Indiana's 8th congressional district

U.S. House district in southwestern Indiana

Indiana's 8th congressional district is a congressional district in the state of Indiana. The counties of Clay, Crawford, Daviess,Dubois, Jasper, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick. The people who live in the district elect a person to represent the district in the United States House of Representatives. The district is currently represented by Republican Larry Buschon.

Indiana's 8th congressional district
Indiana US Congressional District 8 (since 2013).tif
Indiana's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Larry Bucshon
REvansville
Area7,041.64 sq mi (18,237.8 km2)
Distribution
  • 58.10% urban
  • 41.90% rural
Population (2019)716,924
Median income$54,326[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+15[2]

Election historyEdit

Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 57% - Al Gore 42%
2004 President George W. Bush 62% - John Kerry 38%
2008 President John McCain 50.6% - Barack Obama 48.1%
2012 President Mitt Romney 58.4% - Barack Obama 39.6%
2016 President Donald Trump 64.6% - Hillary Clinton 30.9%
2020 President Donald Trump 65.1% - Joe Biden 33.1%
Indiana's 8th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Hostettler 98,952 51.31
Democratic Bryan Hartke 88,763 46.02
Libertarian Pam Williams 5,150 2.67
Total votes 192,865 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold
Indiana's 8th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Hostettler 145,576 53.37
Democratic Jon Jennings 121,522 44.55
Libertarian Mark Garvin 5,680 2.08
Total votes 272,778 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold
Indiana's 8th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brad Ellsworth 131,019 61.02
Republican John Hostettler 83,704 38.98
Total votes 214,723 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic gain from Republican
Indiana's 8th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brad Ellsworth 189,109 64.75
Republican Greg Goode 102,940 35.25
Total votes 292,049 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold
Indiana's 8th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Larry Bucshon 117,259 57.55
Democratic Trent Van Haaften 76,265 37.43
Libertarian John Cunningham 10,240 5.03
Total votes 203,764 100.00
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic
Indiana's 8th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Larry Bucshon 151,533 53.36
Democratic Dave Crooks 122,325 43.07
Libertarian Bart Gadau 10,134 3.57
Total votes 283,992 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold
Indiana's 8th Congressional District election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Larry Bucshon (Incumbent) 103,344 60.32
Democratic Tom Spangler 61,384 35.83
Libertarian Andrew Horning 6,587 3.84
Total votes 171,315 100
Republican hold
Indiana's 8th Congressional District election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Larry Bucshon (Incumbent) 187,702 63.69
Democratic Ronald L. Drake 93,356 31.68
Libertarian Andrew Horning 13,655 4.63
Total votes 294,713 100
Republican hold
Indiana's 8th Congressional District Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Larry Bucshon (Incumbent) 157,396 64.4
Democratic William Tanoos 86,895 35.6
Total votes 244,291 100
Republican hold
Indiana's 8th congressional district, 2020[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Larry Bucshon (incumbent) 214,643 66.9
Democratic Thomasina Marsili 95,691 29.8
Libertarian James D. Rodenberger 10,283 3.2
Total votes 320,617 100.0
Republican hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Congressional District 8, IN - Profile data". Census Reporter. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  2. "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. "Congressional District 8 (116th Congress), Indiana". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  4. "Indiana Election Results November 3, 2020". Indiana Election Division. Retrieved November 26, 2020.