Georgia's 12th Congressional District

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Georgia's 12th Congressional District
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Current incumbentJohn Barrow Democratic Party
Population704,537
Gender49.4% Male, 50.6% Female
Race59.1% White, 35.1% Black, 1.6% Asian, 0.2% Native American
Ethnicity5.4% Hispanic
Unemployment9.8%
Median household income$39,950
High school graduation rate82.2%
College graduation rate19.3%
Georgia's 12th Congressional District covers much of the east central parts of the state.[1]

The current representative of the 12th Congressional District is John Barrow (D).

Elections

2014

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See also: Georgia's 12th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 12th Congressional District of Georgia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent John Barrow (D) was defeated by challenger Rick Allen (R) in the general election.

The National Republican Congressional Committee listed John Barrow's seat as one of seven early targets in the 2014 congressional elections.[2] The seven targets align perfectly with the seven most Republican districts currently held by Democrats, according to FairVote's partisanship index. Barrow's district ranks as the 4th most Republican (41% D).[3]

U.S. House, Georgia District 12 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic John Barrow Incumbent 45.25% 75,377
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Allen 54.75% 91,336
Total Votes 166,713
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Declined to run

2012

See also: Georgia's 12th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 12th Congressional District of Georgia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent John Barrow won re-election in the district.[16]

U.S. House, Georgia District 12 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Barrow Incumbent 53.7% 139,148
     Republican Lee Anderson 46.3% 119,973
Total Votes 259,121
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, John Barrow won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Raymond McKinney (R) in the general election.[17]

U.S. House, Georgia District 12 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Barrow incumbent 56.6% 92,459
     Republican Raymond McKinney 43.4% 70,938
Total Votes 163,397

2008
On November 4, 2008, John Barrow won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Stone (R) in the general election.[18]

U.S. House, Georgia District 12 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Barrow incumbent 66% 164,562
     Republican John Stone 34% 84,773
Total Votes 249,335

2006
On November 7, 2006, John Barrow won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Max Burns (R) in the general election.[19]

U.S. House, Georgia District 12 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Barrow incumbent 50.3% 71,651
     Republican Max Burns 49.7% 70,787
Total Votes 142,438

2004
On November 2, 2004, John Barrow won election to the United States House. He defeated Max Burns (R) in the general election.[20]

U.S. House, Georgia District 12 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Barrow 51.8% 113,036
     Republican Max Burns incumbent 48.2% 105,132
Total Votes 218,168

2002
On November 5, 2002, Max Burns won election to the United States House. He defeated Champ Walker (D) in the general election.[21]

U.S. House, Georgia District 12 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMax Burns 55.2% 77,479
     Democratic Champ Walker 44.8% 62,904
Total Votes 140,383

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 12th Congressional District of Georgia after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Georgia

In 2011, the Georgia State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

On August 22, 2011, Georgia's Republican leadership released their proposed Congressional redistricting map. Due to population growth, Georgia gained a 14th Congressional district following the 2010 census. The new district, according to the plan, is located in the northwestern part of the state.[22] Rep. Tom Graves (R) was drawn into the new district, which left 9th District seat open in 2012. After redistricting, the 9th District leaned Republican.[22] In addition, the plan displaced Rep. John Barrow (D), but Barrow (who had been displaced before) moved into the district in order to remain in the 12th District.[22] Rep. Sanford Bishop's (D) district will become a majority-minority district. Also, Rep. Phil Gingrey's (R) 11th District picked up part of Atlanta. Overall, the plan was expected to bolster the Republican majority in the state's congressional delegation.[22]

See also

External links

References

  1. Georgia Redistricting "Map" accessed July 2012
  2. The Hill, "NRCC, promising to 'stay on offense,' targets seven Dems," accessed January 16, 2013
  3. FairVote, "NRCC Targets Foreshadow Power of Partisanship in 2014 Elections," January 18, 2013
  4. Examiner, "Eugene Yu drops out of Senate race, enters Ga's 12th district," accessed February 24, 2014
  5. Z Politics, "Eugene Yu announces for U. S. Senate," accessed August 26, 2013
  6. Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Your daily jolt: Korean-American to enter GOP race for U.S. Senate," accessed August 26, 2013
  7. Florida Times Union, "Georgia's first Korean candidate for Senate says common sense makes him qualified," accessed August 26, 2013
  8. 8.0 8.1 Georgia Secretary of State, "Candidate List," accessed March 8, 2014
  9. Roll Call, "Georgia: House Aide Stone to Challenge Barrow Again in 2014," February 15, 2013
  10. The Republic "Rick Allen of Augusta running again for GOP nomination to challenge Rep. John Barrow in 2014" accessed June 5, 2012
  11. Peach Pundit, "Delvis Dutton Enters 12th CD Race To Challenge Barrow," accessed February 5, 2014
  12. Daily Journal, "State Rep. Delvis Dutton enters GOP primary race for congressional seat of Democrat Barrow," accessed February 5, 2014
  13. 13.0 13.1 The Republic "No shortage of Ga. Republicans weighing challenges to Rep. John Barrow for GOP-leaning seat" accessed June 14, 2013
  14. Atlanta Journal Constitution "GOP hits John Barrow, still waiting on a candidate" accessed June 14, 2013
  15. Augusta Chronicle "Wright McLeod says he won't run for U.S. Congress seat" accessed June 14, 2013
  16. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Georgia"
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 Atlanta Journal Constitution, "GOP redistricting plan would tighten grip on congressional delegation," August 22, 2011