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Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.)

  • District: Junior Senator from Indiana
  • Residence: Granger
  • Born: September 29, 1955; Queens, N.Y.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Jill Donnelly; two children
  • Education: U. of Notre Dame, B.A. 1977 (government); U. of Notre Dame, J.D. 1981
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for Ind. Senate, 1990; Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 2004; U.S. House, 2007-13; U.S. Senate, 2013-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2012 (1st term); Defeated Richard Mourdock, R, to succeed Sen. Richard G. Lugar, who was defeated in a primary
  • Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Commodities & Markets - Chairman; Jobs, Rural Economic Growth & Energy Innovation; Livestock and Dairy); Armed Services (Airland; Readiness & Management Support; Strategic Forces); Special Aging
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State Information: Indiana

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Joe Donnelly (D) 1,281,181 50%
Richard Mourdock (R) 1,133,621 44.3%
Andy Horning (LIBERT) 145,282 5.7%
James Johnson (WPL) 15  
Amy Willis (I) 3  
2006 general Richard Lugar (R) 1,171,553 87.4%
Steve Osborne (LIBERT) 168,820 12.6%
2000 general Richard Lugar (R) 1,427,944 66.6%
David Johnson (D) 683,273 31.8%
Paul Hager (LIBERT) 33,992 1.6%
1994 general Richard G. Lugar (R) 1,039,625 67.4%
Jim Jontz (D) 470,799 30.5%
Barbara Bourland (LIBERT) 17,343 1.1%
Mary Catherine Barton (NA) 15,801 1%
1988 general Richard G. Lugar (R) 1,430,525 68.1%
Jack Wickes (D) 668,778 31.9%
1982 general Richard G. Lugar (R) 978,301 53.8%
Floyd Fithian (D) 828,400 45.6%
1976 general Richard G. Lugar (R) 1,275,833 58.8%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 49.94% John McCain: 48.91%
2012 : 43.93% : 54.13%
2004 John Kerry: 39% George W. Bush: 60%
2000 Al Gore: 41% George W. Bush: 57%
1996 Bill Clinton: 42% Robert Dole: 47%
1992 Bill Clinton: 37% George H. W. Bush: 43%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 40% George H. W. Bush: 60%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 38% :

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