Florida's 6th 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
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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 6th Congressional District is located in northeastern Florida, and includes St. Johns and Flagler counties, and portions of Putnam and Volusia counties. The new 6th District stretches from the Canaveral National Seashore through Daytona Beach up north past St. Augustine.
General election candidates
August 14, 2012, primary results
|U.S. House, Florida District 6 General Election, 2012|
|Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
The primary took place on August 14.
|Florida's 6th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012|
Blue vs. Red
Possible race ratings are:
Florida's 6th District is a solidly Republican district.
In June 2012, Sabato's Crystal Ball rated Florida's 6th as a solidly Republican district.
After Cliff Stearns left the 6th District to run in the 3rd District, the district drew a great deal of competition for the open Republican seat. A new super PAC called Coastal Florida's Future reported spending $32,000 on radio ads to help Jacksonville city councilman Richard Andrew Clark (R).
Impact of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in Florida
Prior to redistricting the 6th District stretched from the St. Johns River and Jacksonville, sweeping through North Central Florida, encompassing portions of Gainesville and Ocala, and winding down to the northern tip of the Greater Orlando area in Lake County. It included all of Bradford and Gilchrist counties and portions of Alachua, Clay, Duval, Lake, Levy, and Marion counties.
- 4 percent from the 3rd Congressional District
- 74 percent from the 7th Congressional District
- 23 percent from the 24th 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: 42D / 58R
- 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 6th Congressional District has a PVI of R+6, which is the 167th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 54-46 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 55-45 percent over John Kerry (D).
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|U.S. House, Florida District 6 General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Cliff Stearns Incumbent||71.5%||179,349|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- United States Senate elections in Florida, 2012
- Cliff Stearns' Campaign Website
- Steve Schonberg's Campaign Website
- Fred Costello's Campaign Website
- Craig Miller'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
- Gainsville Sun, "Stearns said he will run in new 3rd Congressional District" accessed February 13, 2012
- Florida 2012 Redistricting Map, "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
- Roll Call, "Race Ratings: Florida Offers Democrats Chances at Pickups" accessed February 28, 2012
- Florida Secretary of State Elections Division "Candidate List" accessed March 23, 2012
- Flager Live "Democrat Heather Beaven for Congress" accessed May 6, 2012
- AP Results "U.S. House Results" accessed August 14, 2012
- St. Augustine Record "Mica to announce his district today" accessed February 13, 2012
- Florida Secretary of State, "August 2012 Primary Election," accessed September 4, 2012
- Center for Politics, "2012 House Ratings," Updated June 27, 2012
- National Journal, "Club For Growth Backs DeSantis" accessed June 27, 2012
- FEC Reports, "COASTAL FLORIDA'S FUTURE PAC Independent Expenditures" accessed July 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 Arizona," 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