November 9, 1988
Vice presidential nominee Dan Quayle's home state gave its 12 electoral votes to his running mate, George Bush by a solid 61%-39% margin. Evan Bayh, 32, heir to a liberal Democratic family but himself a moderate, will become Indiana's first Democratic governor in 20 years after winning 52% of the vote. He will be the youngest governor in the nation. His victory is a measure of family revenge against Quayle, who gained his Senate seat in 1980 by defeating Birch Bayh, Evan Bayh's father.
March 29, 1989 |
Democrat Jill Long scored a narrow victory Tuesday over Republican Dan Heath in a special election for the House seat that launched the political career of Vice President Dan Quayle. Long received 65,160 votes, or 51%, to 63,388 votes, or 49%, for Heath. She will be the first Democrat to represent northeast Indiana's 4th Congressional District since Quayle won the 1976 congressional election.
January 15, 1989
The Democratic loser in November's 4th District congressional race and a Republican mayoral aide were nominated in Ft. Wayne, Ind., to run in a special election in March to succeed the man filling Vice President-elect Dan Quayle's Senate seat. Republicans took seven ballots to nominate Ft. Wayne public safety director Dan Heath for his party's nomination. Heath, who also serves as aide to Mayor Paul Helmke, defeated eight candidates in voting by GOP precinct committee leaders.
March 15, 1988 |
A Shelby County court Monday ruled that Secretary of State Evan Bayh met the constitutional five-year residency requirement to be governor. Circuit Judge Charles D. O'Connor concluded that the Democratic candidate did not lose his Indiana residency, as Republicans had argued, when he worked as an attorney in Washington in 1983 and 1984. O'Connor found that Bayh had always intended to return to his home state and never formally established residence elsewhere.
May 6, 1987
Gary, Ind., Mayor Richard Hatcher, one of the first black mayors of a large American city, was defeated in his battle for nomination to a sixth term by former supporter Thomas V. Barnes. With 96% of the vote counted in the Democratic mayoral race, Barnes had 57% and Hatcher had 43%. Hatcher has been mayor since 1967, when he and Carl Stokes of Cleveland became the nation's first black mayors of major cities.
April 21, 1992 |
Television stations in Indiana and Kentucky, reluctantly following advice from the Federal Communications Commission, on Monday began broadcasting commercials for a congressional candidate that showed photos of dead fetuses. The ads are for Michael E. Bailey, a foe of abortion who is seeking the Republican Party nomination on May 5 for the seat now held by Rep. Lee H. Hamilton (D-Ind.).