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I have created what I believe to be a more sustainable/stable 5-4 Democratic map.

Statewide
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1st Congressional District - Blue
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Bloomington, Carmel (Parts), Columbus, Franklin, Indianapolis (Parts), Meridian Hills, Plainfield, Rocky Ripple, and Speedway.

Obama: 58.5%
McCain: 40.6%

- It would seem likely that several candidates from Indy would jump in. This would allow a clear path for a Bloomington candidate, ie. State Senate Minority Leader Vi Simpson. Excuse me, I mean Congresswoman Vi Simpson. Bloomington is the largest Democratic voting block in the district. Other possible candidates include Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan, State Senator Greg Taylor, State Rep. Jeb Bardon, State Rep. Peggy Welch, State Rep. Matt Pierce, State Rep. Edward DeLaney, State Rep. Cherrish Pryor, State Rep. Vanessa Summers.

2nd Congressional District - Green
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Anderson, Beach Grove, Indianapolis (Parts) Lawrence, Muncie, Pendleton, and Southport.

Obama: 61.5%
McCain: 37.6%

3rd Congressional District - Dark Magenta
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Monticello, Lake County, Rensselaer, and Valparaiso.

Obama: 60.1%
McCain: 39.0%

4th Congressional District - Red
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Chesterton, Elkhart, Fort Wayne (Parts), Goshen, La Porte, Michigan City, Mishawaka, Portage, South Bend.

Obama: 58.4%
McCain: 40.6%

5th Congressional District - Gold
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Evansville (Parts), Jeffersonville, Lafayette, New Albany, Newburgh, Tell City, Terra Haute, Vincennes, and West Lafayette.

Obama: 53.4%
McCain: 45.4%

6th Congressional District - Teal
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Bedford, Brazil, Evansville (Parts), Greencastle, Princeton, Seymour, and Washington

Obama: 40.3%
McCain: 58.4%

7th Congressional - Dark Grey
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Fort Wayne (Parts), Greenwood, Richmond, and Shelbyville.

Obama: 40.8%
McCain: 57.9%

8th Congressional District - Slate Blue
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Fort Wayne (Parts), Logansport, Marion, and Warsaw.

Obama: 38.7%
McCain: 60.1%

9th Congressional District - Cyan
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Brownsburg, Carmel (Parts), Crawfordsville, Fishers, Kokomo, Lebanon, Martinsville, and Noblesville.

Obama: 39.2%
McCain: 59.8%

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