Florida's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
August 14, 2012
Richard B. Nugent
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Primary: Florida is one of 21 states to use a strictly closed primary system.
- See also: Florida elections, 2012
General election candidates
August 14, 2012, primary results
|U.S. House, Florida District 11 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Richard B. Nugent Incumbent||64.5%||218,360|
|Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Blue vs. Red
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Florida's 11th District is a solidly Republican district.
In June 2012, Sabato's Crystal Ball rated Florida's 11th as a solidly Republican district.
Impact of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in Florida
Incumbent Rich Nugent, who had represented Florida's 5th Congressional District since 2011, sought re-election in the new 11th District. The new 11th District includes new territory in this western coastal and central district that stretches from Hernando Beach to Ocala.
Prior to redistricting the 11th District encompassed most of the city of Tampa and its suburbs and the shoreline of southeastern Hillsborough County. It also included two areas in other counties: urban neighborhoods of south St. Petersburg in Pinellas County and neighborhoods in and around Bradenton in Manatee County.
- 61 percent from the 5th Congressional District
- 28 percent from the 6th Congressional District
- 11 percent from the 8th Congressional District
FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012 study
- See also: FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012
In 2012, FairVote did a study on partisanship in the congressional districts, giving each a percentage ranking (D/R) based on the new 2012 maps and comparing that to the old 2010 maps. Florida's 11th District's partisanship was unaffected by redistricting.
- 2012: 40D / 60R
- 2010: 40D / 60R
Cook Political Report's PVI
In 2012, Cook Political Report released its updated figures on the Partisan Voter Index, which measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. Florida's 11th Congressional District has a PVI of R+8, which is the 136th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 56-44 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 57-43 percent over John Kerry (D).
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|U.S. House, Florida District 11 General Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Kathy Castor Incumbent||59.6%||91,328|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- United States Senate elections in Florida, 2012
- Richard Nugent's Campaign Website
- John Russell's Campaign Website
- Updated Florida Congressional Districts List
- Florida 2012 Redistricting Map
- ABC News, "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012
- Florida Department of State, "Register to Vote," accessed April 25, 2012
- Cook Political Report, "House Races-Florida" accessed March 29, 2012
- Florida 2012 Redistricting Map, "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
- Florida Secretary of State Elections Board "Candidate List" accessed March 23, 2012
- The Gainsville Sun "Stearns says he will run in new 3rd Congressional District" accessed February 14, 2012
- Center for Politics, "2012 House Ratings," Updated June 27, 2012
- Gainsville Sun, "Stearns said he ran in new 3rd Congressional District" accessed February 13, 2012
- Roll Call, "Race Ratings: Florida Offers Democrats Chances at Pickups" accessed February 28, 2012
- Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer, "Florida's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"
- Labels & Lists, "VoterMapping software voter counts"
- "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Florida," September 2012
- Cook Political Report, "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" accessed October 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"