Dan Coats

Offices

U.S. House
District 4
In office
Jan 3, 1981 to Jan 3, 1989

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Assumed Other Office
U.S. Senate
Class 3
In office
Jan 3, 1989 to Jan 3, 1999

Party: Republican
Assumed: Appointed by Governor
Left: Did Not Run
U.S. Senate
Class 3
In office
Jan 3, 2011 to Jan 3, 2017

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Did Not Run
Dan Coats spent 24 years, 6 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the federal level.

Elections

1980–U.S. House (District 4) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1980
60.53%
Dan Coats*, Republican, 120,055 votes
39.10%
John D. Walda, Democratic, 77,542 votes
 0.38%
Stephen G. Hope, Independent, 745 votes
Out of 198,342 votes casts, the margin of victory was 42,513 (21.43%)
1982–U.S. House (District 4) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1982
64.32%
Dan Coats (i)*, Republican, 110,115 votes
35.08%
Roger M. Miller, Democratic, 60,054 votes
 0.60%
John B. Cameron, Jr., American, 1,029 votes
Out of 171,198 votes casts, the margin of victory was 50,061 (29.24%)
1984–U.S. House (District 4) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1984
60.85%
Dan Coats (i)*, Republican, 129,674 votes
38.50%
Michael H. Barnard, Democratic, 82,053 votes
 0.40%
John B. Cameron, Jr., American, 858 votes
 0.25%
Joseph F. Laiacona, Libertarian, 534 votes
Out of 212,585 votes casts, the margin of victory was 47,621 (22.35%)
1986–U.S. House (District 4) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1986
69.56%
Dan Coats (i)*, Republican, 99,865 votes
30.02%
Gregory Alan Scher, Democratic, 43,105 votes
 0.42%
Stephen L. Dasbach, Libertarian, 602 votes
Out of 143,572 votes casts, the margin of victory was 56,760 (39.54%)
1988–U.S. House (District 4) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1988
62.15%
Dan Coats (i)*, Republican, 132,843 votes
37.85%
Jill Long (Thompson), Democratic, 80,915 votes
Out of 213,758 votes casts, the margin of victory was 51,928 (24.30%)
1990–U.S. Senate (Class 3) WON
Special Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1990
53.58%
Dan Coats (i)*, Republican, 806,048 votes
46.31%
Baron Paul Hill, Democratic, 696,639 votes
 0.08%
Steve Dillon, Write-In, 1,144 votes
 0.02%
Richard Eisenhour, Write-In, 305 votes
 0.01%
John L. Plemons, Write-In, 166 votes
Out of 1,504,302 votes casts, the margin of victory was 109,409 (7.27%)
1992–U.S. Senate (Class 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1992
57.34%
Dan Coats (i)*, Republican, 1,267,972 votes
40.70%
Joseph H. Hogsett, Democratic, 900,148 votes
 1.62%
Steve Dillon, Libertarian, 35,733 votes
 0.34%
Raymond Tirado, New Alliance, 7,474 votes
 0.00%
John L. Plemons, Write-In, 78 votes
 0.00%
Georgia D. Irey, Write-In, 21 votes
Out of 2,211,426 votes casts, the margin of victory was 367,824 (16.64%)
2010–U.S. Senate (Class 3) WON
Republican Primary–Tuesday, May 4, 2010
39.47%
Dan Coats*, Republican, 217,225 votes
29.25%
Marlin Stutzman, Republican, 160,981 votes
22.62%
John Hostettler, Republican, 124,494 votes
 4.48%
Don Bates, Jr., Republican, 24,664 votes
 4.18%
Richard Behney, Republican, 23,005 votes
Out of 550,369 votes casts, the margin of victory was 56,244 (10.22%)
2010–U.S. Senate (Class 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 2010
54.58%
Dan Coats*, Republican, 952,116 votes
40.00%
Brad Ellsworth, Democratic, 697,775 votes
 5.41%
Rebecca Sink-Burris, Libertarian, 94,330 votes
 0.01%
Jim Miller, Write-In, 161 votes
 0.01%
Jack Rooney, Write-In, 99 votes
Out of 1,744,481 votes casts, the margin of victory was 254,341 (14.58%)
In the 9 races we have results for, Dan Coats had a record of 9-0. That includes a record of 7-0 in 7 general elections, 1-0 in 1 primary election, and 1-0 in 1 special election.