Indiana tops list of contested House races

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana voters are enjoying the most contested House races of any state in the nation.

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports Indiana has hosted 180 contested races since 1978, to lead the nation. The tally is significant for the number of states with Congressional districts where the incumbent often runs unopposed.

University of Minnesota researcher Eric Otsermeier found that Democrats and Republicans have split the bill evenly, winning 90 races each.

The last Hoosier to run uncontested for re-election was Lee Hamilton in 1976.

Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Political Pulse

Did you like this article? Vote it up or down! And don't forget to add your comments below!

Like It
Don't Like It


We welcome your thoughtful comments. Be the first to participate in the discussion. All comments will display your username and avatar.


Add a Comment

Sign in or join now to post a comment. All comments will display your username and avatar.


Indiana (change)

Indiana politics enter a new era as MIke Pence prepares to take over as the next governor.
Offices & Officials

Contacting the White House and Congress

Click the links below to get in touch with your elected officials.