Missouri's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

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Missouri's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
August 7, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Billy Long Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Billy Long Republican Party
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 7th Congressional District of Missouri held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 7th Congressional District prior to the 2011 redistricting.

Billy Long was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[1] The primary elections were held on August 7, 2012.

Heading into the election the incumbent was Billy Long (R), who was first elected to the House in 2010.

This was the first election which used new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Missouri's 7th Congressional District is located in the southwestern portion of the state and includes Polk, Greene, Jasper, Newton, McDonald, Lawrence, Barry, Stone, Christian, Taney, and Webster counties.[2]


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

Democratic Party Jim Evans
Republican Party Billy Long Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Kevin Craig

August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Candidate

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Candidate

Election results

General Election

U.S. House, Missouri District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBilly Long Incumbent 63.9% 203,565
     Democratic Jim Evans 30.9% 98,498
     Libertarian Kevin Craig 5.2% 16,668
     Write-in Kenneth Joe Brown 0% 9
Total Votes 318,740
Source: Missouri Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Republican Primary

Missouri's 7th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBilly Long 59.7% 62,917
Mike Moon 21.7% 22,860
Tom Stilson 18.7% 19,666
Total Votes 105,443

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Missouri

Missouri lost a congressional seat following the results of the 2010 Census, bringing its number of representatives down to eight. The redistricting has increased significantly the population of the 7th District.

District partisanship

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. Missouri's 7th District became less Republican because of redistricting.[5]

  • 2012: 33D / 67R
  • 2010: 32D / 68R

Cook Political Report's PVI

See also: Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index

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. Missouri's 7th Congressional District has a PVI of R+17, which is the 32nd most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 64-36 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 68-32 percent over John Kerry (D).[6]

District history

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On November 2, 2010, Billy Long was elected to the United States House. He defeated Scott Eckersley (D), Kevin Craig (Libertarian), and Nicholas Ivan Ladendorf (Write-in).[7]

United States House, Missouri General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBilly Long 63.4% 141,010
     Democratic Scott Eckersley 30.4% 67,545
     Libertarian Kevin Craig 6.2% 13,866
     Write-in Nicholas Ivan Ladendorf 0% 10
Total Votes 222,431

Campaign donors

Billy Long

Billy Long (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]March 31, 2012$325,728.5$110,805.31$(62,216.37)$374,317.44
July Quarterly[9]June 30, 2012$374,317.44$105,174.13$(92,309.18)$387,182.39
Running totals

Jim Evans

Jim Evans (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[10]March 31, 2012$10.06$103.90$(93.91)$20.05
Running totals

See also