Incumbent 8th District U.S. congressman Larry Bucshon solidly defeated his Republican challenger, Kristi Risk, today, winning 58 percent to 42 percent.
With 99 percent of the vote counted across the congressional district, Bucshon had 34,202 voters to Risk’s 24,729.
Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, Sullivan High School graduate Dave Crooks led by an even larger margin in the 8th District, having received 59 percent of the vote in a contest against Thomas Barnett and William Bryk.
With 529 (79 percent) of 667 precincts counted, Crooks had 16,910 votes to Barnett’s 9,005 and Bryk’s 2,622.
In Vigo County, with all of its 87 precincts counted, Bucshon recorded 3,757 votes to Risk’s 2,474.
Among Democrats in Vigo County, Crooks had 3,334 votes, Barnett had 2,257 and Bryk had 842.