A former candidate for Indiana governor has announced his plans to run for the Indiana 8th District Congressional seat in the 2014 election.
Andy Horning, a native of Owen County, has announced that he intends to seek the 8th District seat, currently held by Republican Larry Bucshon, a Newburgh native. The 55-year-old Horning has run for governor of Indiana twice, most recently in 2008. In 2012, he ran for U.S. Senate and garnered about 6 percent of the vote for the seat now occupied by Democrat Joe Donnelly.
This marks Horning’s first attempt at running for the 8th District seat.
Bucshon has represented Indiana’s 8th Congressional District since 2011. He was re-elected in 2012 and the Libertarian candidate for the seat that year, Bart Gadau, won roughly 4 percent of the vote.
Local counties that are part of Indiana’s 8th Congressional District include Crawford, Dubois, Daviess, Martin, Pike, Perry, and Spencer Counties. Additional counties that are at least partially in the 8th District are Clay, Gibson, Knox, Owen, Parke, Posey, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.