District profile:
This is an industrial and ethnic city, with one of the nation's largest percentages of Hungarian-Americans and a growing community of Mexicans.
2004 results: Chris Chocola (R) defeated Joe Donnelly (D) by 54-45%.

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Elected in 2002; seeking third term; Chocola was nominated with 70% in a two-way primary.

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  • Born: Feb. 24, 1962; Jackson, Miss.
  • Family: Married (Sarah); two children.
  • Education: Thomas Cooley Law School, J.D., 1988; Hillsdale College, BLS, 1984
  • Professional: Manager and CEO, CTB International, 1988-2002; Foreign Exchange Trader, 1984-87.
  • Military: None


Donnelly, an attorney and small-business owner, was nominated with 83% of the vote in a two-way primary.

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  • Born: Sept. 22, 1955, Long Island, N.Y.
  • Family: Married (Jill); two children
  • Education: Notre Dame, J.D., 1981; B.A., 1977
  • Professional: Practicing attorney; state election board member, 1988-89
  • Military: None.


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