Ohio's 12th Congressional District elections, 2012

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Ohio's 12th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
March 6, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Patrick J. Tiberi Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Patrick J. Tiberi Republican Party
Patrick Tiberi.jpg

Ohio U.S. House Elections
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 12th Congressional District of Ohio held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

Incumbent Patrick J. Tiberi won the election.[1]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
December 7, 2011
March 6, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Ohio has a mostly closed primary system, in which voters must vote in the same party's primary as in the previous election, or register with the other party to switch.

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by February 5. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 7.[2]

See also: Ohio elections, 2012

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Patrick J. Tiberi (R) who has served since 2001.

This was the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Ohio's 12th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes Richland, Morrow, Marion, Delaware, Franklin, Lickling, and Muskingum counties.[3]

This is the 8th Congressional District prior to the 2010 redistricting.


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General election candidates

Democratic Party James Reese
Republican Party Patrick J. TiberiGreen check mark transparent.png

March 6, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic primary

Republican Party Republican primary

Election results

General Election

U.S. House, Ohio District 12 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic James Reese 36.5% 134,605
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick J. Tiberi Incumbent 63.5% 233,869
Total Votes 368,474
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Democratic Primary

U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio-District 12 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Reese 69.9% 14,312
Doug Litt 30.1% 6,165
Total Votes 20,477

Republican Primary

U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio-District 12 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPat Tiberi Incumbent 77.9% 72,560
Bill Yarbrough 22.1% 20,610
Total Votes 93,170

Race background

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013.[5] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[5]

Impact of Redistricting

See also Redistricting in Ohio

The 12th District was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.[6][7]

Registration statistics

As of October 29, 2012, District 12 had the following partisan registration breakdown according to the Ohio Secretary of State:

Ohio Congressional District 12[8]
Congressional District District Total Democrats Republicans Other & Unaffiliated Advantage Party Advantage Change in Advantage from 2010
District 12 498,589 51,348 123,514 323,727 Republican 140.54% N/A
"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 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. Ohio's 12th District became more Republican because of redistricting.[9]

  • 2012: 42D / 58R
  • 2010: 50D / 50R

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. Ohio's 12th Congressional District has a PVI of R+8, which is the 132nd most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 55-45 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 60-40 percent over John Kerry (D).[10]

Campaign contributions

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

Patrick J. Tiberi

Patrick j. Tiberi (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]March 31, 2012$1,723,929.24$256,583.52$(313,467.73)$1,667,045.03
July Quarterly[12]July 15$1,667,045.03$516,182.76$(216,719.45)$1,966,508.34
Running totals

James Reese

James Reese (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]March 31, 2012$366.00$1,340.00$(1,652..15)$53.85
July Quarterly[14]July 15$53.85$7,311.10$(7,133.89)$231.06
Running totals

District History


On November 2, 2010, Tiberi won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Paula Brooks and Travis M. Irvine in the general election.[15]

U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio Congressional District 12 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick J. Tiberi Incumbent 55.8% 150,163
     Democratic Paula Brooks 41% 110,307
     Libertarian Travis M. Irvine 3.2% 8,710
Total Votes 269,180

See also