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Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.)

District: 5th District
Political Highlights: Ind. House, 1967-69; Ind. Senate, 1969-71; Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1970; sought Republican nomination for U.S. House, 1972; Ind. House, 1977-81; Ind. Senate, 1981-83
Born: June 21, 1938; Indianapolis, Ind.
Residence: Indianapolis
Religion: Christian
Family: Wife, Samia Burton; four children
Education: Indiana U., attended 1958-59; Cincinnati Bible Seminary, attended 1959-60
Military Service: Army, 1956-57; Army Reserve, 1957-62
Start of Service: Elected: 1982 (15th term)
Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Asia & the Pacific; Europe, Eurasia & Emerging Threats - Chairman); Oversight & Government Reform (Health Care, District of Columbia, Census & the National Archives; National Security)

Election History
2010generalDan Burton (R) 146,89962.1
Tim Crawford (D) 60,02425.4
Richard Reid (LIBERT) 18,2667.7
Jesse Trueblood (I) 11,2184.7
2008generalDan Burton (R) 234,70565.5
Mary Ruley (D) 123,35734.5
2006generalDan Burton (R) 133,11865.0
Katherine Carr (D) 64,36231.4
Sheri Sharlow (LIBERT) 7,4313.6
2004generalDan Burton (R) 228,71871.8
Katherine Carr (D) 82,63726.0
Rick Hodkin (LIBERT) 7,0082.2
2002generalDan Burton (R) 129,44272.0
Katherine Carr (D) 45,28325.2
Christopher Adkins (LIBERT) 5,1302.9
2000generalDan Burton (R) 199,20770.4
Darin Griesey (D) 74,88126.4
Joe Hauptmann (LIBERT) 9,0873.2
1998generalDan Burton (R) 135,25072.0
Bob Kern (D) 31,47216.8
Joe Hauptmann (LIBERT) 21,03211.2
1996generalDan Burton (R) 193,19374.9
Carrie Trammell (D) 59,66123.1
Fred Peterson (LIBERT) 5,0031.9
1994generalDan Burton (R) 136,87677.0
Natalie Bruner (D) 40,81523.0
1992generalDan Burton (R) 186,49972.2
Natalie Bruner (D) 71,95227.8
1990generalDan Burton (R) 116,47063.5
James Fadely (D) 67,02436.5
1988generalDan Burton (R) 192,06472.9
George Holland (D) 71,44727.1
1986generalDan Burton (R) 118,36368.4
Thomas McKenna (D) 53,43130.9
1984generalDan Burton (R) 178,81472.7
Howard Campbell (D) 65,77226.8
1982generalDan Burton (R) 131,10064.9
George Grabianowski (D) 70,76435.1
1970generalAndrew Jacobs (D) 71,32958.3
Dan Burton (R) 50,99041.7
Roll Call Vitals


Indiana is 42nd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.