Texas' 33rd Congressional District elections, 2012

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Texas' 33rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
May 29, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Marc Veasey Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Newly created district

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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 33rd Congressional District of Texas is a new district created during the recent redistricting cycle as a result of the 2010 Census. It held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

Marc Veasey (D) was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.[1]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 9, 2012
May 29, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Texas 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. Texas also scheduled a primary runoff for July 31, 2012.

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by April 30.[2] For the July 31, 2012, the vote registration deadline was July 2. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 9.[3]

See also: Texas elections, 2012

Incumbent: There was no incumbent prior to this election, as the district was newly created following the 2010 Census

This was the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Texas' 33rd Congressional District was located in the northern portion of the state, and included portions of Dallas and Tarrant counties.[4]

* Redistricting note: Due to legal turmoil in the redistricting process, filing deadlines were changed twice and the primary was changed once. The original filing deadline was December 12th.[5] That deadline was first moved to December 15th and then December 19th by a federal court due to delays caused by redistricting legal challenges. When a final map was issued, the December 19th deadline was once again moved to March 9 to allow candidates more time to file in light of the delays and map ambiguities. The primary date was first moved from March 6 to April 3, 2012 before finally settling on May 29.[6]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Marc VeaseyGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Chuck Bradley
Green Party Ed Lindsay


July 31, 2012 Democratic primary runoff candidates


May 29, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Note: The following candidates withdrew prior to the primary: Monte Mitchell

Green Party Green Party candidate

Independent Independent candidates

Note: Lance Donohue was disqualified.

Election results

U.S. House, Texas District 33 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Veasey 72.5% 85,114
     Republican Chuck Bradley 25.8% 30,252
     Green Ed Lindsay 1.7% 2,009
Total Votes 117,375
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Texas District 33 Runoff Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Veasey 52.7% 10,766
Domingo Garcia 47.3% 9,653
Total Votes 20,419
U.S. House, Texas District 33 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Veasey Incumbent 36.8% 6,938
Green check mark transparent.pngDomingo Garcia 25% 4,715
Kathleen Hicks 12.6% 2,372
David Alameel 10.9% 2,064
Manuel Valdez 4.7% 884
Steve Salazar 2.6% 482
Chrysta Castaneda 2.1% 395
Jason E. Roberts 1.8% 342
Carlos Quintanilla 1.5% 286
Kyev Tatum, Sr. 1.1% 201
J. R. Molina 1% 189
Total Votes 18,868
U.S. House, Texas District 33 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Bradley 63.8% 3,706
Charles King 36.2% 2,104
Total Votes 5,810

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Texas

The 33rd District was created after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.[8][9]

District partisanship

FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012

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. Partisanship figures for this district relating to the incumbent are unavailable due to the seat being open.[10]

  • 2012: 65D / 35R
  • 2010: Unavailable

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. Texas' 33rd Congressional District has a PVI of D+14, which is the 75th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by Barack Obama (D), 69-31 percent over John McCain (R). In 2004, John Kerry (D) won the district 62-38 percent over George W. Bush.[11]

Campaign contributions

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are candidate reports.

Chuck Bradley

Chuck Bradley (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 11, 2012$0$72.33$(60.73)$11.60
Pre-Primary[13]May 19, 2012$11.60$11$(3)$19.60
Running totals
$83.33$(63.73)

See also

External links

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