Michigan's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
August 7, 2012
|Candidate Filing Deadline||Primary Election||General Election|
Primary: Michigan has an open primary system, meaning any registered voter can vote in any party's primary.
Voter registration: Voters were required to register to vote in the primary by July 9. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 9.
- See also: Michigan elections, 2012
Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Dave Camp (R), who was first elected in 1993.
This was the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Michigan's 4th Congressional District is located in the central region of the lower penninsula of Michigan. It includes Wexford, Osceola, Missaukee, Roscommon, Ogemaw, Gladwin, Clare, Mecosta, Isabella, Midland, Saginaw, Montcolm, Gratiot, Clinton, and Shiawassee counties.
General election candidates
August 7, 2012, primary results
|U.S. House, Michigan District 4 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Debra Freidell Wirth||33.6%||104,996|
|Republican||Dave Camp Incumbent||63.1%||197,386|
|Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Impact of Redistricting
- See also Redistricting in Michigan
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. Michigan's 4th District partisan breakdown did not change because of redistricting.
- 2012: 47D / 53R
- 2010: 47D / 53R
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. Michigan's 4th Congressional District has a PVI of R+4, which is the 198th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by Barack Obama (D), 51-49 percent over John McCain (R). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 56-44 percent over John Kerry (D).
On November 2, 2010, Camp won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Jerry M. Campbell (D), Clint Foster (L), and John Emerick (U.S. Taxpayers'), in the general election.
|Dave Camp (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||March 31, 2012||$2,994,137.26||$402,818.86||$(204,610.94)||$3,192,345.18|
|July Quarterly||June 30, 2012||$3,192,345.18||$631,008.74||$(362,794.49)||$3,460,559.43|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Michigan, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- United States Senate elections in Michigan, 2012
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, Michigan"
- Michigan Secretary of State, "2012 Registration Deadlines and Election Dates," accessed June 29, 2012
- Michigan Redistricting Map, "Map" accessed August 31, 2012
- Secretary of State "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate List" May 31, 2012
- "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Michigan," 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 accessed December 21, 2011
- Federal Election Commission, "Dave Camp April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Dave Camp July Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2012