16 of 20 IBRG-endorsed candidates won their primary election victories. For details, download PDF file 2018 Primary Election Report from IBRG.
07 May 2018
This publication is produced after every legislative session and details the pro-economy, pro-jobs voting records for state lawmakers. Bills (and select amendments) used in the report were chosen based on their significant impact to the state’s economic climate and workforce.
Lawmakers are kept apprised of the Indiana Chamber position and reasoning on these bills through various communications during the legislative session – and prior to key votes being taken. Only floor votes for which there is a public record are used in the Legislative Vote Analysis.
Indiana Business for Responsive Government (IBRG), the non-partisan political action program of
the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, scored a very successful general election. 57 of 59 IBRGendorsed
candidates facing opposition were victorious, including Republicans and Democrats.
Twenty (20) additional endorsed candidates did not face general election challenges.
Eleven (11) new legislators won with IBRG-endorsements. IBRG was significantly-engaged in
support of five (5) top-target candidates in open-seat races, as well as successfully defending six
(6) pro-economy incumbents seriously challenged with defeat.
In the biggest primary election cycle in a generation for Indiana legislative races, the Indiana Chamber’s non-partisan political program, Indiana Business for Responsive Government (IBRG), has scored major victories in state legislative and congressional primary elections! 18 of 22 IBRG-backed state legislative candidates were victorious. Also, Chamber-backed congressional candidates won in 6 of 6 races, including the major win of Todd Young for the U.S. Senate.
The Indiana Chamber is endorsing Congressman Todd Young (R-IN, 9th District) in his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. The announcement was made today at a press conference at Indiana Chamber headquarters in downtown Indianapolis.READ MORE