Texas' 34th Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
May 29, 2012
Newly created district
|Candidate Filing Deadline||Primary Election||General Election|
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. For the July 31, 2012, the vote registration deadline was July 2. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 9.
- 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' 34th Congressional District was located in the southern portion of the state, and included Gonzales, Dewitt, Goliad, Bee, San Patricio, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Kenedy, Willacy, Cameron, and Hidalgo counties.
* 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. 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.
General election candidates
July 31, 2012 Democratic primary runoff candidates
July 31, 2012, Republican primary runoff candidates
May 29, 2012, primary results
|U.S. House, Texas District 34 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Jessica Puente Bradshaw||36.2%||52,448|
|Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, Texas District 34 Runoff Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Denise Saenz Blanchard||33.4%||7,824|
|U.S. House, Texas District 34 Runoff Republican Primary, 2012|
|Jessica Puente Bradshaw||55.3%||5,309|
Impact of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in Texas
- 49 percent from the 15th Congressional District
- 1 percent from the 25th Congressional District
- 50 percent from the 27th Congressional District
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.Cite error: Closing
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- United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- United States Senate elections in Texas, 2012
- Texas Democrats - candidate list
- Texas GOP - candidate list
- Texas Libertarian Party - candidate list
- Texas Green Party - candidate list
- Texas Secretary of State - Independent candidate list
- ABC News, "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012
- Texas Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election Calendar," accessed July 27, 2012
- Texas Secretary of State, "You Must Register By...," accessed July 27, 2012
- Texas Redistricting Map, "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
- Texas Secretary of State, "Important 2012 Election Dates," accessed July 15, 2011
- Washington Post, "Federal court orders May 29 primary date for Texas in redistricting case
- Republican candidates for U.S. House
- Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer, "Texas's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"
- Labels & Lists, "VoterMapping software voter counts"