- Indiana is voting for both Republicans and Democrats in the primary today.
- Polling stations close at 6 p.m. local time.
Indiana holds congressional and state primaries. Polling stations close at 6 p.m. local time.
The races and the stakes:
Republican and Democratic candidates are competing for a chance to represent their districts in both Washington, DC and the state capital, Indianapolis.
Indiana has nine seats in the US House of Representatives, each up for election in 2022. Experts | rated only one congressional district in the state as competitive for the November general election: the state’s 1st congressional district, located in the northwestern region of the state.
Incumbent Democratic Representative Frank Mrvan is running for re-election in the district and faces a major challenge from Richard Fantin.
Seven Republicans are also vying for a chance to win the Republican 1st District ticket: Mark Levya, Blair Milo, Nicholas Pappas, Jennifer-Ruth Green, David Ruiz, Aaron Storer and Martin Lucas.
Corresponding The Cook Political Report, seven of Indiana’s congressional seats are considered “solid Republicans”: the state’s 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 9th congressional districts. Only one district in the state is classified as “solid Democrats”: Indiana’s 7th congressional district.
On the side of the US Senate, Republican Sen. Death Young runs unchallenged in the Republican primary. The first-term senator and former House Representative will face Democrat Thomas McDermott Jr., who also has no challengers in the Democratic primary.
experts out The Cook Political Report predict Young will certainly win re-election, rating race a “solid R.”
Each of the seats in the Indiana House of Representatives is up for election, but only 25 of the Indiana Senate seats are filled because the terms of state senators are staggered, meaning that half of the state Senate stands for re-election every two years.
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