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Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.)

  • District: Senior Senator from Indiana
  • Residence: Indianapolis
  • Born: May 16, 1943; Jackson, Mich.
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Family: Wife, Marsha Coats; three children
  • Education: Wheaton College, B.A. 1965 (political science); Indiana U., Indianapolis, J.D. 1972
  • Military Service: Army Corps of Engineers 1966-68
  • Political Highlights: U.S. House, 1981-89; U.S. Senate, 1989-99; U.S. ambassador to Germany, 2001-05; U.S. Senate, 2011-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2010 (2nd full term); Also served 1989-99; Defeated Brad Ellsworth, D, to succeed Evan Bayh, D, who retired
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Defense; Homeland Security - Ranking Member; Military Construction-VA; State-Foreign Operations; Transportation-HUD); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Communications, Technology & the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety & Insurance; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard; Science & Space; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine; Tourism, Competitiveness and Innovation); Select Intelligence; Joint Economic
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State Information: Indiana

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Dan Coats (R) 952,116 54.6%
Brad Ellsworth (D) 697,775 40%
Rebecca Sink-Burris (LIBERT) 94,330 5.4%
write-ins (WRI) 260 0%
1990 special Dan Coats (R) 806,048 53.6%
Baron Hill (D) 696,639 46.3%
write-ins (Write-In) 1,615 0.1%
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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