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Florida's 24th Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
August 14, 2012
Frederica S. Wilson
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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 24th Congressional District is located in southern Florida and consists of portions of Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
General election candidates
- Frederica S. Wilson
- No candidates have yet declared an intention to run
August 14, 2012, primary results
|U.S. House, Florida District 24 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Frederica Wilson Incumbent||65.4%||42,764|
Blue vs. Red
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Florida's 24th District is a solidly Democratic district.
In June 2012, Sabato's Crystal Ball rated Florida's 24th District as a solidly Democratic district.
Impact of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in Florida
Prior to redistricting the 24th District included portions of Brevard County (including Titusville) and parts of Orange, Seminole, and Volusia counties. The district also encompassed Port Orange, Winter Park, Edgewater, and New Smyrna Beach.
- 82 percent from the 17th Congressional District
- 6 percent from the 18th Congressional District
- 5 percent from the 20th Congressional District
- 4 percent from the 21st Congressional District
- 3 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 24th District became more Republican because of redistricting.
- 2012: 83D / 17R
- 2010: 84D / 16R
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 24th Congressional District has a PVI of D+33, which is the 9th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by Barack Obama (D), 87-13 percent over John McCain (R). In 2004, John Kerry (D) won the district 82-18 percent over George W. Bush (R).
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|U.S. House, Florida District 24 General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Sandra "Sandy" Adams||59.6%||146,129|
|Democratic||Suzanne M. Kosmas||40.3%||98,787|
|Independent||Nicholas Ruiz III||0%||115|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- United States Senate elections in Florida, 2012
- Nicholas Ruiz'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
- St. Augustine Record, "Mica to announce his district today" accessed February 13, 2012
- Florida 2012 Redistricting Map, "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
- Miami Herald "U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson draws Democratic primary challenge from Rudy Moise" accessed February 28, 2012
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- 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 November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013