Ohio's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
March 6, 2012
John A. Boehner
John A. Boehner
- 1 Candidates
- 2 Election results
- 3 Race background
- 4 Impact of Redistricting
- 5 Campaign contributions
- 6 District History
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
- 9 References
|Candidate Filing Deadline||Primary Election||General Election|
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.
- See also: Ohio elections, 2012
Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was John A. Boehner (R), the current Speaker of the House, who has represented Ohio's 8th Congressional District since 1991. In 2012, he will be challenged in the primary by Tea Party candidate David Lewis
This was the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Ohio's 8th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes Darke, Miami, Clark, Preble, and Butler 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
March 6, 2012 primary results
|U.S. House, Ohio District 8 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||John A. Boehner Incumbent||99.2%||246,378|
|Write-In||James Condit Jr.||0.8%||1,938|
|Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, Ohio's 8th Congressional District Republican Primary Republican Primary, 2012|
|John Boehner Incumbent||83.8%||71,120|
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. Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.
Impact of Redistricting
- See also Redistricting in Ohio
- 4 percent from the 1st Congressional District
- 19 percent from the 7th Congressional District
- 77 percent from the 8th Congressional District
As of October 29, 2012, District 8 had the following partisan registration breakdown according to the Ohio Secretary of State:
|Ohio Congressional District 8|
|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. Ohio's 8th District partisan breakdown did not change because of redistricting.
- 2012: 35D / 65R
- 2010: 35D / 65R
Cook Political Report's PVI
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 8th Congressional District has a PVI of R+14, which is the 66th 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 64-36 percent over John Kerry (D).
|John Boehner (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||March 31, 2012||$4,786,109.81||$1,743,063.96||$(1,934,418.56)||$4,594,755.21|
|July Quarterly||July 15||$4,594,755.21||$3,565,251.54||$(5,663,161.75)||$2,496,845.00|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Ohio, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- United States Senate elections in Ohio, 2012
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, Ohio," accessed November 11, 2012
- Ohio Secretary of State, "FAQ," accessed June 29, 2012
- Dayton Daily News Man announces intent to run against Boehner December 6, 2011
- Ohio Redistricting Map, "Map" accessed August 9, 2012
- Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012," accessed April 25, 2012
- Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer, "Ohio's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"
- Labels & Lists, "VoterMapping software voter counts"
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Precinct-By-Precinct Data," March 6, 2012
- "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Ohio," September 2012
- Cook Political Report, "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" accessed October 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "John Boehner April Quarterly," accessed July 14, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "John Boehner July Quarterly," accessed October 5, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013