Primary Election

Election & Politics
10:34 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Mourdock wins GOP nomination for U.S. Senate

After 36 years serving Indiana in the U.S. Senate, Dick Lugar’s political career likely came to an end Tuesday as state Treasurer Richard Mourdock secured a decisive victory. 

The surprise was perhaps not so much that Mourdock defeated Lugar, but the margin by which he beat him.  Leading into Tuesday, the momentum appeared to be trending Mourdock’s way – an independent poll released just days before the election put Mourdock ten points ahead of the incumbent senator. But the final margin was nearly double that.

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Election & Politics
12:17 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Democrats choose Nelson over Moore in 4th Congressional District

Democrat Tara Nelson will be the party’s nominee in the 4th Congressional District.

She won 58% of the vote over Lester Moore in Tuesday’s Primary.

Nelson thinks the General Election race against incumbent Republican Todd Rokita will be tough. However, she feels prepared to take her message to voters.

Election & Politics
12:13 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Negele defeats Young in IN House District 13

Attica Clerk-Treasurer Sharon Negele claimed the Republican nomination in Indiana House District 13 race.

She won 65% of the vote over opponent Dan Young.

Negele was the party’s nominee two-years ago in House District 42. She says that experience gave her more confidence going into this Primary Election.

"I knew what to expect and understood, to cover eight counties, the financial requirement. I was blessed to have strong financial supporters, which was critical to cover the district. I'm honored and overwhelmed by the endorsement from the voters."

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Election & Politics
11:55 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Hockema defeats Payne in HD27 Primary

The November ballot is set in House District 27.

Greater Lafayette Republican voters chose a man who touts his law and business background as the reason he will represent the area well in Indianapolis.

To do so, Chuck Hockema is going to have to defeat a woman who has served in Indianapolis for 30 years.

The political novice defeated Jan Payne in Tuesday's Primary by receiving nearly 64-percent of the votes.

Hockema believes his law degree and work in the private sector give him valuable experience that he thinks is needed in Indianapolis.

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Election & Politics
11:52 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Democrats pick Cornstuble to face Truitt in HD26

A former Lafayette City Councilor is going to try to further his political career as a state representative. 

Rick Cornstuble defeated Eric Thiel for the House District 26 Democratic nomination in Tuesday's Primary.

Cornstuble garnered nearly 59-percent of the vote. 

He says he is happy to have won the primary by such a wide margin, but knows he will have to fight hard to defeat incumbent Randy Truitt in November.

Before his term on the Lafayette city council, Cornstuble served for 30-years with the Indiana State Teacher’s Association.

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