Indiana Republican, Rep. Larry Bucshon to Retire at End of this Term

Rep. Larry Bucshon (IN-08) announced his retirement Monday. The seven-term Republican will leave the House at the end of this term.

Indiana's 8th Congressional District is located in the southern part of the state, bordering Illinois to the west, and Kentucky to the south. It includes the cities of Evansville and Terre Haute. Bucshon won his final term by a 34% margin in 2022 and the district is seen as safely Republican despite the loss of incumbency.

Bucshon is the fourth House departure - all Republicans - announced in the past week. This brings the total to 39 current members who are retiring, resigning before the end of the term, or running for another office. The list now includes 23 Democrats and 16 Republicans.

California Special Election

Separately, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced dates for a special election to fill the seat of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who resigned at the end of 2023. A special primary election will be held March 19.

As with other primaries in the Golden State, this is a top-two primary, with all candidates - from all parties - appearing on a single ballot. However, in a special primary, a candidate can win the seat outright if they receive a majority of the vote. Otherwise the top two finishers will meet in a May 21 runoff.

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