Jackie Walorski won the Republican nomination in Indiana's 2nd Congressional District up to the north. Walorski is a previous candidate for Congress and a former State Representative and television reporter. When the Republicans redistricted the 2nd, it made it a lot easier for someone from their own party to win. She will face Democrat Brendan Mullen in November and Andrew Straw is also in the race as a Green Party candidate.
In the 4th District, Tara Nelson won the Democratic nomination for Congesss. The IT Professional Project Manager will challenge incumbent Republican Todd Rokita in November. This district does not favor a Democrat at all...even one as conservative as Nelson seems to be.
The last woman to represent Indiana in Congress was, of course, Congresswoman Julia Carson who served from 1997 until her death in 2007. Carson was just the fifth woman to serve Indiana in Congress. The full list includes Virginia Ellis Jenckes (Democrat) 1933-1939, Cecil Murray Harden (Republican) 1949-1959, the recently deceased Katie Hall (Democrat) 1982-1985, Jill Long Thompson (Democrat) 1989-1995, and Julia Carson (Democrat) 1997-2007. To date, there have been no female Senators from Indiana.
For more information on the remarkable women that have served in Congress, visit this great website from the United States House of Representatives.