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Indiana 3rd District

Candidates

Michael Montagano

Michael Montagano (D)

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Mark Souder*

Mark Souder* (R)*

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Polling Data

PollDateSampleMontagano (D)Souder (R)Spread
Howey-Gauge10/23 - 10/24300 LV4441Montagano +3
Research 200010/16 - 10/18600 LV4045Souder +5

Previous Election Results

House
2006: Souder (R) 54, Hayhurst (D) 46
2004: Souder (R) 69, Parra (D) 31
2002: Souder (R) 63, Rigdon (D) 34

President
2004: Bush (R) 68, Kerry (D) 31
2000: Bush (R) 66, Gore (D) 33

Race Summary

This isn't supposed to be a competitive district for Democrats, especially if their candidate is in his mid-20s. But polls released late in the campaign indicate that even Northeastern Indiana is vulnerable territory for Republicans.

Rep. Souder, elected in the wave election of 1994, won in 2006 a by a smaller margin than he's used to. He was running against a credible challenger who ended up outspending him. Through Oct. 15, Souder had been outspent again, though his challenger had just $3k left in the bank at that point.