Not one but two
"fair" maps of Indiana!
1 (Chicago suburbs) 64% White, 20% Black, 14% Hispanic, 63.3% Obama / 65% White, 18% Black, 14% Hispanic, 61.6% Obama. Visclosky
Safe with or without Michigan City. It's a fine decision - Michigan City presumably looks to Chicago rather than South Bend, La Porte probably does not. But the two also belong together, no?
2 (South Bend) 82% White, 49.9% McCain / 80% White, 51.0% Obama. Donnelly
Yeah well, we know which design Joe Donnelly is going to prefer.
3 (Fort Wayne) 85% White, 55.1% McCain / 86% White, 55.2% McCain. Stutzman
Wasn't comfortable with the placement of Marion in the first attempt. Now that I look up the locations of congressmen, I see the first map also just barely draws Stutzman into Donnelly's district while the second does not.
4 (smaller towns northwest of Indy) 89% White, 54.3% McCain / 88% White, 53.6% McCain. open
The placing of Martinsville (just southwest of Indianapolis) in this district is really what triggered the extensive redrawing. This and the 6th (and the 5th, but it doesn't matter there) are the areas where Obama's percentage is most exaggerated, neither seat is remotely in danger for Republicans.
5 (Indianapolis suburbs) 85% White, 58.3% McCain. Rokita? Burton?
Not affected by remap - although you obviously could
legitimately draw it very differently, either by doing a simpler two way split of the Indy metro or by drawing two partially suburban seats around the 7th. Purely suburban seats like this one are a preference of mine. Do something about it. *shrug*
I don't know where Rokita and Burton live, exactly, but Carson's district is safe anyhow.
6 (smaller towns east of Indy) 91% White, 52.1% McCain / 92% White, 53.6% McCain. Pence
Pence's hometown of Columbus is removed and added to the 8th in the second map, but it still skirts the city boundary. He probably could run here anyhow.
7 (Indianapolis) 55% White, 30% Black, 10% Hispanic, 68.0% Obama. Carson
Not affected by remap.
8 (Evansville - Terre Haute) / (Bloomington - Terre Haute) 92% White, 50.5% McCain / 91% White, 49.5% McCain. Bucshon (map 1), Young (map 2)
Evidently, you could split the 8th and 9th east-west on the second map too. Going to require some odd compromise around Martinsville or Bedford, but heh. I'd advise against introducing the north-south split into the first map, however.
9 (Louisville suburbs - Bloomington) / (Lousville suburbs - Evansville) 92% White, 52.1% McCain / 91% White, 52.2% McCain. Young (map 1) Bucshon (map 2)
This is not really a safe seat, but obviously it's R barring events or massive waves. Not a true marginal like the 2nd and 8th, under either map.