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2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky

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2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky

← 2010 November 6, 2012 (2012-11-06) 2014 →

All 6 Kentucky seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 4 2
Seats won 5 1
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1
Popular vote 1,027,582 684,744
Percentage 58.87% 39.23%
Swing Decrease3.48% Increase1.84%

The 2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 to elect the six U.S. Representatives from the state of Kentucky, one from each of the state's six congressional districts. The elections will coincide with the elections of other federal and state offices, including a quadrennial presidential election. Primary elections were held on May 22, 2012.[1]

Overview

United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky, 2012[2]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 1,027,582 58.87% 5 +1
Democratic 684,744 39.23% 1 -1
Libertarian 4,914 0.28% 0
Others 28,137 1.61% 0
Totals 1,745,377 100.00% 6

Redistricting

Redistricting legislation was passed by both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Steve Beshear on February 10, 2012.[3]

District 1

Republican Ed Whitfield, who has represented the 1st district since 1995, ran for re-election.[4] In redistricting, the 1st district was made slightly more competitive, but continues to strongly favor Republicans.[5]

Democratic primary

Primary results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles Kendall Hatchett 19,127 59.1
Democratic James Buckmaster 13,239 40.9
Total votes 32,366 100.0

General election

Results

Kentucky's 1st congressional district, 2012 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edward Whitfield (incumbent) 199,956 69.6
Democratic Charles Kendall Hatchett 87,199 30.4
Total votes 287,155 100.0
Republican hold

District 2

Republican Brett Guthrie, who has represented the 2nd district since 2009, ran for re-election.[6] In redistricting, the 2nd district was made slightly more favorable to Republicans.[5]

David Lynn Williams won the Democratic nomination without opposition.[7]

Craig Astor is running as a Libertarian:[8]

General election

Results

Kentucky's 2nd congressional district, 2012 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brett Guthrie (incumbent) 181,508 64.3
Democratic David Lynn Williams 89,541 31.7
Independent Andrew R. Beacham 6,304 2.2
Libertarian Craig R. Astor 4,914 1.8
Total votes 282,267 100.0
Republican hold

District 3

Democrat John Yarmuth, who has represented the 3rd district since 2007, ran for re-election.[9] The 3rd district was made more favorable to Democrats in redistricting.[5]

Brooks Wicker, a financial advisor and unsuccessful primary candidate for the 3rd district in 2010,[10] won the Republican nomination with no opposition.[11]

Democratic primary

Yarmuth defeated perennial candidate Burrel Charles Farnsley in the Democratic primary.[11]

Primary results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Yarmuth (incumbent) 43,635 86.7
Democratic Burrel Charles Farnsley 6,716 13.3
Total votes 50,351 100.0

General election

Results

Kentucky's 3rd congressional district, 2012 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Yarmuth (incumbent) 206,385 64.0
Republican Brooks Wicker 111,452 34.5
Independent Robert L. DeVore, Jr. 4,819 1.5
Total votes 322,656 100.0
Democratic hold

District 4

Republican Geoff Davis, who had represented 4th district from 2005 to 2012, resigned due to family health issues.[6] In redistricting, the 4th district was made more favorable to Republicans.[5]

Democratic primary

Candidates[12]
  • Bill Adkins, lawyer
  • Greg Frank, military veteran

Primary results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Adkins 17,209 68.6
Democratic Greg Frank 7,869 31.4
Total votes 25,078 100.0

Republican primary

Results of the primary by county. Red indicates a county won by Massie, green by Webb-Edgington. Gray indicates a county that is not within the 4th congressional district.
Results of the primary by county. Red indicates a county won by Massie, green by Webb-Edgington. Gray indicates a county that is not within the 4th congressional district.
Candidates[6]

Primary results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas Massie 19,689 44.8
Republican Alecia Webb-Edgington 12,557 28.6
Republican Gary Moore 6,521 14.8
Republican Walter Christian Schumm 3,514 8.0
Republican Marc Carey 783 1.8
Republican Tom Wurtz 598 1.4
Republican Brian D. Oerther 257 0.6
Total votes 43,919 100.0

General election

Results

Kentucky's 4th congressional district, 2012 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas Massie 186,036 62.1
Democratic William R. "Bill" Adkins 104,734 35.0
Independent David Lewis 8,674 2.9
Total votes 299,444 100.0
Republican hold

District 5

Republican Hal Rogers, who has represented the 5th district since 1981, ran for re-election.[6] The 5th district was made slightly more competitive in redistricting.[5]

Democratic primary

Lawyer Kenneth Stepp[13] defeated Michael Ackerman to win the Democratic nomination.[14]

Primary results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kenneth S. Stepp 12,275 52.7
Democratic Michael Ackerman 11,016 47.3
Total votes 23,291 100.0

General election

Results

Kentucky's 5th congressional district, 2012 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers (incumbent) 195,408 77.9
Democratic Kenneth S. Stepp 55,447 22.1
Total votes 250,855 100.0
Republican hold

District 6

Democrat Ben Chandler, who has represented the 6th district since 2004, ran for re-election.[6] In redistricting, the 6th district was modified with the effect that, had the 2008 presidential election been held under the new boundaries, Democratic nominee Barack Obama would have received a share of the vote 1.5 percentage points greater than that which he achieved under the former boundaries.[5]

Randolph S. Vance ran as a write-in candidate.[15]

Republican primary

Andy Barr,[16] an attorney who unsuccessfully challenged Chandler in 2010, won the Republican nomination.[11][17] He defeated Patrick J. Kelly II[6] and Curtis Kenimer[6] in the Republican primary.[7]

Primary results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Garland "Andy" Barr 20,104 82.8
Republican Patrick J. Kelly, II 2,823 11.6
Republican Curtis Kenimer 1,354 5.6
Total votes 24,281 100.0

General election

Results

Kentucky's 6th congressional district, 2012 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andy Barr 153,222 50.6
Democratic Ben Chandler (incumbent) 141,438 46.7
Independent Randolph Vance 8,340 2.7
Total votes 303,000 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

References

  1. ^ "2012 Kentucky Election Calendar" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on December 15, 2010. Retrieved August 16, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "2012 Primary and General Election Results". Kentucky State Board of Elections. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
  3. ^ Brammer, Jack (February 10, 2012). "Beshear approves new congressional map that splits Jessamine". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
  4. ^ Alessi, Ryan (December 29, 2011). "U.S. Rep. Whitfield to run again in 2012, responds to questions about donations and residency". Pure Politics. cn|2. Retrieved December 29, 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Alessi, Ryan (February 12, 2012). "Analysis: New congressional map only slightly moves the political needle in the 6 districts". Pure Politics. cn|2. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "7 Republicans file to run for Davis' 4th District seat". The Courier-Journal. February 17, 2012. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
  7. ^ a b AP primary results
  8. ^ http://apps.sos.ky.gov/elections/candidatefilings/statewide/default.aspx?id=4
  9. ^ Alessi, Ryan (September 5, 2011). "U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth to run for fourth term in 2012". Pure Politics. cn|2. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
  10. ^ Alessi, Ryan (October 6, 2011). "Republican Brooks Wicker to run for Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District". Pure Politics. cn|2. Retrieved October 23, 2011.
  11. ^ a b c Carroll, James R. (May 22, 2012). "Three U.S. House races in Kentucky will be reruns this fall". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved May 25, 2012.
  12. ^ "Lewis Countian Thomas Massie Wins GOP Nomination in Ky. 4th District". WSAZ-TV. AP. May 22, 2012. Retrieved May 25, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Manchester Attorney Files to Challenge Congressman Hal Rogers". WFPL. February 1, 2012. Retrieved February 19, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ Adams, Steve (May 22, 2012). "Kentucky's primary election has low turnout". WOWK-TV. Retrieved May 25, 2012.
  15. ^ Carroll, James R. (February 7, 2012). "4 Kentucky congressmen are unopposed in primary". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  16. ^ [1]
  17. ^ Hohmann, James (June 9, 2011). "Barr launching a rematch with Chandler". Politico. Retrieved June 10, 2011.

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Preceded by
2010 elections
United States House elections in Kentucky
2012
Succeeded by
2014 elections
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