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December 6, 2012

By Ballotpedia's Congressional team

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MADISON, Wisconsin: New York had 27 U.S. House seats and 1 U.S. Senate seat on the ballot in 2012. New York lost two congressional seats during redistricting. A total of 25 House incumbents sought re-election, and 23 were victorious on November 6, 2012. Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand was re-elected to the Senate, defeating Republican Wendy Long. Two incumbents were defeated. Republican Nan Hayworth of the 18th District was defeated by Democrat Sean Maloney, and Republican Ann Marie Buerkle of the 24th District was defeated by Democrat Dan Maffei.

Here are the candidates who won election from New York.

District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Democratic Party Working Families Party Tim Bishop
Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of America Randy Altschuler
Tim Bishop Democratic Party Working Families Party Tim Bishop No
2nd Democratic Party Working Families Party Vivianne Falcone
Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of AmericaIndependentPeter T. King
Steve Israel Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of AmericaIndependentPeter T. King Yes
3rd Democratic Party Working Families Party Independence Party of America Steve Israel
Republican Party Conservative Party Independent Stephen Labate
Libertarian Party Michael McDermott
IndependentAnthony Tolda
Peter T. King Democratic Party Working Families Party Independence Party of America Steve Israel Yes
4th Democratic Party Working Families Party Independence Party of America Carolyn McCarthy
Conservative PartyFrank Scaturro
Republican Party Francis Becker Jr.
Carolyn McCarthy Democratic Party Working Families Party Independence Party of America Carolyn McCarthy No
5th Democratic Party Gregory Meeks
Republican Party Allan Jennings Jr.
Libertarian Party Catherine Wark
Gary Ackerman Democratic Party Gregory Meeks No
6th Democratic PartyWorking Families Party Grace Meng
Republican Party Conservative Party Libertarian Party Daniel Halloran
Green Party Evergreen Chou
Gregory W. Meeks Democratic PartyWorking Families Party Grace Meng No
7th Democratic Party Working Families Party Nydia Velazquez
Conservative Party James Murray
Joseph Crowley Democratic Party Working Families Party Nydia Velazquez No
8th Democratic Party Working Families Party Hakeem Jeffries
Republican Party Conservative Party Alan Bellone
Green Party Colin Beavan
Jerrold Nadler Democratic Party Working Families Party Hakeem Jeffries No
9th Democratic Party Working Families Party Yvette Clarke
Republican Party Conservative Party Daniel Cavanagh
Green Party Vivia Morgan
Bob Turner Democratic Party Working Families Party Yvette Clarke Yes
10th Democratic Party Working Families Party Jerrold Nadler
Republican Party Conservative Party Michael Chan
Ed Towns Democratic Party Working Families Party Jerrold Nadler No
11th Democratic Party Working Families Party Mark Murphy
Republican Party Conservative Party Michael Grimm
Green Party Henry Bardel
Yvette D. Clarke Republican Party Conservative Party Michael Grimm Yes
12th Democratic Party Working Families Party Carolyn Maloney
Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of America Christopher Wight
Nydia Velazquez Democratic Party Working Families Party Carolyn Maloney No
13th Democratic Party Working Families Party Charles Rangel
Republican Party Craig Schley
Independent Deborah Liatos
Michael Grimm Democratic Party Working Families Party Charles Rangel Yes
14th Democratic Party Working Families Party Joseph Crowley
Republican Party Conservative Party William Gibbons Jr.
Green Party Anthony Gronowicz
Carolyn B. Maloney Democratic Party Working Families Party Joseph Crowley No
15th Democratic Party Working Families Party Jose E. Serrano
Republican Party Conservative Party Frank Della Valle
Charles B. Rangel Democratic Party Working Families Party Jose E. Serrano No
16th Democratic Party Working Families Party Eliot Engel
Republican Party Joseph McLaughlin
Green Party Joseph Diaferia
José E. Serrano Democratic Party Working Families Party Eliot Engel No
17th Democratic Party Working Families Party Nita Lowey
Republican Party Joe Carvin
Independent Francis Morganthaler
Eliot Engel Democratic Party Working Families Party Nita Lowey No
18th Democratic Party Green Party Sean Maloney
Republican Party Conservative Party Nan Hayworth
Nita Lowey Democratic Party Green Party Sean Maloney No
19th Democratic Party Working Families Party Julian Schreibman
Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of America Chris Gibson
Nan Hayworth Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of America Chris Gibson No
20th Democratic Party Working Families Party Independence Party of America Paul Tonko
Republican Party Conservative Party Robert Dieterich
Chris Gibson Democratic Party Working Families Party Independence Party of America Paul Tonko Yes
21st Democratic Party Working Families Party Bill Owens
Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of America Matt Doheny
Green Party Donald Hassig
Paul Tonko Democratic Party Working Families Party Bill Owens No
22nd Democratic Party Dan Lamb
Republican Party Independence Party of America Richard Hanna
Maurice Hinchey Republican Party Independence Party of America Richard Hanna Yes
23rd Democratic Party Working Families Party Nate Shinagawa
Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of America Tom Reed
Bill Owens Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of America Tom Reed Yes
24th Democratic Party Working Families Party Dan Maffei
Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of America Ann Marie Buerkle
Green Party Ursula Rozum
Richard L. Hanna Democratic Party Working Families Party Dan Maffei Yes
25th Democratic Party Working Families Party Louise Slaughter
Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of America Maggie Brooks
Ann Marie Buerkle Democratic Party Working Families Party Louise Slaughter Yes
26th Democratic Party Working Families Party Brian Higgins
Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of America Michael Madigan
Kathy Hochul Democratic Party Working Families Party Brian Higgins No
27th Democratic Party Working Families Party Kathy Hochul
Republican Party Conservative Party Chris Collins
Brian Higgins Republican Party Conservative Party Chris Collins Yes
28th District Removed in Redistricting Louise Slaughter N/A N/A
29th District Removed in Redistricting Tom Reed N/A N/A


Members of the U.S. House from New York -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 21 21
     Republican Party 8 6
Total 29 27

Margin of victory for winners

There were a total of 27 seats up for election in 2012 in New York. 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%.
DistrictWinnerMargin of VictoryTotal VoteTop Opponent
U.S. House, New York District 10 General Election Democratic Party Jerrold Nadler53.2%236,323Michael Chan
U.S. House, New York District 11 General Election Republican Party Michael Grimm5%214,755Mark Murphy
U.S. House, New York District 12 General Election Democratic Party Carolyn Maloney54.7%268,287Christopher Wight
U.S. House, New York District 13 General Election Democratic Party Charles Rangel69.8%233,172Craig Schley
U.S. House, New York District 14 General Election Democratic Party Joseph Crowley57.9%170,995William Gibbons Jr.
U.S. House, New York District 15 General Election Democratic Party Jose E. Serrano83%178,645Frank Della Valle
U.S. House, New York District 16 General Election Democratic Party Eliot Engel46.5%270,320Joseph McLaughlin
U.S. House, New York District 17 General Election Democratic Party Nita Lowey26.7%297,379Joe Carvin
U.S. House, New York District 18 General Election Democratic Party Sean Maloney3.7%295,436Nan Hayworth
U.S. House, New York District 19 General Election Republican Party Chris Gibson5.3%305,882Julian Schreibman
U.S. House, New York District 1 General Election Democratic Party Tim Bishop4.6%294,578Randy Altschuler
U.S. House, New York District 20 General Election Democratic Party Paul Tonko34.5%317,678Robert Dieterich
U.S. House, New York District 21 General Election Democratic Party Bill Owens1.9%268,741Matthew Doheny
U.S. House, New York District 22 General Election Republican Party Richard Hanna19.9%280,189Dan Lamb
U.S. House, New York District 23 General Election Republican Party Tom Reed3.6%279,796Nate Shinagawa
U.S. House, New York District 24 General Election Democratic Party Dan Maffei5.3%303,567Ann Marie Buerkle
U.S. House, New York District 25 General Election Democratic Party Louise Slaughter14.4%322,760Maggie Brooks
U.S. House, New York District 26 General Election Democratic Party Brian Higgins46.2%304,961Michael Madigan
U.S. House, New York District 27 General Election Republican Party Chris Collins1.5%329,768Kathy Hochul
U.S. House, New York District 2 General Election Republican Party Peter T. King15.4%271,832Vivianne Falcone
U.S. House, New York District 3 General Election Democratic Party Steve Israel14.6%306,274Stephen Labate
U.S. House, New York District 4 General Election Democratic Party Carolyn McCarthy26.1%299,484Francis Becker Jr.
U.S. House, New York District 5 General Election Democratic Party Gregory Meeks66.8%224,508Allan Jennings Jr.
U.S. House, New York District 6 General Election Democratic Party Grace Meng32.4%186,932Daniel Halloran
U.S. House, New York District 7 General Election Democratic Party Nydia Velazquez74.7%178,825James Murray
U.S. House, New York District 8 General Election Democratic Party Hakeem Jeffries70.4%236,292Alan Bellone
U.S. House, New York District 9 General Election Democratic Party Yvette Clarke67.8%238,957Daniel Cavanagh

National picture

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
Democratic 201 151 10 93.8% 50
Republican 234 198 17 92.1% 35
TOTALS 435 349 27 92.8% 85
**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.
U.S. Senate Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 51 53
     Republican Party 47 45
     Independent 2 2
Total 100 100
U.S. House Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 193 201
     Republican Party 242 234
Total 435 435

See also

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