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United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2012

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2012 U.S. House Elections in Missouri

Primary Date
August 7, 2012

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Missouri District Pages
District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8

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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2012 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Missouri took place on November 6, 2012. Voters elected eight candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's eight congressional districts.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 27, 2012
August 7, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Missouri 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 July 11. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 10.[1]

See also: Missouri elections, 2012


The Center for Voting and Democracy (Fairvote) projected that Democrats would win two districts while Republicans would win five seats. It did not make a projection for the remaining district.[2]

Primary competitiveness

See also: National contested primary average during the 2012 U.S. congressional elections

Missouri tied with Mississippi, Nevada, and Ohio for having the 15th most competitive congressional primaries in 2012, with 62.5% of major party primaries having been contested (10 out of 16). The national average was 54.31%.

Eight U.S. House incumbents sought re-election in Missouri in 2012. 6 of those 8 (75%) faced a primary challenger. Nationwide, 200 out of the 386 incumbents seeking re-election faced a primary challenger (51.81%).

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held six of the nine Congressional seats from Missouri. However, the state lost one seat after the 2010 census and elected eight representatives.

Members of the U.S. House from Missouri -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 3 2
     Republican Party 6 6
Total 9 8

Incumbents

Heading into the 2012 election, the incumbents for the nine congressional districts were:

Name Party District
Billy Long Ends.png Republican 7
Blaine Luetkemeyer Ends.png Republican 9
Emanuel Cleaver Electiondot.png Democratic 5
Jo Ann Emerson Ends.png Republican 8
Russ Carnahan Electiondot.png Democratic 3
Sam Graves Ends.png Republican 6
W. Todd Akin Ends.png Republican 2
Vicky Hartzler Ends.png Republican 4
William Lacy Clay Electiondot.png Democratic 1

Margin of victory for winners

There were a total of 8 seats up for election in 2012 in Missouri. The following table shows the margin of victory for each district winner, which is calculated by examining the percentage difference between the top-two vote getters. If the race was uncontested, the margin of victory is listed as 100%.

District Winner Margin of Victory Total Vote Top Opponent
Missouri, District 1 Democratic Party William Lacy Clay 60.8% 340,583 Robyn Hamlin
Missouri, District 2 Republican Party Ann Wagner 23% 394,448 Glenn Koenen
Missouri, District 3 Republican Party Blaine Luetkemeyer 30.6% 338,385 Eric C. Mayer
Missouri, District 4 Republican Party Vicky Hartzler 24.8% 318,723 Teresa Hensley
Missouri, District 5 Democratic Party Emanuel Cleaver 23.6% 330,936 Jacob Turk
Missouri, District 6 Republican Party Sam Graves 32.5% 333,688 Kyle Yarber
Missouri, District 7 Republican Party Billy Long 33% 318,731 Jim Evans
Missouri, District 8 Republican Party Jo Ann Emerson 47.4% 300,391 Jack Rushin

General election candidates

District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Democratic Party Lacy Clay
Republican Party Robyn Hamlin
Libertarian Party Robb E. Cunningham
William Lacy Clay Democratic Party Lacy Clay No
2nd Democratic Party Glenn Koenen
Republican Party Ann Wagner
Libertarian Party Bill Slantz
Constitution Party Anatol Zorikova
W. Todd Akin Republican Party Ann Wagner No
3rd Democratic Party Eric C. Mayer
Republican Party Blaine Luetkemeyer
Libertarian Party Steven Wilson
Russ Carnahan Republican Party Blaine Luetkemeyer Yes
4th Democratic Party Teresa Hensley
Republican Party Vicky Hartzler
Libertarian Party Thomas Holbrook
Constitution Party Greg Cowan
Vicky Hartzler Republican Party Vicky Hartzler No
5th Democratic Party Emanuel Cleaver
Republican Party Jacob Turk
Libertarian Party Randy Langkraehr
Emanuel Cleaver Democratic Party Emanuel Cleaver No
6th Democratic Party Kyle Yarber
Republican Party Sam Graves
Libertarian Party Russ Lee Monchil
Sam Graves Republican Party Sam Graves No
7th Democratic Party Jim Evans
Republican PartyBilly Long
Libertarian Party Kevin Craig
Billy Long Republican PartyBilly Long No
8th Democratic Party Jack Rushin
Republican Party Jo Ann Emerson
Libertarian Party Rick Vandeven
Jo Ann Emerson Republican Party Jo Ann Emerson No
9th District Removed in Redistricting Blaine Luetkemeyer N/A N/A

Candidates

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals will be added when official election results are certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

1st Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Lacy Clay Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Robyn Hamlin
Libertarian Party Robb E. Cunningham


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Candidate

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Glenn Koenen
Republican Party Ann Wagner Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Bill Slantz
Constitution Party Anatol Zorikova


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Note: Candidates Harold Whitfield and Glenn Koenen were separated by a small percentage of votes, with the race too close to call.[6] On August 9, 2012 Whitfield announced that he would request a recount, as the race was separated by less than 1 percent of the votes.[7] On September 13, 2012 the recount was completed and Koenen was declared the winner.[8]

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Candidate

Constitution Party Constitution Candidate

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Eric C. Mayer
Republican Party Blaine Luetkemeyer Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Steven Wilson


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Candidate

Republican Party Republican Candidate

Libertarian Party Libertarian Candidate

4th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Teresa Hensley
Republican Party Vicky Hartzler Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Thomas Holbrook
Constitution Party Greg Cowan


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Candidate

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Party

Constitution Party Constitution Candidate

5th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Emanuel Cleaver Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jacob Turk
Libertarian Party Randy Langkraehr


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Candidate

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Candidate

6th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Kyle Yarber
Republican Party Sam Graves Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Russ Lee Monchil


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Candidate

7th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jim Evans
Republican Party Billy Long Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Kevin Craig


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Candidate

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Candidate

8th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jack Rushin
Republican Party Jo Ann Emerson Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Rick Vandeven


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Todd Mahn[5] appeared on early candidate lists, but won't be appearing on the ballot.

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Candidate

See also

References

  1. Missouri Secretary of State "2012 Elections Calendar," Accessed July 25, 2012
  2. "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Missouri," September 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 Washington Post "Rep. Russ Carnahan files for primary against Rep. Lacy Clay in Missouri ," February 28, 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 AP Results "U.S. House in Missouri Results" accessed August 7, 2012
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 5.34 5.35 5.36 5.37 5.38 5.39 5.40 Missouri Secretary of State "Candidate Filing List" March 28, 2012
  6. AP Results "U.S. House Race in Missouri Election Results" accessed August 7, 2012
  7. Kansas City Star "Five Missouri primary races appear eligible for recount" accessed August 15, 2012
  8. KSDK "Glenn Koenen wins Democratic primary for Todd Akin's seat" accessed October 4, 2012
  9. The Hill "Missouri Republican Wagner formally launches 2012 House bid," accessed December 10, 2011
  10. AP Results "U.S. House in Missouri Results" accessed August 7, 2012
  11. Roll Call "Luetkemeyer Passes on Missouri Senate Bid," accessed December 15, 2011
  12. AP Results "Missouri U.S. House Results" accessed August 7, 2012
  13. Fox 4 Kansas City "Jason Greene Announces Candidacy for Missouri’s 5th Congressional Seat," accessed January 16, 2012
  14. 14.0 14.1 St. Joseph News-Press "Yarber launches 6th District bid," accessed December 15, 2011
  15. St. Louis Today "Sam Graves says no to running for U.S. Senate," accessed December 15, 2011
  16. AP Results "Missouri U.S. House Results" accessed August 7, 2012
  17. AP Results "U.S. House in Missouri Results" accessed August 7, 2012
  18. AP Results "Missouri U.S. House Results" accessed August 7, 2012