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2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Nevada

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2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Nevada

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All 4 Nevada seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 2 2
Seats won 2 2
Seat change Steady Increase 1
Popular vote 457,239 453,310
Percentage 46.96% 46.55%
Swing Decrease3.89% Increase1.33%

The 2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Nevada were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 and elected the four U.S. Representatives from Nevada, one from each of the state's four congressional districts, an increase of one seat in reapportionment following the 2010 United States Census. Representatives are elected for two-year terms; those elected will serve in the 112th Congress from January 2013 until January 2015. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including a quadrennial presidential election, and an election to the U.S. Senate. Primary elections were held on June 12, 2012.[1]

Overview

United States House of Representatives elections in Nevada, 2012[2]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 457,239 46.96% 2 Steady
Democratic 453,310 46.55% 2 Increase 1
Independent American 25,185 2.59% 0 Steady
Libertarian 13,986 1.44% 0 Steady
Others 24,022 2.47% 0 Steady
Totals 973,742 100.00% 4 Increase 1

District 1

Democrat Shelley Berkley, who had represented Nevada's 1st congressional district since 1999, ran for the U.S. Senate.[3]

Stan Vaughan ran as the nominee of the Independent American Party of Nevada. Bill Pojunis ran as the nominee of the Libertarian Party of Nevada.[4]

Democratic primary

Former U.S. Representative Dina Titus, who represented the 3rd district from 2009 until 2011, sought and received the Democratic nomination to succeed Berkley.[5] State Senator Ruben Kihuen had also planned to seek the Democratic nomination, but ended his campaign in February 2012.[6]

Republican primary

Chris Edwards, a security strategic planner and Navy officer, sought and received the Republican nomination to challenge Titus.[4] He defeated Charmaine Guss, an anti-abortion activist and former real estate broker; Brian Landsberger, a retired mechanical engineer and former Air Force fighter pilot; Herb Peters, a retired aerospace engineer and seven-time Libertarian candidate for Congress in California; and Miguel "Mike" Rodrigues, an elementary school principal, in the Republican primary.[7]

Primary results

Republican primary results[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Edwards 4,786 48.2
Republican Brian Landsberger 1,800 18.1
Republican Charmaine Guss 1,534 15.5
Republican Miguel "Mike" Rodrigues 1,163 11.7
Republican Herb Peters 643 6.5
Total votes 9,926 100.0

General election

Results

Nevada's 1st congressional district, 2012[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dina Titus 113,967 63.6
Republican Chris Edwards 56,521 31.5
Libertarian William "Bill" Pojunis 4,645 2.6
Independent American Stan Vaughan 4,145 2.3
Total votes 179,278 100.0
Democratic hold

District 2

Republican Mark Amodei, who has represented Nevada's 2nd congressional district since being elected in a special election in September 2011, is running for re-election. Former state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle, who unsuccessfully ran as the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in 2010, decided not to challenge Amodei in a primary.[10]

Russell Best, a real estate broker and Navy veteran, is running as the nominee of the Independent American Party of Nevada.[11]

Democratic primary

Samuel Koepnick, an information technology employee for the state of Nevada, sought and received the Democratic nomination to challenge Amodei. He defeated Sam Dehne, a retired pilot, and Xiomara Rodriguez, a retired businesswoman, in the Democratic primary.[12]

Primary results

Democratic primary results[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Samuel Koepnick 8,865 40.5
Democratic Xiomara "Xio" Rodriguez 7,404 33.9
Democratic Sam Dehne 5,604 25.6
Total votes 21,873 100.0

General election

Results

Nevada's 2nd congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark E. Amodei (incumbent) 162,213 57.6
Democratic Samuel Koepnick 103,019 36.3
Independent American Michael L. Haines 11,166 4.0
Independent American Russell Best 6,051 2.1
Total votes 281,449 100.0
Republican hold

District 3

Republican Joe Heck, who has represented Nevada's 3rd congressional district since January 2011, is running for re-election.

Tom Jones, a retired businessman, is running as the nominee of the Independent American Party of Nevada.[13] James Murphy, a retired airline captain, is running as an Independent.[14]

Democratic primary

John Oceguera, the Speaker of the Nevada Assembly, won the Democratic primary against Stephen Frye, a psychiatrist; James F. Haning II, a businessman; Jesse "Jake" Holder, a former Navy officer and Political Science student at UNLV and ; Barry Michaels, a businessman; and Gerald "Jerry" Sakura, a retired business executive.[15][16][17] Former U.S. Representative Dina Titus, who represented the 3rd district from 2009 until 2011 and unsuccessfully sought re-election in 2010, is running in the 1st district.[5]

Primary results

Democratic primary results[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Oceguera 7,966 50.4
Democratic Stephen Frye 2,659 16.8
Democratic Jesse "Jake" Holder 2,099 13.3
Democratic Barry Michaels 1,346 8.5
Democratic Gerald "Jerry" Sakura 989 6.3
Democratic James F. Haning II 736 4.7
Total votes 15,795 100.0

Republican primary

Chris Dyer, a food service employee and Army and Navy veteran, unsuccessfully challenged Heck in the Republican primary.[15]

Primary results

Republican primary results[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Heck (incumbent) 20,798 90.0
Republican Chris Dyer 2,298 10.0
Total votes 23,096 100.0

General election

Results

Nevada's 3rd congressional district, 2012[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Heck (incumbent) 137,244 50.4
Democratic John Oceguera 116,823 42.9
Independent American Jim Murphy 12,856 4.7
Independent American Tom Jones 5,600 2.0
Total votes 272,523 100.0
Republican hold

District 4

Nevada's 4th congressional district was created for the 2012 elections as a result of reapportionment following the 2010 United States Census. It consists of most of Central Nevada and Northern Clark County, the latter of which contains the bulk of the district's population.

Floyd Fitzgibbons, an insurance agent, is running as the nominee of the Independent American Party of Nevada.[18] Joseph Silvestri, a teacher and chairman of the Libertarian Party of Nevada, is also running.[19]

Democratic primary

Steven Horsford, the majority leader of the Nevada Senate, received the Democratic nomination for the new seat unopposed.[20] Fellow Democratic state Senator John Lee announced in October 2011 that he would run for the seat,[21] but dropped his bid in November 2011.[22]

Republican primary

Danny Tarkanian, a businessman who unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in 2010, sought and received the nomination for the new seat.[4] He defeated Diana Anderson, a retired clerical worker; state Senator Barbara Cegavske; Mike Delarosa, a detention officer; Kiran Hill, a translator for the State Department; Robert Leeds, an author and former Merchant Marine; Dan Schwartz, a businessman; Kenneth Wegner, a retired Army veteran and Republican nominee for the 1st district in 2006, 2008 and 2010; and Sid Zeller, a retired Marine intelligence officer, in the Republican primary.[23][24][25] In the 2014 midterm elections, Cegavske and Schwartz would be elected to the statewide offices of Secretary of State and Treasurer respectively.

Primary results

Republican primary election[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Danny Tarkanian 7,605 31.5
Republican Barbara Cegavske 6,674 27.7
Republican Kenneth Wegner 5,069 21.0
Republican Dan Schwartz 2,728 11.3
Republican Kiran Hill 666 2.8
Republican Diana Anderson 607 2.5
Republican Mike Delarosa 370 1.5
Republican Sid Zeller 252 1.0
Republican Robert X. Leeds 165 0.7
Total votes 24,136 100.0

General election

Results

Nevada's 4th congressional district, 2012[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steven A. Horsford 120,501 50.1
Republican Danny Tarkanian 101,261 42.1
Independent American Floyd Fitzgibbons 9,389 3.9
Libertarian Joseph P. Silvestri 9,341 3.9
Total votes 240,492 100.0
Democratic win (new seat)

References

  1. ^ "Election Information Guide". State of Nevada. Retrieved August 17, 2011.
  2. ^ Nevada Primary Election 2014 - U.S. Congress
  3. ^ D'Aprile, Shane (April 14, 2011). "Rep. Berkley to run for the Senate". The Hill. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c Kanigher, Steve (June 13, 2012). "Tarkanian Wins GOP Congressional Primary". KLAS-TV. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  5. ^ a b Myers, Laura (October 31, 2011). "Titus to announce new bid for Congress". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved November 2, 2011.
  6. ^ Trygstad, Kyle (February 7, 2012). "Nevada: Kihuen Drops Out of House Race". Roll Call. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
  7. ^ Myers, Laura (June 3, 2012). "2012 PRIMARY ELECTION: 1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
  8. ^ a b c d e "Official Results of the 2012 Primary Election". Secretary of State of Nevada. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  9. ^ a b c d "Nevada General Election 2012 - U.S. Congress". Nevada Secretary of State. Retrieved November 27, 2012.
  10. ^ Vogel, Ed (March 16, 2012). "Angle won't run for office in 2012". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
  11. ^ "Meet the Candidates: Russell Best". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
  12. ^ Vogel, Ed (June 3, 2012). "2012 PRIMARY ELECTION: 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
  13. ^ "Meet the Candidates: Tom Jones". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
  14. ^ "Meet the Candidates: James Murphy". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
  15. ^ a b Myers, Laura (June 3, 2012). "2012 PRIMARY ELECTION: 3RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
  16. ^ Knightly, Arnold (August 10, 2011). "Tearing down Heck". Boulder City Review. Retrieved August 14, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ Myers, Laura (December 20, 2011). "Oceguera slams Heck for voting against 2-month payroll tax cut extension". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  18. ^ "Meet the Candidates: Floyd Fitzgibbons". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
  19. ^ "Meet the Candidates: Joseph P. Silvestri". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
  20. ^ Silva, Cristina (October 12, 2011). "Democrat Steven Horsford announces bid for U.S. House in Nevada". Reno Gazette-Journal. Retrieved October 13, 2011.
  21. ^ Vogel, Ed (October 17, 2011). "Lee to challenge Horsford in Democratic primary". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved November 12, 2011.
  22. ^ McGrath Schwartz, David (November 21, 2011). "State Sen. John Lee not running for Congress". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  23. ^ Myers, Laura (November 10, 2011). "GOP's Cegavske joins battle for 4th Congressional seat". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved November 12, 2011.
  24. ^ Myers, Laura (January 4, 2012). "Danny Tarkanian to join race for new district seat". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  25. ^ Myers, Laura (June 3, 2012). "2012 PRIMARY ELECTION: 4TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved June 11, 2012.

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