Tennessee's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
August 2, 2012
|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. Diane Black (R), who assumed office in 2011.
This was the first election which used new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Tennessee's 6th Congressional District is located in the northern and north-central portion of the state and includes Pickett, Frentress, Cumberland, White, DeKalb, Cannon, Coffee, Wilson, Smith, Jackson, Overton, Clay, Putnam, Trousdale, Macon, Sumner, and Robertson counties.
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General election candidates
August 2, 2012, primary results
|U.S. House, Tennessee District 6 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Diane Black Incumbent||76.4%||184,383|
|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 6th District became more Republican because of redistricting.
- 2012: 30D / 70R
- 2010: 34D / 66R
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 6th Congressional District had a PVI of R+15, which was the 53rd most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 66-34 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 61-39 percent over John Kerry (D).
|Diane Black (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2012||$545,750.19||$257,748.32||$(84,508.47)||$718,990.04|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2012||$718,990.04||$503,544.00||$(377,710.95)||$844,823.09|
As of August 10, 2012, Beasley did not have any contribution reports on file with the Federal Election Commission.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Tennessee Congressional District 6 Election, 2010|
- 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, "Diane Black April Quarterly," accessed August 10, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Diane Black July Quarterly," accessed August 10, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"