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This is my attempt at drawing a Wyoming rule map of Indiana. I tried my best to draw it along community of interest lines, but this is also my first attempt at redistricting a state I've never lived in, so there's a good chance I screwed some things up. DKE Hoosiers, feel free to yell at me about anything stupid I did in this map. It creates 3 Democratic seats, 5 Republican seats, and 4 seats theoretically winable by either party.


Indianapolis close-up:

District 1 (Blue):
Obama 66.2%, McCain 33.1%
VAP: White 61.4%, Black 22.2%, Hispanic 14.1% Asian 1.2% Native American 0.2%, Other 0.9%

A Lake County district for Pete Viscloski. It went two to one for Obama, it will elect a democrat even if he retires.

District 2 (Green):
Obama 55.2%, McCain 43.8%
VAP: White 80.3%, Black 8.5%, Hispanic 7.4% Asian 1.4% Native American 0.3%, Other 1.1%

This South bend-Elkhart District is the successor to Joe Donnelly's district. It is more democratic than the old district, and should probably elect a democrat even with Donnelly running for Senate except in the very worst years.

District 3 (Purple):
Obama 71.2%, McCain 28.1%
VAP: White 58.2%, Black 29.8%, Hispanic 8.6% Asian 1.7% Native American 0.2%, Other 1.5%

This is the central Indianapolis district. Andre Carson has it for as long as he wants, and it will pretty much elect democrats for all eternity.

District 4 (Red):
Obama 45.8%, McCain 53.5%
VAP: White 80.8%, Black 9.9%, Hispanic 4.6% Asian 3.5% Native American 0.2%, Other 1.2%

This is basically Dan Burton's seat. It's 5 points less republican, so if they don't take him out first, we MIGHT be able to beat him in a wave year, but they'd win the seat back the next cycle with a passable candidate.

District 5 (Yellow):
Obama 40.2%, McCain 58.8%
VAP: White 89.4%, Black 4.7%, Hispanic 3.2% Asian 1.8% Native American 0.2%, Other 0.8%

This district is basically the current 4th, and is the most Republican district in the state. Democrat's ain't winning here.

District 6 (Teal):
Obama 47.3%, McCain 51.7%
VAP: White 91.1%, Black 5.0%, Hispanic 2.0% Asian 0.9% Native American 0.2%, Other 0.9%

This is a new district created out of some parts of the old 8th and 9th. It was basically designed as an Ohio River district. It undeniably leans heavily Republican these days, but the right sort of democrat could win and potentially even hold this district. Larry Buschon and Brad Ellsworth both live here, and either could theoretically run here.

District 7 (Gray):
Obama 45.6%, McCain 53.5%
VAP: White 85.3%, Black 7.1%, Hispanic 4.6% Asian 1.7% Native American 0.3%, Other 1.1%

There is no reason Marlin Stutzman should be in any danger of losing this heavily republican Fort Wayne based seat.

District 8 (Slate Blue):
Obama 42.7%, McCain 55.9%
VAP: White 93.0%, Black 0.8%, Hispanic 4.5% Asian 0.7% Native American 0.3%, Other 0.3%

This new district is basically the southern rural parts of the old first and second districts. It should easily elect a Republican.

District 9 (Cyan):
Obama 50.0%, McCain 48.6%
VAP: White 90.0%, Black 3.1%, Hispanic 3.0% Asian 2.7% Native American 0.2%, Other 0.9%

This district is basically Brad Ellworth's old district, although it got a democratic boost by picking up Lafayette from the old fourth, and is now more toss-up than lean R. The areas of democratic strength in this district are Lafayette and Terre Haute. Dave Crooks likes right outside this district and might still run here.

District 10 (Pink):
Obama 49.1%, McCain 49.6%
VAP: White 92.5%, Black 1.4%, Hispanic 2.7% Asian 2.3% Native American 0.2%, Other 0.9%

This district is in many ways the old 9th. Both Todd Young and Baron Hill live here, and it's 2008 margin is almost Identical. This seat is probably lean R, but democrats could definitely win here, especially if Baron Hill decides to make a comeback. The district's democratic strongholds are Columbus and Bloomington, home  of Indiana's state university.

District 11 (Lime Green):
Obama 40.3%, McCain 58.2%
VAP: White 95.2%, Black 1.7%, Hispanic 1.5% Asian 0.7% Native American 0.2%, Other 0.7%

This obscenely republican district takes in most of Mike Pence's old turf. Democrats ain't winning here.

District 12 (Cormflower Blue):
Obama 47.5%, McCain 51.3%
VAP: White 80.7%, Black 5.5%, Hispanic 2.1% Asian 0.6% Native American 0.2%, Other 0.9%

This new district leans heavily republican, but the right democrat could still win here. The district's democratic strength lies in Muncie, Anderson, and Komoko.

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