Mississippi's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
March 13, 2012
- 1 Candidates
- 2 Election results
- 3 Impact of Redistricting
- 4 District History
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 See also
- 7 External links
- 8 References
|Candidate Filing Deadline||Primary Election||General Election|
Primary: Mississippi has an open primary system, meaning any registered voter can vote in any party's primary.
Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by February 11, 2012. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 6, 2012.
- See also: Mississippi elections, 2012
Incumbent: Heading into the election was incumbent Steven Palazzo (R), who had served since 2011.
This was the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Mississippi's 4th Congressional District is located in the southeastern portion of the state and includes Marion, Lamar, Pearl River, Hancock, Harrison, Stone, Forrest, Jones, Perry, Jackson, George, Greene, Wayne, and Clarke counties.
Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.
General election candidates
- Matthew Moore
- Steven Palazzo
- Ron Williams
- Robert W. Claunch
|U.S. House, Mississippi District 4 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Steven Palazzo Incumbent||64.1%||182,998|
|Reform||Robert W. Claunch||6.3%||17,982|
|Source: Mississippi Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House of Representatives-Mississippi District 4 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|U.S. House of Representatives-Mississippi District 4 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Steven Palazzo Incumbent||73.9%||60,722|
Impact of Redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in Mississippi
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. Mississippi's 4th District saw no change in partisanship due to redistricting.
- 2012: 27D / 72R
- 2010: 27D / 72R
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. Mississippi's 4th Congressional District had a PVI of R+20 which was the 20th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 69-31 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 69-31 percent over John Kerry (D).
On November 2, 2010, Palazzo won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Gene Taylor (D), Anna Jewel Revies (Reform), and Kenneth "Tim" Hampton in the general election.
|Steven Palazzo (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||March 31, 2012||$306,124.89||$105,748.65||$(133,160.15)||$278,713.39|
|July Quarterly||July 13, 2012||$278,713.39||$88,675.70||$(113,376.10)||$254,012.99|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- United States Senate elections in Mississippi, 2012
- ABC News, "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2012 Elections Calendar," accessed July 25, 2012
- Mississippi Redistricting Map, "Map" accessed August 30, 2012
- Fox 10 TV "Democrats pick 2 for Congress races," September 6, 2012
- "Dem wants to oust Palazzo" January 5, 2012
- "Fields fill up for Mississippi congressional races" January 13, 2012
- "Congressional candidates campaign here, cite reasons for running" January 7, 2012
- Candidate Qualiying List_AF.pdf Mississippi Secretary of State "2012 Candidate Qualifying List" accessed January 24, 2012
- Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer, "Mississippi's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"
- Labels & Lists, "VoterMapping software voter counts"
- , "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Mississippi," 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 3, 2011
- Federal Election Commission, "Steven Palazzo April Quarterly," accessed July 2, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Steven Palazzo July Quarterly," accessed October 1, 2012