2022 Indiana's 2nd congressional district special election

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2022 Indiana's 2nd congressional district special election

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Indiana's 2nd congressional district
 
Party Republican Democratic

U.S. Representative before election

Jackie Walorski
Republican

Elected U.S. Representative

TBD

The 2022 Indiana's 2nd congressional district special election is an upcoming special election to choose a new member of the U.S. House of Representatives. The seat became vacant after incumbent Congresswoman Jackie Walorski died in a traffic collision on August 3, 2022.[1][2]

In accordance with Title 3, Article 10 of the Indiana Code, a special election must be held for any U.S. House vacancy that occurs more than 74 days before the next general election.[3] On August 9, Governor Eric Holcomb announced the special election will be held concurrently with the general election on November 8.[4] Parties will hold caucuses to nominate their candidates for the election; they have until August 26 to do so.[5]

Since the congressional district boundaries set in the 2020 redistricting cycle go into effect on January 3, 2023, the special election will be conducted under the old district lines whereas the regular election on the same date will be conducted under the new district lines.[4]

Republican caucus

The Indiana Republican Party is scheduled to hold a nominating caucus in Mishawaka on August 20.[6]

Candidates

Declared

Declined

  • Dean Swihart, Walorski's widower (endorsed Yakym)[7]

Endorsements

Rudy Yakym
Individuals
  • Dean Swihart, Walorski's widower[7]

Democratic caucus

Candidates

Potential

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Hill was suspended as Attorney General from May 18, 2020 to June 17, 2020 while under investigation for sexual battery.

References

  1. ^ Karni, Annie (August 3, 2022). "Jackie Walorski, Indiana congresswoman, is dead at 58". The New York Times. Archived from the original on August 3, 2022. Retrieved August 3, 2022.
  2. ^ Zanona, Melanie; Foran, Clare (August 3, 2022). "Indiana Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski dies in car accident that also killed 2 staffers". CNN. Archived from the original on August 3, 2022. Retrieved August 3, 2022.
  3. ^ "Indiana Code, Title 3". Indiana General Assembly. Archived from the original on May 10, 2022. Retrieved August 3, 2022.
  4. ^ a b Lange, Kaitlin (August 9, 2022). "Gov. Holcomb calls special election to fill Rep. Walorski's seat". The Indianapolis Star. Archived from the original on August 10, 2022. Retrieved August 9, 2022.
  5. ^ Chapman, Lauren (August 9, 2022). "Holcomb calls special election for Walorski's second congressional district seat". WFIU. Archived from the original on August 12, 2022. Retrieved August 9, 2022.
  6. ^ Smith, Casey (August 9, 2022). "Indiana governor calls special election to replace U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski". Indiana Capital Chronicle. Ball State Daily News. Archived from the original on August 12, 2022. Retrieved August 9, 2022.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h Burbrink, Jacob (August 15, 2022). "Former Attorney General Curtis Hill among candidates vying for vacant second Congressional district position". Retrieved August 15, 2022.
  8. ^ Cheang, Ko Lyn (August 5, 2022). "After tragic death, Rep. Jackie Walorski's Congress seat is vacant. How will it be filled?". The Indianapolis Star. Archived from the original on August 5, 2022. Retrieved August 5, 2022.