Florida's 24th Congressional District elections, 2012

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Florida's 24th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
August 14, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Frederica S. Wilson Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Sandy Adams Republican Party
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Florida U.S. House Elections
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 24th Congressional District of Florida held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 24th Congressional District prior to the 2010 redistricting.

Frederica S. Wilson won re-election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 8, 2012
August 14, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Florida is one of 21 states to use a strictly closed primary system.

Voter registration: Voters were required to register to vote in the primary by July 16, 2012, which was 29 days before the primary took place.[2] (Information about registering to vote)

See also: Florida elections, 2012

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Sandy Adams (R), who was first elected in 2010. Adams ran in the new 7th District.[3]

This was the first election which used new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Florida's 24th Congressional District is located in southern Florida and consists of portions of Broward and Miami-Dade counties.[4]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Frederica S. Wilson Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party No candidates have yet declared an intention to run


August 14, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

No candidates have yet declared an intention to run.

Election results

U.S. House, Florida District 24 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFrederica Wilson Incumbent 65.4% 42,764
Rudolph Moise 34.6% 22,650
Total Votes 65,414

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Blue vs. Red

Possible race ratings are:

     Solid Democratic
     Likely Democratic
     Lean Democratic

     Tossup

     Lean Republican
     Likely Republican
     Solid Republican

     Florida's 24th District is a solidly Democratic district.

In June 2012, Sabato's Crystal Ball rated Florida's 24th District as a solidly Democratic district.[7]

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Florida

Prior to redistricting the 24th District included portions of Brevard County (including Titusville) and parts of Orange, Seminole, and Volusia counties. The district also encompassed Port Orange, Winter Park, Edgewater, and New Smyrna Beach.

The 24th District was re-drawn 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 study

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. Florida's 24th District became more Republican because of redistricting.[10]

  • 2012: 83D / 17R
  • 2010: 84D / 16R

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. Florida's 24th Congressional District has a PVI of D+33, which is the 9th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by Barack Obama (D), 87-13 percent over John McCain (R). In 2004, John Kerry (D) won the district 82-18 percent over George W. Bush (R).[11]

District history

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2010

On November 2, 2010, Sandy Adams won election to the United States House of Representatives. She defeated Suzanne M. Kosmas (D) and Nicholas Ruiz II (I) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Florida District 24 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSandra "Sandy" Adams 59.6% 146,129
     Democratic Suzanne M. Kosmas 40.3% 98,787
     Independent Nicholas Ruiz III 0% 115
Total Votes 245,031


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