Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Review Articles: Kansas Congressional Seats
By Ballotpedia's Congressional team
None of the incumbents faced any serious opposition in the general election, with the closest race separated by over 18 percentage points. Going into the election, these four seats were considered safe for their Republican incumbents.
Here are the candidates who won election from Kansas.
|District||General Election Candidates||Incumbent||2012 Winner||Partisan Switch?|
|1st||Tim Huelskamp||Tim Huelskamp||Tim Huelskamp||No|
|2nd|| Tobias Schlingensiepen
|Lynn Jenkins||Lynn Jenkins||No|
|3rd|| Kevin Yoder
|Kevin Yoder||Kevin Yoder||No|
|4th|| Robert Leon Tillman
|Mike Pompeo||Mike Pompeo||No|
|Members of the U.S. House from Kansas -- Partisan Breakdown|
|Party||As of November 2012||After the 2012 Election|
Margin of victory for winnersThere 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||Tim Huelskamp||100%||211,337||Unopposed|
|Kansas, District 2||Lynn Jenkins||18.3%||293,718||Tobias Schlingensiepen|
|Kansas, District 3||Kevin Yoder||36.9%||293,762||Joel Balam|
|Kansas, District 4||Mike Pompeo||30.6%||258,922||Robert Leo Tillman|
Both chambers of the United States Congress remain split after the November 6, 2012 election. Democrats increased their majority in the U.S. Senate while cutting into the Republicans majority in the U.S. House. Of the 435 candidates who won election to the U.S. House, 85 of them were challengers, which represents 19.5 percent of U.S. House members. Of those 85, 50 are Democratic and 35 are Republican. A total of 27 incumbents were defeated -- 10 Democratic and 17 Republican.
|2012 United States House General Election Results|
|Party||Total Winners||Incumbent Winners||Defeated Incumbents||Incumbent Re-Election Rate**||Non-Incumbent Winners|
|**Note: The incumbent re-election rate is calculated by dividing the total incumbents winners by the total incumbents who appeared on the general election ballot.|
- Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: Kansas Congressional Seats
- November 6, 2012 election results
- United States Congressional election results, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections in Kansas, 2012
- Kansas elections, 2012
- National contested primary average during the 2012 U.S. congressional elections