Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
March 13, 2012
- 1 Candidates
- 2 Election results
- 3 Impact of Redistricting
- 4 District History
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 See also
- 7 External links
- 8 References
|Candidate Filing Deadline||Primary Election||General Election|
Primary: Mississippi has an open primary system, meaning any registered voter can vote in any party's primary.
Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by February 11, 2012. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 6, 2012.
- See also: Mississippi elections, 2012
Incumbent: Heading into the election was incumbent Gregg Harper (R), who has served since 2009.
This was the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Oktibbeha, Noxubee, Kemper, Neshoba, Lauderdale, Newton, Scott, Rankin, Madison, Simpson, Smith, Lauderdale, Clarke, Jasper, Covington, Jefferson Davis, Lawrence, Lincoln, Walthall, Pike, Amite, Franklin, Wilkinson, and Adams counties.
Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.
General election candidates
- Gregg Harper
- John Luke Pannell
|U.S. House, Mississippi District 3 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Gregg Harper Incumbent||80%||234,717|
|Reform||John Luke Pannell||20%||58,605|
|Source: Mississippi Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House of Representatives-Mississippi District 3 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Gregg Harper Incumbent||91.8%||78,667|
Impact of Redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in Mississippi
- 2 percent from the 2nd Congressional District
- 95 percent from the 3rd Congressional District
- 3 percent from the 4th 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. Mississippi's 3rd District became less Republican because of redistricting.
- 2012: 35D / 65R
- 2010: 34D / 66R
Cook Political Report's PVI
In 2012, Cook Political Report released its updated figures on the Partisan Voter Index, which measured each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District had a PVI of R+15 which was the 50th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 61-39 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 66-34 percent over John Kerry (D).
|Gregg Harper (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||March 31, 2012||$157,404.45||$111,190.00||$(52,989.45)||$215,605.00|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2012||$215,605.00||$101,744.60||$(81,561.40)||$235,788.20|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- United States Senate elections in Mississippi, 2012
- ABC News, "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2012 Elections Calendar," accessed July 25, 2012
- Mississippi Redistricting Map, "Map" accessed August 30, 2012
- Fox 10 TV "Democrats pick 2 for Congress races," September 6, 2012
- "Fields fill up for Mississippi congressional races" January 13, 2012
- Mississippi Secretary of State "2012 Candidate Qualifying List" accessed January 24, 2012
- Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer, "Mississippi's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"
- Labels & Lists, "VoterMapping software voter counts"
- , "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Mississippi," 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 accessed December 3, 2011
- Federal Election Commission, "Gregg Harper April Quarterly," accessed July 2, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Gregg Harper July Quarterly," accessed October 1, 2012