Florida's 22nd Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
August 14, 2012
Allen B. West
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Primary: Florida is one of 21 states to use a strictly closed primary system.
- See also: Florida elections, 2012
Politico listed the 22nd District race between Lois Frankel and Patrick Murphy as one of the five primaries to watch in 2012. 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.
General election candidates
August 14, 2012, primary results
|U.S. House, Florida District 22 General Election, 2012|
|Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, Florida District 22 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Blue vs. Red
Possible race ratings are:
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.
Florida's 22nd was also considered to be Leaning Democratic according to the New York Times race ratings.
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.
Impact of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in Florida
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.
- 16 percent from the 19th Congressional District
- 18 percent from the 20th Congressional District
- 60 percent from the 22nd Congressional District
- 6 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. Partisanship figures from 2010 relating to the incumbent are unavailable for this district due to the seat being open.
- 2012: 53D / 47R
- 2010: Unavailable
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 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).
|Lois Frankel (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2012||$1,024,269.01||$408,414.13||$(160,054.60)||$1,272,628.54|
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. 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.
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|U.S. House, Florida District 22 General Election, 2010|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- United States Senate elections in Florida, 2012
- Lois Frankel's Campaign Website
- Adam Hasner's Campaign website
- Kristin Jacob'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
- The Washington Post, "Rep. Allen West to seek re-election in new district" accessed February 29, 2012
- Politico, "5 primaries to watch" accessed April 18, 2012
- Florida 2012 Redistricting Map, "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
- Roll Call "Lois Frankel Launches Bid Against Allen West" accessed December 3, 2011
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- Sun Tentinel "Broward's Jacobs running for open D-22 seat" accessed February 14, 2012
- Florida Secretary of State Elections Division "Candidate List" accessed March 28, 2012
- Center for Politics, "2012 House Ratings," Updated June 27, 2012
- New York Times, "House Race Ratings," accessed August 7, 2012
- NRCC "Young Guns 2012"
- Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer, "Florida's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"
- Labels & Lists, "VoterMapping software voter counts"
- "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Arizona," September 2012
- Cook Political Report, "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" accessed October 2012
- Lois Frankel Summary Reports, "2011-2012" accessed July 5, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Lois Frankel April Quarterly," accessed July 5, 2012
- Palm Beach Post, "Frankel scores big in quarterly fundraising" accessed July 5, 2012
- Lois Frankel's campaign website, News
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013