, a pair of gubernatorial contests, and election as secretary of state, is mostly responsible for the advances made by Democrats in what had long been seen as a conservative red state. With Bayh gone, the Republicans now have the upper hand in Dan Coats, who, as a congressman, was appointed to the Senate after Dan Quayle was elected vice president in 1988. The Democratic nominee is Brad Ellsworth, a popular Blue Dog congressman who won a GOP House seat in 2006 but who has not been able to transfer his appeal statewide. -Ken Rudin

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