Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Review Articles: Louisiana Congressional Seats
By Ballotpedia's Congressional team
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana: Louisiana had six U.S. House seats on the ballot in 2012, with the seventh district removed in redistricting following the 2010 census. Seven total incumbents sought re-election on November 6, 2012, and five were re-elected. The sixth and seventh, Jeff Landry of the 3rd District and Charles Boustany Jr. of the removed 7th District, ran against each other in the 3rd District, but neither won a majority of the votes. In Louisiana's blanket primary system, this necessitates a runoff election between Landry and Boustany, which will be held on December 8th, 2012.
Here are the candidates who won election from Louisiana.
|District||General Election Candidates||Incumbent||2012 Winner||Partisan Switch?|
|1st|| M.V. Mendoza
|Steve Scalise||Steve Scalise||No|
|2nd|| Cedric Richmond
|Cedric Richmond||Cedric Richmond||No|
|3rd|| Ron Richard
Charles Boustany Jr.
|Jeff Landry||Charles Boustany Jr.||No|
|4th|| John Fleming
|John Fleming||John Fleming||No|
|5th|| Rodney Alexander
Clay Steven Grant
|Rodney Alexander||Rodney Alexander||No|
|6th|| Bill Cassidy
Rufus Holt Craig Jr.
|Bill Cassidy||Bill Cassidy||No|
|7th||District Removed in Redistricting||Charles Boustany Jr.||N/A||N/A|
|Members of the U.S. House from Louisiana -- Partisan Breakdown|
|Party||As of November 2012||After the 2012 Election|
There were a total of 7 seats up for election in 2012 in South Carolina. The following table shows the margin of victory for each district winner, which is calculated by examining the percentage difference between the top-two vote getters. If the race was uncontested, the margin of victory is listed as 100%.
|District||Winner||Margin of Victory||Total Vote||Top Opponent|
|U.S. House, South Carolina District 1 General Election||Timothy Scott||26.3%||290,013||Bobbie Rose|
|U.S. House, South Carolina District 2 General Election||Joe Wilson||92.5%||203,718||Write-In|
|U.S. House, South Carolina District 3 General Election||Jeff Duncan||33.3%||254,763||Brian Doyle|
|U.S. House, South Carolina District 4 General Election||Trey Gowdy||31.2%||266,884||Deb Morrow|
|U.S. House, South Carolina District 5 General Election||Mick Mulvaney||11.1%||278,003||Joyce Knott|
|U.S. House, South Carolina District 6 General Election||James Clyburn||88.1%||233,615||Nammu Y Muhammad|
|U.S. House, South Carolina District 7 General Election||Tom Rice||11.1%||275,738||Gloria Bromell Tinubu|
Both chambers of the United States Congress remain split after the November 6, 2012 election. Democrats increased their majority in the U.S. Senate while cutting into the Republicans majority in the U.S. House. Of the 435 candidates who won election to the U.S. House, 85 of them were challengers, which represents 19.5 percent of U.S. House members. Of those 85, 50 are Democratic and 35 are Republican. A total of 27 incumbents were defeated -- 10 Democratic and 17 Republican.
|2012 United States House General Election Results|
|Party||Total Winners||Incumbent Winners||Defeated Incumbents||Incumbent Re-Election Rate**||Non-Incumbent Winners|
|**Note: The incumbent re-election rate is calculated by dividing the total incumbents winners by the total incumbents who appeared on the general election ballot.|
- Ballotpedia:2012 general election preview articles
- November 6, 2012 election results
- Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: Southeast Regional State Executive Officials
- United States Congressional election results, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2012
- Louisiana's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012
- Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012
- Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012
- Louisiana's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012
- Louisiana's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012
- Louisiana's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012
- Louisiana elections, 2012
- National contested primary average during the 2012 U.S. congressional elections