District 86: This northside district features legislative veteran Edward Delaney, a Democrat, defending his seat against Republican Luke Bosso. If it were an open seat, Republicans likely would have sunk money into trying to pick up the marginally Democratic northside seat. Without an opponent with money, Delaney has a decided advantage. Delaney should win without about 60% of the vote.
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District 88: House Speaker Brian Bosma not surprisingly landed in a safe Republican district. He should prevail easily over Brandon Perry.
Districts 89 and 90: Two Republican indcumbents, Cindy Kirchhofer and Mike Speedy are unopposed in southside districts.
District 91: Long-time Republican incumbent Robert Behning squares off against Democrat Michal Blinn. Behning should prevail in this westside district with over 60% of the vote.
District 93: Republican David Frizzell faces Democrat Ryan Guillory in this southside district. The seat is a safe one for Frizzell.
District 94: Democrat Cherish Pryor's only competition is Socialist Ronald Haldeman. It will be interesting seeing what percent Haldeman gets. I'm thinking as much as 15%. Still that leaves Prior with 85% and an easy win.
District 95: Democratic incumbent John Bartlett is unopposed.
District 96: Democratic incumbent Greg Porter faces Republican Karl Schamberg and Libertrain Wesley Bishop. While Porter drew two challengers, the central Indianapolis district is the most heavily Democratic house district in Marion County with a baseline of 83%. Porter wins easily.
District 98: Democrat Robin Shakleford has no opponent in her race for this open seat.
District 100: This open seat, formerly held by John Day, is a possible pickup for Republicans. Democrat Dan Forestal faces Republican Scott Keller, a former City-County Councilor, and Libertarian James Nease. Keller is an energetic campaigner who undoubtedly has canvassed much of the district. However, Foprestal also has a strong grass roots operation. This near southside seat, like District 97, is turning more Republican. The GOP probably will have a better shot at it in 2014 and in later elections.