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Michigan's 13th Congressional District elections, 2012

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Michigan's 13th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
August 7, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
John Conyers, Jr. Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Hansen Clarke Democratic Party
Hansen Clarke.jpg

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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 13th Congressional District of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

Democrat John Conyers, Jr. 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 Hansen Clarke (D), who was first elected to represent the 13th District in 2010, instead ran in the 14th District. John Conyers, Jr. (D), who was first elected to the 14th District in 1992 and previously represented the 1st District from 1965 until 1993, ran for re-election in the new 13th District.

This was the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Michigan's 13th Congressional District is located in the southeastern region of the lower penninsula of Michigan. It includes the east side of Detroit, portions of the city's near west side, the inner suburbs of River Rouge, Harper Woods, Ecorse, the downriver communities of Lincoln Park, and Wyandotte, as well as the upscale Grosse Pointe suburbs. It includes Wayne county.[3]

This is the 13th Congressional District prior to the 2010 redistricting.

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party John Conyers, Jr.Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Harry T. Sawicki
Libertarian Party Chris Sharer
Independent Martin Gray (UST)


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Note: Godfrey Dillard and Shanelle Jackson did not collect enough signatures to secure a spot on the ballot[8]

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 13th District became less Democratic because of redistricting.[9]

  • 2012: 80D / 20R
  • 2010: 82D / 18R

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 13th Congressional District has a PVI of D+34, which is the 7th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by Barack Obama (D), 87-13 percent over John McCain (R). In 2004, John Kerry (D) won the district 83-17 percent over George W. Bush (R).[10]

Election results

General Election

U.S. House, Michigan District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Conyers, Jr. Incumbent 82.8% 235,336
     Republican Harry T. Sawicki 13.6% 38,769
     Libertarian Chris Sharer 2.1% 6,076
     UST Martin Gray 1.4% 4,089
Total Votes 284,270
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Democratic Primary

Michigan's 13th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Conyers, Jr. 55.4% 38,371
Glenn Anderson 18.2% 12,586
Shanelle Jackson 12.6% 8,708
Bert Johnson 10% 6,928
John Goci 3.8% 2,664
Total Votes 69,257

Issues

Media

The following was a campaign ad released by John Conyers, Jr..[11]

John Conyers, Jr.


John Conyers, Jr., "This is John Conyers "[12]

Campaign donors

John Conyers, Jr.

John Conyers, Jr. (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]March 31, 2012$151,455.34$105,103.21$(124,062.62)$132,495.93
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2012$132,495.93$132,647.73$(265,143.66)$123,243.79
Running totals
$237,750.94$(389,206.28)

Glenn Anderson

Glenn Anderson (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[15]March 31, 2012$56,473.79$69,414.57$(51,420.32)$74,468.04
Running totals
$69,414.57$(51,420.32)

Bert Johnson

Bert Johnson (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]March 31, 2012$5,799.66$49,070.00$(13,466.18)$41,403.48
Running totals
$49,070$(13,466.18)

John Goci

John Goci (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[17]March 31, 2012$0.00$9,125.00$(3,625.71)$5,499.29
Running totals
$9,125$(3,625.71)

District History

2010

On November 2, 2010, Clarke won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated John Hauler (R), Heidi Peterson (L), George Corsetti (G), Duane Montgomery (I), and James Casha (Write-In) in the general election.[18]

U.S. House of Representatives, Michigan's 13th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHansen Clarke 79.4% 100,885
     Republican John Hauler 18.5% 23,462
     Libertarian Heidi Peterson 0.6% 815
     Green George Corsetti 0.8% 1,032
     Independent Duane Montgomery 0.7% 881
     Independent Alan Jacquemotte 0% 1
Total Votes 127,076

See also

External links

References

  1. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Michigan"
  2. Michigan Secretary of State, "2012 Registration Deadlines and Election Dates," accessed June 29, 2012
  3. Michigan Redistricting Map, "Map" accessed August 31, 2012
  4. "Anderson expected to enter 13th Congressional District race" October 28, 2011
  5. Secretary of State "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate List" May 31, 2012
  6. Secretary of State "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate List" May 31, 2012
  7. [http://www.freep.com/article/20120608/NEWS15/120608029/Shanelle-Jackson-13th-Congressional-District-signatures Detroit Free Press "A second signature count puts Shanelle Jackson back on ballot," June 8, 2012
  8. Detroit News "John Conyers challenger deemed ineligible for primary ballot" May 29, 2012
  9. "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Michigan," September 2012
  10. Cook Political Report, "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" accessed October 2012
  11. John Conyers, Jr. "Campaign Videos," accessed October 9, 2012
  12. YouTube channel
  13. Federal Election Commission, "John Conyers, Jr. April Quarterly," accessed July 2, 2012
  14. Federal Election Commission, "John Conyers, Jr. July Quarterly," accessed October 1, 2012
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Glenn Anderson April Quarterly," accessed July 2, 2012
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Bert Johnson April Quarterly," accessed July 2, 2012
  17. Federal Election Commission, "John Goci April Quarterly," accessed July 2, 2012
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013 accessed December 23, 2011