Delaware's At-Large Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
September 11, 2012
John C. Carney Jr.
John C. Carney Jr.
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Primary: Delaware had a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election was limited to registered party members.
Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by August 18 (August 27 for overseas and military citizens); if they switched parties, they had to do so by May 25. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 13 (October 22 for overseas and military).
- See also: Delaware elections, 2012
Incumbent: The incumbent heading into the election was John Carney (D), who was first elected in 2010.
Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party held the one Congressional seat from Delaware.
|Members of the U.S. House from Delaware -- Partisan Breakdown|
|Party||As of November 2012||After the 2012 Election|
General election candidates
September 11, 2012, primary results
|U.S. House, Delaware At-Large District General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||John C. Carney, Jr. Incumbent||64.7%||238,081|
|Source: Delaware Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, Delaware At Large Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012|
|Thomas H. Kovach||34.3%||7,413|
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. Delaware's At-Large Congressional District had a PVI of D+7, which was the 128th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by Barack Obama (D), 63-37 percent over John McCain (R). In 2004, John Kerry (D) won the district 54-46 percent over George W. Bush (R).
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On November 2, 2010, John Carney won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Glen Urquhard (R), Earl R. Lofland (I), Brent A. Wangen (L) and Jeffrey Brown (I) in the general election.
As of October 24, 2012, the At-large District had the following partisan registration breakdown according to the Delaware Department of Elections:
|Delaware At-Large District|
|Congressional District||District Total||Democrats||Republicans||Other & Unaffiliated||Advantage||Party Advantage||Change in Advantage from 2010|
|"Party advantage" was the percentage gap between the two major parties in registered voters. "Change in advantage" was the spread in difference of party advantage between 2010 and 2012 based on the congressional district number only.|
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- United States Senate elections in Delaware, 2012
- ABC News, "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012
- Delaware Election Commissioner, "2012 Election Calendar," accessed July 21, 2012
- USA Today "A look ahead to the key races in the Northeast in 2012," November 13, 2011
- Delaware Board of Elections "Candidate List" accessed July 10, 2012
- Delaware Online "Kovach wants his ‘noticeable presence’ in Claymont Christmas Parade noted," December 6, 2011
- Cook Political Report, "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" accessed October 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
- Delaware Department of Elections, "Delaware Voter Registration Totals," September 1, 2012