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'''RICHMOND: [[Virginia]]:''' Virginia has 11 [[United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia, 2012|U.S. House seats]] and one [[United States Senate elections in Virginia, 2012|U.S. Senate seat]] on the ballot in [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2012|2012]]. All 11 incumbents are running for re-election in their same districts. Each of the 11 districts has at least two candidates on the ballot, the [[Virginia's 11th congressional district elections, 2012|11th congressional district]] has the most candidates with a total of six candidates seeking to be elected.  
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'''RICHMOND: [[Virginia]]:''' Virginia has 11 [[United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia, 2012|U.S. House seats]] and one [[United States Senate elections in Virginia, 2012|U.S. Senate seat]] on the ballot in [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2012|2012]]. All 11 incumbents are running for re-election in their same districts. Each of the 11 districts has at least two candidates on the ballot, the [[Virginia's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012|11th Congressional District]] has the most candidates with a total of six candidates seeking to be elected.  
  
According to the ''New York Times'', Virginia's [[Virginia's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|2nd congressional district]] is considered the only competitive seat in the upcoming election. It is currently a Republican held seat.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/ratings/house ''The New York Times'', "2012 House Race Ratings," Accessed October 29, 2012]</ref> ''Real Clear Politics'' further states that the seat is ranked 49th, out of 50, to change parties in the election.<ref>[http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/election_2012/battle_for_congress.html ''Real Clear Politics'', "Election 2012: Senate, House & Governor Races," Accessed October 29, 2012]</ref> The most competitive race will occur for the [[United States Senate elections in Virginia, 2012|U.S. Senate]], with former governors [[Tim Kaine]] (D) and [[George Allen]] (R) battling for the seat, which ultimately could determine which party controls the chamber.
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According to the ''New York Times'', Virginia's [[Virginia's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012|2nd Congressional District]] is considered the only competitive seat in the upcoming election. It is currently a Republican held seat.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/ratings/house ''The New York Times'', "2012 House Race Ratings," accessed October 29, 2012]</ref> ''Real Clear Politics'' further states that the seat is ranked 49th, out of 50, to change parties in the election.<ref>[http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/election_2012/battle_for_congress.html ''Real Clear Politics'', "Election 2012: Senate, House & Governor Races," accessed October 29, 2012]</ref> The most competitive race will occur for the [[United States Senate elections in Virginia, 2012|U.S. Senate]], with former governors [[Tim Kaine]] (D) and [[George Allen]] (R) battling for the seat, which ultimately could determine which party controls the chamber.
  
 
Currently, the Democratic Party holds three Congressional seats and the Republican Party holds eight.  
 
Currently, the Democratic Party holds three Congressional seats and the Republican Party holds eight.  
  
In [[Virginia]], the polls are open at 6 AM and close at 7 PM local time.<ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/cms/Misc/Frequently_Asked_Questions.html ''Virginia State Board of Elections'' "Frequently Asked Questions"]</ref>
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In [[Virginia]], the polls are open at 6 AM and close at 7 PM local time.<ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/cms/Misc/Frequently_Asked_Questions.html ''Virginia State Board of Elections'', "Frequently Asked Questions"]</ref>
  
 
''See also: [[State Poll Opening and Closing Times (2012)]]''
 
''See also: [[State Poll Opening and Closing Times (2012)]]''
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The newly drawn [[Redistricting in Virginia|redistricting map]] is expected to protect most of the incumbents in their re-election bid. The [[Virginia's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|2nd]] and [[Virginia's 5th congressional district elections, 2012|5th]] districts are considered close, according to ''[[FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012|Fairvote's projections]].''
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The newly drawn [[Redistricting in Virginia|redistricting map]] is expected to protect most of the incumbents in their re-election bid. The [[Virginia's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012|2nd]] and [[Virginia's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012|5th]] districts are considered close, according to ''[[FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012|Fairvote's projections]].''
  
 
Here is a complete list of U.S. House candidates appearing on the general election ballot in Virginia:  
 
Here is a complete list of U.S. House candidates appearing on the general election ballot in Virginia:  
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Latest revision as of 07:52, 7 May 2014

October 30, 2012

By Ballotpedia's Congressional team

Virginia's Congressional Elections in 2012
U.S. Senate Election? U.S. House seats Possible competitive races?
Yes 11 1

RICHMOND: Virginia: Virginia has 11 U.S. House seats and one U.S. Senate seat on the ballot in 2012. All 11 incumbents are running for re-election in their same districts. Each of the 11 districts has at least two candidates on the ballot, the 11th Congressional District has the most candidates with a total of six candidates seeking to be elected.

According to the New York Times, Virginia's 2nd Congressional District is considered the only competitive seat in the upcoming election. It is currently a Republican held seat.[1] Real Clear Politics further states that the seat is ranked 49th, out of 50, to change parties in the election.[2] The most competitive race will occur for the U.S. Senate, with former governors Tim Kaine (D) and George Allen (R) battling for the seat, which ultimately could determine which party controls the chamber.

Currently, the Democratic Party holds three Congressional seats and the Republican Party holds eight.

In Virginia, the polls are open at 6 AM and close at 7 PM local time.[3]

See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times (2012)

U.S. Senate

Incumbent Jim Webb (D) chose not to run for re-election. Democratic candidate Tim Kaine did not face any opponents in the June 12 primary while Republican candidate George Allen defeated three other candidates to get the nomination. Recent polls conducted prior to the election have Kaine with a slight lead. Allen is seeking to reclaim the seat that he lost to Webb in the 2006 general election.

State General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
Virginia Class 1 Senate seat Democratic Party Tim Kaine
Republican Party George Allen
Jim Webb Pending Pending

U.S. House

The newly drawn redistricting map is expected to protect most of the incumbents in their re-election bid. The 2nd and 5th districts are considered close, according to Fairvote's projections.

Here is a complete list of U.S. House candidates appearing on the general election ballot in Virginia:

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Members of the U.S. House from Virginia -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 3 3
     Republican Party 8 8
Total 11 11

 Congressional Redistricting Map 

For more information, view Redistricting in Virginia.

Articles

See also

Virginia

References