Kansas' 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
August 7, 2012
|Candidate Filing Deadline||Primary Election||General Election|
Primary: Kansas has a mostly closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members. In Kansas, however, Independent voters may choose to vote in the Democratic primary.
Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by July 17. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 16.
- See also: Kansas elections, 2012
Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Kevin Yoder (R), who was first elected in 2010. He won re-election on November 6, 2012.
This was the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Kansas' 3rd Congressional District was located in eastern Kansas and encompasses Wyandotte and Johnson counties, which included the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, and portions of Douglas County, which includes part of Lawrence. The district includes Kansas City and the surrounding suburbs of Overland Park, Lenexa, Shawnee, and Olathe.
General election candidates
August 7, 2012, primary results
|U.S. House, Kansas District 3 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Kevin Yoder Incumbent||68.5%||201,087|
|Source: Kansas Secretary of State "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"|
Impact of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in Kansas
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. Kansas' 3rd District became more Republican because of redistricting.
- 2012: 46D / 54R
- 2010: 48D / 52R
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. Kansas' 3rd Congressional District has a PVI of R+5, which is the 178th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 51-49 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 57-43 percent over John Kerry (D).
Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Kevin Yoder's reports.
|Kevin Yoder (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 12, 2012||$916,224.02||$235,692.94||$(83,192.44)||$1,068,724.52|
|July Quarterly||July 13, 2012||$1,068,724.52||$213,593.38||$(129,965.56)||$1,152,352.34|
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|U.S. House, Kansas District 3 General Election, 2010|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Kansas, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Kansas"
- Kansas Secretary of State "2012 Election Calendar," Accessed July 25, 2012
- Kansas Redistricting Map "Map" Accessed August 30, 2012
- Kansas Secretary of State "General Election Candidates 2012" accessed August 5, 2012
- Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer "Kansas' congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"
- Labels & Lists "VoterMapping software voter counts"
- "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Kansas," September 2012
- Cook Political Report "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" Accessed October 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Kevin Yoder Summary Report," Accessed October 1, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed October 1, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed October 1, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" Accessed November 12, 2011