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Michigan's 10th Congressional District elections, 2012

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Michigan's 10th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
August 7, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Candice Miller Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Candice Miller Republican Party
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The 10th Congressional District of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

Incumbent Candice Miller won the election.[1]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 15, 2012
August 7, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Michigan has an open primary system, meaning any registered voter can vote in any party's primary.

Voter registration: Voters were required to register to vote in the primary by July 9. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 9.[2]

See also: Michigan elections, 2012

Incumbent: Incumbent Candice Miller (R), who was first elected to the 10th District in 2002 ran for re-election.

This was the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Michigan's 10th Congressional District is located in the easternmost region of the lower penninsula of Michigan. It includes Macomb, St. Clair, Lapeer, Tuscola, Huron, and Sanilac counties.[3]

This is the 10th Congressional District prior to the 2010 redistricting.


General election candidates

Democratic Party Chuck Stadler
Republican Party Candice MillerGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Bhagwan Dashairya

August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Impact of Redistricting

See also Redistricting in Michigan

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. Michigan's 10th District partisan breakdown did not change because of redistricting.[4]

  • 2012: 45D / 55R
  • 2010: 45D / 55R

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. Michigan's 10th Congressional District has a PVI of R+4, which is the 199th 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 57-43 percent over John Kerry (D).[5]

Election results

General Election

U.S. House, Michigan District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Chuck Stadler 29.7% 97,734
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCandice Miller Incumbent 68.8% 226,075
     Libertarian Bhagwan Dashairya 1.5% 4,803
Total Votes 328,612
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Democratic Primary

Michigan's 10th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Stadler 58.1% 13,480
Jerome Quinn 41.9% 9,705
Total Votes 23,185

Campaign donors

Candice Miller

Candice Miller(2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[6]March 31, 2012$1,039,724.91$67,674.47$(69,385.6)$1,038,013.78
July Quarterly[7]June 30, 2012$1,038,013.78$175,362.09$(84,849.13)$1,128,526.74
Running totals

Jerome George Quinn

Jerome Quinn (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[8]June 30, 2012$0.00$12,590.15$(3,540.21)$9,049.94
Running totals

District History


On November 2, 2010, Miller won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. She defeated Henry Yanez (D), Claude Beavers (L), and Candace R. Caveny (G) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House of Representatives, Michigan's 10th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCandice Miller Incumbent 72% 168,364
     Democratic Henry Yanez 25% 58,530
     Libertarian Claude Beavers 1.6% 3,750
     Green Candace R. Caveny 1.4% 3,286
Total Votes 233,930

See also

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