Tennessee's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
August 2, 2012
John J. Duncan, Jr.
John J. Duncan, Jr.
- 1 Candidates
- 2 Election results
- 3 Impact of Redistricting
- 4 Campaign contributions
- 5 District History
- 6 See also
- 7 References
|Candidate Filing Deadline||Primary Election||General Election|
Primary: Tennessee has an open primary system, in which any registered voter can choose which party's primary to vote in, without having to be a member of that party.
Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by July 3, 2012. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 8, 2012.
- See also: Tennessee elections, 2012
Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R), who assumed office in 1988.
This was the first election which used new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Tennessee's 2nd Congressional District is located in the northeastern portion of the state and includes Claiborne, Knox, Jefferson, Blout, and Loudon counties.
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General election candidates
August 2, 2012, primary results
|U.S. House, Tennessee District 2 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||John J. Duncan, Jr. Incumbent||74.4%||196,894|
|Source: Tennessee Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Impact of Redistricting
- See also Redistricting in Tennessee
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. Tennessee's 2nd District partisan breakdown did not change because of redistricting.
- 2012: 31D / 69R
- 2010: 31D / 69R
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. Tennessee's 2nd Congressional District had a PVI of R+16, which was the 38th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 65-35 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 64-36 percent over John Kerry (D).
John J. Duncan, Jr
|John J. Duncan, Jr. (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2012||$1,538,035.28||$51,594.30||$(30,130.85)||$1,559,498.73|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2012||$1,556,276.88||$53,004.56||$(37,679.24)||$1,571,602.20|
As of August 8, 2012, Goodale did not have any contribution reports on file with the Federal Election Commission.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Tennessee Congressional District 2 Election, 2010|
|Republican||Jimmy Duncan Incumbent||84.8%||141,796|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Tennessee, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- United States Senate elections in Tennessee, 2012
- ABC News, "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012
- Tennessee Secretary of State, "Elections Calendar," accessed July 27, 2012
- Tennessee Redistricting Map, "Map" accessed July 30, 2012
- TN.gov "Unofficial U.S. Filings," April 5, 2012
- "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Tennessee," September 2012
- Cook Political Report, "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" accessed October 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "John J. Duncan April Quarterly," accessed August 8, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "John J. Duncan July Quarterly," accessed August 8, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013