Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Review Articles: Nevada Congressional Seats
By Ballotpedia's Congressional team
The closest race in the general election was in Nevada's 3rd congressional district with Republican incumbent Joe Heck winning by a little over seven percentage points. The newly created 4th congressional district was won by Steven Horsford (D) with eight percentage points over Danny Tarkanian (R) in the general election.
Here are the candidates who won election from Nevada.
|District||General Election Candidates||Incumbent||2012 Winner||Partisan Switch?|
|1st|| Dina Titus
|Shelley Berkley||Dina Titus||No|
|2nd|| Samuel Koepnick
Michael L. Haines
|Mark Amodei||Mark Amodei||No|
|3rd|| John Oceguera
|Joe Heck||Joe Heck||No|
|4th|| Steven Horsford
Joseph P. Silvestri
|Members of the U.S. House from Nevada -- Partisan Breakdown|
|Party||As of November 2012||After the 2012 Election|
Margin of victory for winnersThere were a total of 4 seats up for election in 2012 in Nevada. 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|
|U.S. House, Nevada District 1 General Election||Dina Titus||32%||179,278||Chris Edwards|
|U.S. House, Nevada District 2 General Election||Mark Amodei||21.4%||281,449||Samuel Koepnick|
|U.S. House, Nevada District 3 General Election||Joe Heck||7.5%||272,523||John Oceguera|
|U.S. House, Nevada District 4 General Election||Steven Horsford||8%||240,492||Danny Tarkanian|
Both chambers of the United States Congress remain split after the November 6, 2012 election. Democrats increased their majority in the U.S. Senate while cutting into the Republicans majority in the U.S. House. Of the 435 candidates who won election to the U.S. House, 85 of them were challengers, which represents 19.5 percent of U.S. House members. Of those 85, 50 are Democratic and 35 are Republican. A total of 27 incumbents were defeated -- 10 Democratic and 17 Republican.
|2012 United States House General Election Results|
|Party||Total Winners||Incumbent Winners||Defeated Incumbents||Incumbent Re-Election Rate**||Non-Incumbent Winners|
|**Note: The incumbent re-election rate is calculated by dividing the total incumbents winners by the total incumbents who appeared on the general election ballot.|
- Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: Nevada Congressional Seats
- November 6, 2012 election results
- United States Congressional election results, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections in Nevada, 2012
- Nevada elections, 2012
- National contested primary average during the 2012 U.S. congressional elections