Florida's 22nd Congressional District elections, 2012

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Florida's 22nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
August 14, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Lois Frankel Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Allen B. West Republican Party
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 22nd Congressional District of Florida held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

Lois Frankel 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 Allen West (R), who was first elected in 2010. Allen West sought re-election in the 18th District.[3]

Politico listed the 22nd District race between Lois Frankel and Patrick Murphy as one of the five primaries to watch in 2012.[4] However, after Allen West's decision to run in the 18th District, Murphy filed to run in the 18th District as well.

This was the first election which used new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Florida's 22nd Congressional District is located in southeastern Florida between Florida's 21st Congressional District and the Atlantic Ocean. It includes portions of Palm Beach and Broward counties.[5]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Lois Frankel Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Adam Hasner


August 14, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Election results

U.S. House, Florida District 22 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLois Frankel 54.6% 171,021
     Republican Adam Hasner 45.4% 142,050
Total Votes 313,071
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Florida District 22 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLois Frankel 61.4% 18,431
Kristin Jacobs 38.6% 11,600
Total Votes 30,031

Race background

Blue vs. Red

Possible race ratings are:

     Solid Democratic
     Likely Democratic
     Lean Democratic

     Tossup

     Lean Republican
     Likely Republican
     Solid Republican

     Florida's 22nd District is a leaning Democratic district.

In June 2012, Sabato's Crystal Ball rated Florida's 22nd District as a leaning Democratic district.[10]

Florida's 22nd was also considered to be Leaning Democratic according to the New York Times race ratings.[11]

Republican challenger Adam Hasner was included in the National Republican Congressional Committee's Young Guns program. The program highlighted challengers who represented the GOP's best chances to pick up congressional seats in the general election.[12]

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Florida
This is the 22nd Congressional District prior to the 2010 redistricting.

Prior to redistricting, the 22nd District encompassed the coastline from northern Broward County to the northern end of Palm Beach County, with a long finger jutting out into the northeastern part of Palm Beach County, encompassing West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, and another finger encompassing Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, and Coconut Creek. A large majority of the city of Fort Lauderdale was included in the district, though part of the city was in Florida's 20th Congressional District. Also included in the district were the towns of Oakland Park and part of Cooper City.

The 22nd District was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.[13][14]

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.[15]

  • 2012: 53D / 47R
  • 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 22nd Congressional District has a PVI of D+5, which is the 140th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by Barack Obama (D), 57-43 percent over John McCain (R). In 2004, John Kerry (D) won the district 56-44 percent over George W. Bush (R).[16]

Campaign donors

2012

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Lois Frankel's reports.

Lois Frankel (2012)[17] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2012$1,024,269.01$408,414.13$(160,054.60)$1,272,628.54
Running totals
$408,414.13$(160,054.6)

According to a July 2, 2012, press release by Frankel's campaign, she raised $400,000 in the second quarter of fundraising for her congressional race.[19] That brought Frankel’s total contributions to $2.2 million and was the fifth quarter in a row in which Frankel raked in more than $300,000.[19]

According to Frankel's campaign website, she raised over $700,000 in the third quarter, outraising opponent Adam Hasner by $175,000.[20]

District history

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2010

On November 2, 2010, Allen B. West won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Ron Klein (D) in the general election.[21]

U.S. House, Florida District 22 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAllen West 54.4% 118,890
     Democratic Ron Klein 45.6% 99,804
Total Votes 218,694

See also

External links

References

  1. ABC News, "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012
  2. Florida Department of State, "Register to Vote," accessed April 25, 2012
  3. The Washington Post, "Rep. Allen West to seek re-election in new district" accessed February 29, 2012
  4. Politico, "5 primaries to watch" accessed April 18, 2012
  5. Florida 2012 Redistricting Map, "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
  6. Roll Call "Lois Frankel Launches Bid Against Allen West" accessed December 3, 2011
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  8. Sun Tentinel "Broward's Jacobs running for open D-22 seat" accessed February 14, 2012
  9. Florida Secretary of State Elections Division "Candidate List" accessed March 28, 2012
  10. Center for Politics, "2012 House Ratings," Updated June 27, 2012
  11. New York Times, "House Race Ratings," accessed August 7, 2012
  12. NRCC "Young Guns 2012"
  13. Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer, "Florida's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"
  14. Labels & Lists, "VoterMapping software voter counts"
  15. "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Arizona," September 2012
  16. Cook Political Report, "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" accessed October 2012
  17. Lois Frankel Summary Reports, "2011-2012" accessed July 5, 2012
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Lois Frankel April Quarterly," accessed July 5, 2012
  19. 19.0 19.1 Palm Beach Post, "Frankel scores big in quarterly fundraising" accessed July 5, 2012
  20. Lois Frankel's campaign website, News
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013