Florida's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
August 14, 2012
John L. Mica
John L. Mica
- 1 Candidates
- 2 Election results
- 3 Race background
- 4 Impact of redistricting
- 5 District history
- 6 See also
- 7 External links
- 8 References
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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 incumbent was John L. Mica (R), who was first elected in 1992.
This was the first election which used new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Florida's 7th Congressional District is located in eastern Florida and includes parts of Seminole, Orange, and Volusia counties.
General election candidates
August 14, 2012, primary results
|U.S. House, Florida District 7 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||John L. Mica Incumbent||58.7%||185,518|
|Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
The primary took place on August 14.
|Florida's 7th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Nicholas Ruiz III||38.7%||8,088|
|Florida's 7th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012|
On July 25, 2012 incumbent John L. Mica received an endorsement from Mike Huckabee. The endorsement comes after Mica's opponent, 24th District incumbent, Sandy Adams received endorsements from Sarah Palin and Allen West.
Blue vs. Red
Possible race ratings are:
Florida's 7th District is a solidly Republican district.
In June 2012, Sabato's Crystal Ball rated Florida's 7th as a solidly Republican district.
Impact of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in Florida
Prior to redistricting the 7th District consisted of the suburban area between Orlando and Daytona Beach and included St. Augustine, the first settlement in the United States. The district included all of Flagler and St. Johns counties, a very small portion of eastern Putnam County, parts of Volusia County including the central area of (DeLand, Deltona) and the northeastern coastal areas of (Ormond Beach and Daytona Beach), much of western Seminole County, and a small, predominantly suburban portion of Orange County.
- 1 percent from the 3rd Congressional District
- 42 percent from the 7th Congressional District
- 7 percent from the 8th Congressional District
- 50 percent from the 24th 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 7th District became more Democratic because of redistricting.
- 2012: 46D / 54R
- 2010: 43D / 57R
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 7th Congressional District has a PVI of R+5, which is the 184th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 50-50 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 57-43 percent over John Kerry (D).
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|U.S. House, Florida District 7 General Election, 2010|
|Republican||John L. Mica Incumbent||69%||185,470|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- United States Senate elections in Florida, 2012
- John L. Mica's Campaign Website
- Bill Kogut's Campaign Website
- Sandy Adam's Campaign Website
- Updated Florida Congressional Districts List
- Florida 2012 Redistricting Map
- ABC News, "2012 General election Results"
- Florida Department of State, "Register to Vote," accessed April 25, 2012
- Florida 2012 Redistricting Map, "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
- Florida Secretary of State Elections Division "Candidate List" accessed March 23, 2012
- AP Results "U.S. House Results" accessed August 14, 2012
- St. Augustine Record "Mica to announce his district today" accessed February 13, 2012
- Florida Secretary of State, "August 2012 Primary Election," accessed September 4, 2012
- Tampa Bay Times, "Huckabee endorses Mica, taking on Adams and Palin" accessed July 27, 2012
- Huffington Post, "Allen West Endorses Fellow Tea Party Freshman Rep. Sandy Adams" accessed July 27, 2012
- Center for Politics, "2012 House Ratings," Updated June 27, 2012
- Roll Call, "Race Ratings: Florida Offers Democrats Chances at Pickups" accessed February 28, 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
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013