FORT WAYNE, Ind. U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman has defeated two little-funded Republicans to win the GOP nomination for northeastern Indiana's 3rd District seat.
Neither Mark Barringer nor James Mahoney had filed campaign reports with the Federal Election Commission. Stutzman reported raising nearly $800,000 and having more than $430,000 on hand.
None of the three Democrats running -- Justin Kuhnle, Jim Redmond and Tommy Schrader -- had filed a first-quarter campaign report. Kuhnle reported receiving $101 in contributions last year.
Stutzman is seeking a third term in Congress. He is the senior Republican in Indiana's delegation because he took office in November 2010 after Mark Souder resigned. The seat has been held by a Republican since 1976 except for from 1989-95, when it was held by Democratic Rep. Jill Long.
The election was much closer on the Democratic side.
Justin Kuhnle edged out Jim Redmond and Tommy A. Schrader to win the Indiana District 3 race.
That race saw a total of 8,261 votes. In stark contrast, Stutzman personally received 48,629 votes.
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