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Maryland's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

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Maryland's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
April 3, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Steny Hoyer Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Steny Hoyer Democratic Party
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Maryland U.S. House Elections
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 5th Congressional District of Maryland held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

Incumbent Steny Hoyer (D) won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.[1]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
January 11, 2012
April 3, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Maryland has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by March 13. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 16.[2]

See also: Maryland elections, 2012

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Steny Hoyer (D), who was first elected in 1981. He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.

This was the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Maryland's 5th Congressional District encompassed Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties, as well as parts of Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties.[3]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Steny HoyerGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Anthony O'Donnell
Libertarian Party Arvin Vohra
Green Party Bob Auerbach


April 3, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic

Republican Party Republican

Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate

Green Party Green Party candidate

Independent No Party Affiliation

Election results

General Election

U.S. House, Maryland District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteny Hoyer Incumbent 69.4% 238,618
     Republican Anthony O'Donnell 27.7% 95,271
     Libertarian Arvin Vohra 1.3% 4,503
     Green Bob Auerbach 1.5% 5,040
     N/A Other Write-ins 0.1% 388
Total Votes 343,820
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections "Representative in Congress"

Democratic Primary

U.S. House, Maryland District 5 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteny Hoyer Incumbent 84.7% 36,961
Cathy Johnson Pendleton 15.3% 6,688
Total Votes 43,649

Republican Primary

U.S. House, Maryland District 5 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTony O'Donnell 73.7% 17,329
David Hill 14% 3,289
Glenn Morton 12.3% 2,903
Total Votes 23,521

Campaign donors

2012

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Hoyer's reports.

Steny Hoyer (2012)[7] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]March 31, 2012$1,258,985.01$179,209.41$(193,531.94)$1,244,662.48
July Quarterly[9]June 30, 2012$1,244,662.48$627,429.34$(437,295.96)$1,434,795.86
Running totals
$806,638.75$(630,827.9)

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Anthony O'Donnell's reports.

Donna Edwards (2012)[10] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 13, 2012$31,124.57$6,573.61$(10,307.84)$27,390.34
July Quarterly[12]July 13, 2012$27,390.34$40,007.00$(26,157.17)$41,240.17
Running totals
$46,580.61$(36,465.01)

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Maryland

The redrawn 5th District included Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties, as well as parts of Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties.[13]

The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.[14][15]

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. Maryland's 5th District partisan breakdown did not change because of redistricting.[16]

  • 2012: 62D / 38R
  • 2010: 62D / 38R

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. Maryland's 5th Congressional District has a PVI of D+11, which is the 99th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by Barack Obama (D), 66-34 percent over John McCain (R). In 2004, John Kerry (D) won the district 58-42 percent over George W. Bush (R).[17]

Registration statistics

As of October 24, 2012, District 5 had the following partisan registration breakdown according to the Maryland State Board of Elections:

Maryland Congressional District 5[18]
Congressional District District Total Democrats Republicans Other & Unaffiliated Advantage Party Advantage Change in Advantage from 2010
District 5 406,327 266,117 114,773 25,437 Democratic 131.86% -2.78%
"Party advantage" is the percentage gap between the two major parties in registered voters. "Change in advantage" is the spread in difference of party advantage between 2010 and 2012 based on the congressional district number only.

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2010

On November 2, 2010, Hoyer won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Charles Lollar (R) and H. Gavin Shickle (L) in the general election.[19]

U.S. House, Maryland District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteny Hoyer Incumbent 64.3% 155,110
     Republican Charles Lollar 34.6% 83,575
     Libertarian H. Gavin Shickle 1.1% 2,578
     Independent Write-In 0% 120
Total Votes 241,383

See also

External links

References

  1. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Maryland"
  2. Maryland State Board of Elections " 2012 Presidential Election Calendar," accessed July 25, 2012
  3. Maryland Redistricting Map "Map" Accessed September 25, 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 Maryland State Board of Elections "Primary Election Results 2012" accessed April 3, 2012
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Maryland State Board of Elections "Candidates" accessed January 3, 2012
  6. The Washington Post "O’Donnell launches bid to unseat Hoyer" accessed January 6, 2012
  7. Federal Election Commission, "Steny Hoyer Summary Report," Accessed September 28, 2012
  8. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" Accessed September 28, 2012
  9. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" Accessed September 28, 2012
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Anthony O'Donnell Summary Report," Accessed September 28, 2012
  11. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" Accessed September 28, 2012
  12. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" Accessed September 28, 2012
  13. Maryland Department of Planning "Maryland 2011 Congressional Districts" Accessed February 29, 2012
  14. Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer "Maryland's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"
  15. Labels & Lists "VoterMapping software voter counts"
  16. "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Maryland," September 2012
  17. Cook Political Report "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" Accessed October 2012
  18. Maryland State Board of Elections, "Congressional Voter Registration Statistics," May 18, 2012
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" Accessed November 29, 2011