Florida's 20th Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
August 14, 2012
Alcee L. Hastings
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
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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 20th Congressional District is located in southeastern Florida and includes portions of Henry, Palm Beach, and Broward counties.
General election candidates
August 14, 2012, primary results
|U.S. House, Florida District 20 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Alcee L. Hastings Incumbent||87.9%||214,727|
|Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Blue vs. Red
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Florida's 20th District is a solidly Democratic district.
In June 2012, Sabato's Crystal Ball rated Florida's 20th District as a solidly Democratic district.
Impact of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in Florida
Prior to redistricting the 20th District included parts of Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The district was based in Fort Lauderdale and included many of its suburbs, including Davie.
- 3 percent from the 16th Congressional District
- 10 percent from the 19th Congressional District
- 15 percent from the 20th Congressional District
- 2 percent from the 22nd Congressional District
- 69 percent from the 23rd 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 20th District became more Republican because of redistricting.
- 2012: 77D / 23R
- 2010: 79D / 21R
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 20th Congressional District has a PVI of D+28, which is the 22nd most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by Barack Obama (D), 81-19 percent over John McCain (R). In 2004, John Kerry (D) won the district 77-23 percent over George W. Bush (R).
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|U.S. House, Florida District 20 General Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Theodore E. Deutch||62.6%||132,098|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- United States Senate elections in Florida, 2012
- Ozzie DeFaria's Campaign Website
- Joe Goldner's Campaign Website
- Karen Harrington's Campaign Website
- Joe Kaufman's Campaign Website
- Debbie Wasserman-Schultz'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 Elections Division "Candidate List" accessed May 20, 2012
- Cook Political Report "House Races-Florida" accessed March 29, 2012
- Center for Politics, "2012 House Ratings," Updated June 27, 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 April, 10 2010"