Florida's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
August 14, 2012
|Candidate Filing Deadline||Primary Election||General Election|
Primary: Florida was one of 21 states to use a strictly closed primary system.
- See also: Florida elections, 2012
Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Jeff Miller (R), who assumed office in 2001 in a special election to replace Joe Scarborough.
This was the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Florida's 1st Congressional District covered the state's western panhandle. It included Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, and part of Holmes counties.
General election candidates
August 14, 2012, primary results
|U.S. House, Florida District 1 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Jeff Miller Incumbent||69.6%||238,440|
|Write-In||William Drummond II||0%||17|
|Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Blue vs. Red
Possible race ratings are:
Florida's 1st District was a solidly Republican district.
In June 2012, Sabato's Crystal Ball rated Florida's 1st as solidly Republican.
Impact of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in Florida
Prior to redistricting the 1st District covered the state's western Panhandle. The district included all of Escambia, Holmes, Washington, and Santa Rosa counties and portions of Okaloosa and Walton counties. The district was anchored in Pensacola and also included Fort Walton Beach and stretched along the Redneck Riveria
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 1st District's partisanship was unaffected by redistricting.
- 2012: 29D / 71R
- 2010: 29D / 71R
Cook Political Report's PVI
In 2012, Cook Political Report released its updated figures on the Partisan Voter Index, which measured each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. Florida's 1st Congressional District had a PVI of R+21, which was the 15th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 68-32 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 73-27 percent over John Kerry (D).
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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
- Jeff Miller's Campaign Website
- Calen Fretts' 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
- Florida 2012 Redistricting Map, "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
- Florida Secretary of State Candidate List" accessed March 22, 2012
- The Gulf Coast Post ""Libertarian announces candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives" accessed February 13, 2012
- Center for Politics, "2012 House Ratings," Updated June 27, 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," accessed March 28, 2013