Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: Kansas Congressional Seats

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November 1, 2012

By Ballotpedia's Congressional team

Kansas' Congressional Elections in 2012
U.S. Senate Election? U.S. House seats Possible competitive races?
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TOPEKA: Kansas: Kansas has four U.S. House seats on the ballot in 2012. Three of the four U.S. House incumbents face at least one challenger in the general election. Tim Huelskamp, the Republican incumbent of the 1st Congressional District, is facing no opposition.

All four Congressional seats are currently held by the Republican Party.

In Kansas, most polls are open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Central Time as Kansas mandates in its state laws that the polls must be open a minimum of twelve (12) hours. Counties may open the polls earlier and close them later.[1]

Kansas is divided between Central and Mountain time zones.

See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times (2012)

The Center for Voting and Democracy (Fairvote) projects that Democrats will win zero districts while Republicans will win all four. It is unlikely that any of the races will be competitive.[2]

Here is a complete list of U.S. House candidates appearing on the general election ballot in Kansas:

District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Republican Party Tim Huelskamp Tim Huelskamp Pending Pending
2nd Democratic Party Tobias Schlingensiepen
Republican Party Lynn Jenkins
Libertarian PartyDennis Hawver
Lynn Jenkins Pending Pending
3rd Republican Party Kevin Yoder
Libertarian PartyJoel Balam
Kevin Yoder Pending Pending
4th Democratic Party Robert Leon Tillman
Republican Party Mike Pompeo
Libertarian PartyThomas Jefferson
Mike Pompeo Pending Pending
Members of the U.S. House from Kansas -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 0 0
     Republican Party 4 4
Total 4 4
 Congressional Redistricting Map, approved June 2012 

For more information, view Redistricting in Kansas.


See also