Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Review Articles: Ohio Congressional Seats

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December 3, 2012

By Ballotpedia's Congressional team


MADISON, Wisconsin: Ohio had 16 U.S. House seats on the ballot in 2012. Of the 16 districts, 12 incumbents sought re-election on November 6, 2012. All 12 of those incumbents won re-election in their designated districts. Due to redistricting, some incumbents changed districts, and two districts were removed from the state. The partisan split in the state remained the same as the two districts which were removed were one Democratic and one Republican district.

Here are the candidates who won election in Ohio.

District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Democratic Party Jeff Sinnard
Republican Party Steve Chabot
Green Party Rich Stevenson
Libertarian Party Jim Berns
Steve Chabot Republican Party Steve Chabot No
2nd Democratic Party William R. Smith
Republican Party Brad Wenstrup
Jean Schmidt Republican Party Brad Wenstrup No
3rd Democratic Party Joyce Beatty
Republican Party Chris Long
Green Party Bob Fitrakis
Libertarian Party Richard Ehrbar III
Michael R. Turner Democratic Party Joyce Beatty Yes
4th Democratic Party Jim Slone
Republican Party Jim Jordan
Libertarian Party Chris Kalla
Jim Jordan Republican Party Jim Jordan No
5th Democratic Party Angela Zimmann
Republican Party Bob Latta
Libertarian Party Eric Eberly
Robert E. Latta Republican Party Bob Latta No
6th Democratic Party Charlie Wilson
Republican Party Bill Johnson
Bill Johnson Republican Party Bill Johnson No
7th Democratic Party Joyce Healy-Abrams
Republican Party Bob Gibbs
Steve Austria Republican Party Bob Gibbs No
8th Republican Party John Boehner John A. Boehner Republican Party John A. Boehner No
9th Democratic Party Marcy Kaptur
Republican Party Samuel Wurzelbacher
Libertarian Party Sean Stipe
Marcy Kaptur Democratic Party Marcy Kaptur No
10th Democratic Party Sharen Swartz Neuhardt
Republican Party Michael R. Turner
Libertarian Party David Harlow
Dennis J. Kucinich Republican Party Michael R. Turner Yes
11th Democratic Party Marcia L. Fudge Marcia L. Fudge Democratic Party Marcia L. Fudge No
12th Democratic Party James Reese
Republican Party Patrick J. Tiberi
Patrick J. Tiberi Republican Party Patrick J. Tiberi No
13th Democratic Party Tim Ryan
Republican Party Marisha Agana
Betty Sutton Democratic Party Tim Ryan No
14th Democratic Party Dale Virgil Blanchard
Republican Party David Joyce
Green Party Elaine R. Mastromatteo
Libertarian Party David Macko
Steven C. LaTourette Republican Party David Joyce No
15th Democratic Party Pat Lang
Republican Party Steve Stivers
Steve Stivers Republican Party Steve Stivers No
16th Democratic Party Betty Sutton
Republican PartyJim Renacci
James B. Renacci Republican Party Jim Renacci No
17th District Removed in Redistricting Tim Ryan (Ohio) N/A N/A
18th District Removed in Redistricting Bob Gibbs N/A N/A

Members of the U.S. House from Ohio -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 5 4
     Republican Party 13 12
Total 18 16

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