Florida's 15th Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
August 14, 2012
Dennis A. Ross
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Primary: Florida is one of 21 states to use a strictly closed primary system.
- See also: Florida elections, 2012
This was the first election which used new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Florida's 15th Congressional District is located in central Florida and includes portions of Hillsborough and Polk counties.
General election candidates
- No candidates filed to run.
- Dennis A. Ross
August 14, 2012, primary results
Blue vs. Red
Possible race ratings are:
Florida's 15th District is a solidly Republican district.
In June 2012, Sabato's Crystal Ball rated Florida's 15th as a solidly Republican district.
Impact of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in Florida
Prior to redistricting the 15th District contained most of Brevard County south of the city of Cocoa, all of Indian River County, most of Osceola County, and a very small portion of Polk County. The district also took in Kissimmee, Melbourne and Vero Beach.
- 9 percent from the 5th congressional district
- 33 percent from the 9th Congressional District
- 6 percent from the 11th Congressional District
- 52 percent from the 12th 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 15th District became more Republican because of redistricting.
- 2012: 43D / 57R
- 2010: 46D / 54R
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 15th Congressional District has a PVI of R+8, which is the 135th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 54-46 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 60-40 percent over John Kerry (D).
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|U.S. House, Florida District 15 General Election, 2010|
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- United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- United States Senate elections in Florida, 2012
- Bill Posey's Campaign Website
- Mark Oxner's Campaign Website
- Shannon Roberts' Campaign Website
- David Gunter'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
- Roll Call, "Race Ratings: Florida Offers Democrats Chances at Pickups" accessed February 28, 2012
- Florida 2012 Redistricting Map, "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
- The Ledger "Lawsuit Filed Over New Map" accessed February 14, 2012
- Florida Secretary of State Elections Board "Candidate List" accessed March 23, 2012
- Center for Politics, "2012 House Ratings," Updated June 27, 2012
- The Ledger, "Lawsuit Filed Over New Map" accessed February 29, 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," accessed March 28, 2013