United States House of Representatives elections in Kansas, 2012

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2012 U.S. House Elections in Kansas

Primary Date
August 7, 2012

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Kansas District Pages
District 1District 2District 3District 4

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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2012 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Kansas took place on November 6, 2012. Voters elected four candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's four congressional districts.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 11, 2012
August 7, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Kansas has a mostly closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members. In Kansas, however, Independent voters may choose to vote in the Democratic primary.

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by July 17. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 16.[1]

See also: Kansas elections, 2012


The Center for Voting and Democracy (Fairvote) projected that Democrats would win 0 districts while Republicans would win all four seats.[2]

Primary competitiveness

See also: National contested primary average during the 2012 U.S. congressional elections

Kansas had the 44th most competitive congressional primaries in 2012, with 25% of major party primaries having been contested (2 out of 8). The national average was 54.31%.

Four U.S. House incumbents sought re-election in Kansas in 2012. 0 of those 4 (0%) faced a primary challenger. Nationwide, 200 out of the 386 incumbents seeking re-election faced a primary challenger (51.81%).

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held all four of the Congressional seats from Kansas.

Members of the U.S. House from Kansas -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 0 0
     Republican Party 4 4
Total 4 4

Incumbents

Heading into the 2012 election, the incumbents for the four congressional districts were:

Name Party District
Kevin Yoder Ends.png Republican 3
Lynn Jenkins Ends.png Republican 2
Mike Pompeo Ends.png Republican 4
Tim Huelskamp Ends.png Republican 1

Margin of victory for winners

There were a total of 4 seats up for election in 2012 in Kansas. The following table shows the margin of victory for each district winner, which is calculated by examining the percentage difference between the top-two vote getters. If the race was uncontested, the margin of victory is listed as 100%.

District Winner Margin of Victory Total Vote Top Opponent
Kansas, District 1 Republican Party Tim Huelskamp 100% 211,337 Unopposed
Kansas, District 2 Republican Party Lynn Jenkins 18.3% 293,718 Tobias Schlingensiepen
Kansas, District 3 Republican Party Kevin Yoder 36.9% 293,762 Joel Balam
Kansas, District 4 Republican Party Mike Pompeo 30.6% 258,922 Robert Leo Tillman

General election candidates

This is a map of the congressional districts of Kansas before and after the 2010 redistricting. The image also includes the partisan breakdown of the districts that are close in registration figures.
District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Republican Party Tim Huelskamp Tim Huelskamp Republican Party Tim Huelskamp No
2nd Democratic Party Tobias Schlingensiepen
Republican Party Lynn Jenkins
Libertarian PartyDennis Hawver
Lynn Jenkins Republican Party Lynn Jenkins No
3rd Republican Party Kevin Yoder
Libertarian PartyJoel Balam
Kevin Yoder Republican Party Kevin Yoder No
4th Democratic Party Robert Leon Tillman
Republican Party Mike Pompeo
Libertarian PartyThomas Jefferson
Mike Pompeo Republican Party Mike Pompeo No

Candidates

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.

1st Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party No candidates filed to run
Republican Party Tim HuelskampGreen check mark transparent.png


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

No candidates have declared an intent to run

Republican Party Republican Primary

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Tobias Schlingensiepen
Republican Party Lynn JenkinsGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Dennis Hawver


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Candidates

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party No candidates filed to run
Republican Party Kevin YoderGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Joel Balam


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

No candidates declared an intent to run

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Candidates

4th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Robert Leon Tillman
Republican Party Mike PompeoGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Thomas Jefferson


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Candidates

Note: Libertarian candidate Thomas Jefferson legally changed his name from Jack Talbert to Thomas Jefferson on July 23, 2012.

See also

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