Birch E. (Evan) Bayh, III

Offices

Secretary of State
Statewide
In office
Dec 1, 1986 to Jan 9, 1989

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Assumed Other Office
Governor
Statewide
In office
Jan 9, 1989 to Jan 13, 1997

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Term Limited
U.S. Senate
Class 3
In office
Jan 3, 1999 to Jan 3, 2011

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Did Not Run
Birch E. (Evan) Bayh, III spent 22 years, 1 month, 18 days in office in Indiana, including 12 years, 3 days at the federal level and 10 years, 1 month, 15 days at the state level.

Elections

1986–Secretary of State WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1986
53.32%
Birch E. (Evan) Bayh, III*, Democratic, 828,494 votes
45.37%
Robert O. Bowen, Republican, 704,952 votes
 0.66%
Linda Kay Patterson, American, 10,224 votes
 0.66%
Karen Benson, Libertarian, 10,180 votes
Out of 1,553,850 votes casts, the margin of victory was 123,542 (7.95%)
1988–Governor WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1988
53.18%
Birch E. (Evan) Bayh, III*, Democratic, 1,138,574 votes
46.82%
John Massie Mutz, Republican, 1,002,207 votes
Out of 2,140,781 votes casts, the margin of victory was 136,367 (6.36%)
1992–Governor WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1992
62.00%
Birch E. (Evan) Bayh, III (i)*, Democratic, 1,382,151 votes
36.90%
Linley Pearson, Republican, 822,533 votes
 1.09%
Mary C. Barton, New Alliance, 24,378 votes
 0.00%
Gary Alan Montgomery, Write-In, 36 votes
 0.00%
Paul J. Galanti, Write-In, 18 votes
Out of 2,229,116 votes casts, the margin of victory was 559,618 (25.10%)
1998–U.S. Senate (Class 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1998
63.72%
Birch E. (Evan) Bayh, III*, Democratic, 1,012,244 votes
34.79%
Walter Paul Helmke, Jr., Republican, 552,732 votes
 1.49%
Rebecca Sink-Burris, Libertarian, 23,641 votes
Out of 1,588,617 votes casts, the margin of victory was 459,512 (28.93%)
2004–U.S. Senate (Class 3) WON
Democratic Primary–Tuesday, May 4, 2004
100.00%
Birch E. (Evan) Bayh, III (i)*, Democratic, 304,267 votes
Out of 304,267 votes casts, the margin of victory was 304,267 (100.00%)
2004–U.S. Senate (Class 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 2004
61.65%
Birch E. (Evan) Bayh, III (i)*, Democratic, 1,496,976 votes
37.23%
Marvin Scott, Republican, 903,913 votes
 1.13%
Albert Barger, Libertarian, 27,344 votes
Out of 2,428,233 votes casts, the margin of victory was 593,063 (24.42%)
2016–U.S. Senate (Class 3) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 2016
52.10%
Todd Young*, Republican, 1,423,382 votes
42.40%
Birch E. (Evan) Bayh, III, Democratic, 1,158,361 votes
 5.47%
Lucy Brenton, Libertarian, 149,421 votes
 0.02%
James L. Johnson, Jr., Write-In, 627 votes
Out of 2,731,791 votes casts, the margin of victory was 265,021 (9.70%)
In the 7 races we have results for, Birch E. (Evan) Bayh, III had a record of 6-1. That includes a record of 5-1 in 6 general elections, and 1-0 in 1 primary election.