As expected The Democrats took the Indiana House. Prior to the election it was 52 Reps to 48 Dems. Today it looks like it is now 52 Dems and 48 Reps. This chamber changes hands frequently and most of us expected the Dems to take it this time around.
The Reps won all of the State offices; but, by a small margin.
Third parties and Libertarians always have a tough road in our political system and this year was no excpetion. Most people continue to vote for the "lesser of two evils" rather then smaller government and change.
The Libertarian Party ran some very strong candidates this year and those candidates worked very hard and I am proud to know each and every one of them.
Mike Kole maintained ballot access for the Libertarian Party. He received 3.3% of the vote statewide. I am disappointed that we did not do better in Allen County then we did. We will have to work on this over the next couple of years...
Three of our candidate got more votes then the margin of difference between the Dem and Rep...
Eric Schansberg ran for the 9th Congressional District. He won 4.5% of the vote. This race was won by 2.8% of the vote.
Greg Kelver ran for the 20th State House District and got 7.8% of the vote. This race was won by 6% of the vote.
Rex Bell ran for the 54th State House District and got 14.4% of the vote. This race was won by 6.5% of the vote.