Florida's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
August 14, 2012
- 1 Candidates
- 2 Election results
- 3 Race background
- 4 Impact of redistricting
- 5 District history
- 6 See also
- 7 External links
- 8 References
|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 Ander Crenshaw (R), who was first elected in 2000.
General election candidates
August 14, 2012, primary results
- Note:Gary Koniz initially filed as a Democratic candidate but will instead run as a write-in candidate.
|U.S. House, Florida District 4 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Ander Crenshaw Incumbent||76.1%||239,988|
|Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
The primary took place on August 14.
|Florida's 4th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012|
|Deborah Katz Pueschel||10%||6,505|
Blue vs. Red
Possible race ratings are:
Florida's 4th District was a solidly Republican district.
In June 2012, Sabato's Crystal Ball rated Florida's 4th as a solidly Republican district.
Impact of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in Florida
Prior to redistricting the 4th District included most of Jacksonville along with a portion of North Florida. The district also included all of Baker, Columbia, Hamilton, Madison, Nassau, and Union counties and portions of Duval, Jefferson, and Leon counties.
- 3 percent from the 3rd Congressional District
- 86 percent from the 4th Congressional District
- 11 percent from the 6th 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 4th District became more Republican because of redistricting.
- 2012: 33D / 67R
- 2010: 35D / 65R
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 4th Congressional District had a PVI of R+17, which was the 31st most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 63-37 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 69-31 percent over John Kerry (D).
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On November 2, 2010, Ander Crenshaw won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Troy D. Stanley (I), Deborah "Deb" Katz Puschel (I) and Gary L. Koniz (I) in the general election.
- United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- United States Senate elections in Florida, 2012
- Ander Crenshaw'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
- Florida 2012 Redistricting Map, "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
- AP Results "U.S. House Results" accessed August 14, 2012
- Florida Secretary of State "Candidate List" accessed March 22, 2012
- Florida Secretary of State, "August 2012 Primary Election," accessed September 4, 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