INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - At least two incumbent Indiana legislators have lost their re-election bids in the Republican primary, while some others held off strong challengers.
Rep. Rebecca Kubacki of Syracuse and Rep. Kathy Heuer of Columbia City both lost to challengers who argued they weren't conservative enough, including their votes against the proposed state constitutional gay marriage ban.
Kubacki was defeated by Curt Nisly of Goshen. He's the husband of the Elkhart County Republican chairwoman. Heuer lost to tea party conservative Christopher Judy of Fort Wayne.
Meanwhile, House Education Chairman Robert Behning of Indianapolis defeated a critic of state-funded private school vouchers. GOP Rep. Casey Cox of Fort Wayne won over two social conservatives.
Veteran Republican Sen. John Waterman of Shelburn was in a tight race with Washington City Councilman Eric Bassler.