Jim Baird (R-Ind.) was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018, representing Indiana’s 4th Congressional District. During his first campaign, he proclaimed his allegiance to Trump, noting on his website that “we have real challenges facing our country and the career politicians in Washington have failed the American people with all talk and no action. President Trump needs reinforcements to pass his America First agenda and drain the swamp. I will stand with the President and fight to end the political class’ grip on power in Washington.”
Before being elected to Congress, Baird served as a state representative in Indiana’s General Assembly from 2000–08, where his voting record and bill sponsorship were always grounded in conservative Republican values of fiscal responsibility and balancing the budget. A decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, Baird ran a home healthcare agency prior to holding public office.
A family farmer and native of the district he represents in west central Indiana, Baird serves on the Agriculture and the Science, Space, and Technology committees. After the 2020 presidential election, he adhered to the GOP playbook by casting doubt on the legitimacy of Biden’s victory and voting against certifying the Electoral College results, among other measures.
January 6, 2021
- Just hours after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, Baird joined 146 other congressional Republicans in refusing to certify Biden’s win of the 2020 presidential election.
- Baird voted against impeaching Trump for his role in instigating the attack on Congress and the Capitol, and for fanning the flames once the riot broke out.
- Baird voted against establishing a House committee to investigate the genesis of the violent assault that disrupted the congressional proceedings underway that day.
The Big Lie
- On Dec. 10, 2020, Baird signed an amicus brief in a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the results of the presidential election in four swing states: Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Top contributors for the 2020 election cycle.
The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organization's PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families.
|American Crystal Sugar||$10,000.00||$10,000.00||$0.00|
|Majority Cmte PAC||$10,000.00||$10,000.00||$0.00|
|With Honor PAC||$7,500.00||$7,500.00||$0.00|
|Barnes & Thornburg||$7,050.00||$1,000.00||$6,050.00|
|Associated Builders & Contractors||$6,000.00||$5,000.00||$1,000.00|
|National Assn of Realtors||$6,000.00||$6,000.00||$0.00|