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Florida's 19th Congressional District elections, 2012

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Florida's 19th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
August 14, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Trey Radel Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Theodore E. Deutch Democratic Party
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Florida U.S. House Elections
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 19th Congressional District of Florida held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 19th Congressional District prior to the 2010 redistricting.

Trey Radel was elected on November 6, 2012.[1]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 8, 2012
August 14, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Florida is one of 21 states to use a strictly closed primary system.

Voter registration: Voters were required to register to vote in the primary by July 16, 2012, which was 29 days before the primary took place.[2] (Information about registering to vote)

See also: Florida elections, 2012

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Ted Deutch (D), who was first elected in 2010. Deutch ran for re-election in the 21st District.

This was the first election which used new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Florida's 19th Congressional District is located in southwestern Florida and includes Lee and Collier counties.[3]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jim Roach
Republican Party Trey Radel Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Brandon Smith


August 14, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent No Party Affiliation

Note: : Tammy Hall:[6][7][8] indicated her intent and filed to run in 2012, but on March 3, withdrew from the race.

Election results

U.S. House, Florida District 19 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTrey Radel 62% 189,833
     Democratic Jim Roach 35.8% 109,746
     Independent Brandon Smith 2.2% 6,637
Total Votes 306,216
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Florida District 19 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTrey Radel 30% 22,284
Chauncey Goss 21.5% 15,994
Paige Kreegel 17.7% 13,148
Gary Aubuchon 15.5% 11,486
Byron Donalds 14% 10,376
Joe Davidow 1.4% 1,026
Total Votes 74,314

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Blue vs. Red

Possible race ratings are:

     Solid Democratic
     Likely Democratic
     Lean Democratic

     Tossup

     Lean Republican
     Likely Republican
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     Florida's 19th District is a solidly Republican district.

In June 2012, Sabato's Crystal Ball rated Florida's 19th as a solidly Republican district.[9]

Polls

2012

News Press Poll, June 9, 2012[10]
Poll Gary Aubuchon Joe DavidowByron DonaldsChauncey GossPaige KreegelTrey RadelSample Size
Who do you support in the Republican primary for U.S. House District 19?
18.12%8.58%27.33%12.13%16.87%16.98%5,994
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Florida

In redistricting, the 14th District was renumbered as the 19th District.[11]

Prior to redistricting, the 19th District included parts of Palm Beach and Broward counties including the cities of Coral Springs, Margate, and Greenacres.

The 19th District was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.[12][13]

District partisanship

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. Partisanship figures from 2010 relating to the incumbent are unavailable for this district due to the seat being open.[14]

  • 2012: 39D / 61R
  • 2010: Unavailable

Cook Political Report's PVI

See also: Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index

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 19th Congressional District has a PVI of R+11, which is the 96th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 57-43 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 62-38 percent over John Kerry (D).[15]

District history

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2010

On April 13, 2010, Ted Deutch won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Joe Budd (R) and Stan Smilan (I) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Florida District 19 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTheodore E. Deutch 62.6% 132,098
     Republican Joe Budd 37.3% 78,783
     Independent Stan Smilan 0.1% 228
Total Votes 211,109

See also

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