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Indiana Secretary of State - Elections Division
1998 Indiana Congressional and Statewide Primary Results
Filing Deadline: February 20, Congressional and Statewide Primaries: May 5
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties
Senator, 57.3% in '92, Dan R. Coats (R) retiring after 2nd term
Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Leans Democrat, Charles Cook's prediction: Likely Democrat, Roll Call's prediction: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:3, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Democrat
ex-Gov. Evan Bayh (D), Fort Wayne Mayor Paul Helmke (R), Attorney Peter Rusthoven (R), attny John Price (R), attorney Thomas J. Herr (Rfm), Rebecca Sink-Burris (L),
1st Cong. District, 69.1% in '96, 7th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Peter J. Visclosky (D), Cyril B. "Cy" Huerter (R), '96 nominee Michael Edward Petyo (R), Mark J. Leyva (R), '96 nominee Michael Crass (L),
2nd Cong. District, 58.1% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:6, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican
New Castle Mayor Sherman A. Boles (D), David M. McIntosh (R), Cliff Federle (L),
3rd Cong. District, 57.9% in '96, 4th term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:2, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 77% Democrat
Tim Roemer (D), engineer/1996 primary candidate Daniel A. Holtz (R), Dewey M. Conley (R), salesman / '94 / '96 GOP candidate Rich Burkett (Rfm),
4th Cong. District, 59.4% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:6, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
businessman Mark J. Wehrle (D), David Christopher Roach (R), Stephen G. "Steve" Hope (R), Mark E. Souder (R),
5th Cong. District, 64.9% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:5, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
education researcher David F. Steele III (D), Morris L. Livengood (D)?, Hugh P. Salisbury (R), Stephen Buyer (R), '94 candidate Clayton L. Alfred (Rfm), Carl Waters (L),
6th Cong. District, 74.9% in '96, 8th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:20, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican
former cross-dresser / convicted felon Bob "Scott Hidalgo" Kern (D), Dr. R. Nag Nagarajan (D), '96 nominee Carrie Jean Trammell (D), Dan Burton (R), George Thomas Holland (D), high school teacher Joe Hauptmann (L), Douglas W. Garlinger (I),
7th Cong. District, 62.0% in '96, 1st term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
airline worker Samuel "Dutch" Hillenburg (D) Edward A. Pease (R), Indiana State Univ. official Douglas E. "Doug" Hess (R), John Trench (Rfm), '96 nominee Barbara Bourland (L),
8th Cong. District, 49.9% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Leans Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 7:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 50% Democrat
Evansville City Council member Gail Riecken (D), John W. "Willie" Taylor (D), John N. Hostettler (R), '96 nominee Paul Hager (L),
9th Cong. District, 56.3% in '96, Lee H. Hamilton (D) retiring after 17th term
Roll Call's prediction: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's prediction: 1:1, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Democrat
ex-St. Rep./'90 Sen. nominee Baron Hill (D), Fred Holt (D), James R. McClure, Jr. (D), '94 / '96 nominee/ex-St. Sen. Jean Leising (R), '92 nominee/pro-life activist Michael Everett Bailey (R), retired Army officer / truck driver Cecil Copley (R), Clifford Douglas Fisher (R), '96 nominee / programmer Diane L. Feeney (L),
10th Cong. District, 52.6% in '96, 1st Term
Roll Call's prediction: Leans Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 5:6, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 50% Democrat
Julia M. Carson (D), Suzann Fischman (D), b-man Gary A. Hofmeister (R), ex-St. Sen./'96 nominee Virginia M. Blankenbaker (R), '96 7th Dist. candidate Jack Reynolds (R), Jack Harford (R), '94 nominee Marvin B. Scott (R), Fred C. Peterson (L), Wayne J. Wohlfert (I),

1. Key to Predictions: Roll Call,
The Cook Political Report,
The Rothenberg Political Report,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
D.C.'s Political Report

2. Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races. Blue boxes indicates winner. Red print indicates change in party control.

3. Key to Party Identification.
(D) = Democratic Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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