Nevada's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
June 12, 2012
- 1 Candidates
- 2 Election results
- 3 Impact of redistricting
- 4 District history
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 See also
- 7 References
|Candidate Filing Deadline||Primary Election||General Election|
Primary: Nevada 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 May 12, 2012. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 6, 2012.
- See also: Nevada elections, 2012
Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Mark Amodei (R), who was first elected to the House in a 2011 special election and won re-election on November 6, 2012.
This was the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Nevada's 2nd Congressional District was located in the northern portion of the state and included the counties of Washoe, Storey, Douglas, Churchill, Lander, Eureka, and Eiko. It also contained part of Lyon County and the capital of Carson City.
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General election candidates
June 12, 2012,, primary results
|U.S. House, Nevada District 2 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Mark Amodei Incumbent||57.6%||162,213|
|Independent||Michael L. Haines||4%||11,166|
|Independent American Party of Nevada||Russel Best||2.1%||6,051|
|Source: Nevada Secretary of State "U.S. House of Representatives Results"|
The primary was held on June 12, 2012.
|Nevada's 2nd Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012|
Impact of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in Nevada
Nevada gained a congressional seat following the 2010 Census, bringing its total representatives to four. After the 2011 redistricting, the 2nd District still covered the northern Nevada area, but roughly half of its territory made up the new 4th District.
As of October 25, 2012, District 2 had the following partisan registration breakdown according to the Nevada Secretary of State:
|Nevada Congressional District 2|
|Congressional District||District Total||Democrats||Republicans||Other & Unaffiliated||Advantage||Party Advantage||Change in Advantage from 2010|
|"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.|
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. Nevada's 2nd District became less Republican because of redistricting.
- 2012: 47D / 53R
- 2010: 46D / 54R
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. Nevada's 2nd Congressional District had a PVI of R+5, which was the 185th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by Barack Obama (D), 51-49 percent over John McCain (R). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 58-42 percent over John Kerry (D).
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|United States House, Nevada Special Election, 2011|
|Mark Amodei (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||March 31, 2012||$57,111.76||$53,016.13||$(21,025.22)||$89,102.67|
|Pre-primary||June 1, 2012||$89,102.67||$57,325.00||$(21,681.02)||$124,746.65|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2012||$124,746.65||$60,722.00||$(30,685.49)||$154,783.16|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2012||$154,783.16||$208,330.00||$(120,538.74)||$242,574.42|
No reports were available from the FEC as of October 18, 2012.
- United States House of Representatives elections in Nevada, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- United States Senate elections in Nevada, 2012
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, Nevada," accessed November 7, 2012
- Nevada Secretary of State, "Important Election Dates," accessed July 26, 2012
- Nevada Redistricting Map, "Map" accessed September 25, 2012
- Nevada Secretary of State "2012 Candidates Filed" March 17, 2012
- This Is Reno "Amodei will run for re-election, touts accomplishments in first 55 days in congress" accessed February 4, 2012
- Nevada Secretary of State, "2012 Congressional primary results," accessed May 5, 2014
- Nevada Secretary of State, "Congressional Voter Registration Statistics," May 18, 2012
- "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Nevada," September 2012
- Cook Political Report, "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" accessed October 2012
- Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller, Silver State Election, "U.S. House of Representatives, District 2 (Official)"
- Federal Election Commission, "Mark Amodei April Quarterly," accessed July 2, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Mark Amodei Pre-primary," accessed October 18, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Mark Amodei July Quarterly," accessed October 18, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Mark Amodei October Quarterly," accessed October 18, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Nevada CD2 Candidates" accessed October 18, 2012