Florida's 27th Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
August 14, 2012
Newly created district
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Primary: Florida is one of 21 states to use a strictly closed primary system.
- See also: Florida elections, 2012
Incumbent: Heading into the election the district had no incumbent, as it was newly formed in redistricting.
This was the first election which used new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Florida's 27th Congressional District is a new district that was created as a result of the 2010 Census. It is entirely within Miami-Dade county.
General election candidates
August 14, 2012, primary results
|U.S. House, Florida District 27 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Incumbent||60.2%||138,488|
|Independent||Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins||2.9%||6,663|
|Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Blue vs. Red
Possible race ratings are:
Florida's 27th District is a solidly Republican district.
In June 2012, Sabato's Crystal Ball rated Florida's 27th as a solidly Republican district.
Impact of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in Florida
- 66 percent from the 18th Congressional District
- 22 percent from the 21st Congressional District
- 11 percent from the 25th Congressional District
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 27th District became more Republican because of redistricting.
- 2012: 45D / 55R
- 2010: 47D / 53R
Cook Political Report's PVI
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 27th Congressional District has a PVI of R+6, which is the 169th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 51-49 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 58-42 percent over John Kerry (D).
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- United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012
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- United States Senate elections in Florida, 2012
- ABC News, "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012
- Florida Department of State, "Register to Vote," accessed April 25, 2012
- The Washington Post, "Census 2010 shows red states gaining congressional seats" accessed Decemebr 15, 2011
- Florida 2012 Redistricting Map, "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
- Florida Elections Division Secretary of State "Candidate List" accessed March 28, 2012
- Cook Political Report "House Races-Florida" accessed March 29, 2012
- Center for Politics, "2012 House Ratings," Updated June 27, 2012
- Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer, "Florida's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"
- Labels & Lists, "VoterMapping software voter counts"
- "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Florida," September 2012
- Cook Political Report, "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" accessed October 2012