It’s generally assumed that national wave elections wash up on shore in most states. But what does the historical record show about wave elections in Indiana? The answer might surprise you.
For most Hoosier political junkies, it is the 1968 Indiana Republican Convention that best exemplifies a convention floor fight. But that race was as dramatic as people remember, and it was the Democratic Convention that year that should be remembered.
Modern state party conventions don’t usually feature the drama of those held in the more distant past. Here’s a look at why that seems to be the case, and what used to be at stake.
From 1831 until 1851, Indiana held Congressional elections five months after the official start of Congress…but they weren’t the only state to do so.