Florida's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
August 14, 2012
- 1 Candidates
- 2 Election Results
- 3 Race background
- 4 Impact of redistricting
- 5 District history
- 6 See also
- 7 External links
- 8 References
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Primary: Florida was one of 21 states to use a strictly closed primary system.
- See also: Florida elections, 2012
This was the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Florida's 3rd congressional district was located in northern Florida and included the counties of Hamilton, Columbia, Union, Bradford, Gilchrist, Dixie, Lafayette, Suwanee, Levy, and parts of Marion, Alachua, Clay, and Madison counties.
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General election candidates
August 14, 2012, primary results
|U.S. House, Florida District 3 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Jacques Rene Gaillot, Jr.||32.5%||102,468|
|Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
The primary took place on August 14.
|Florida's 3rd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012|
Blue vs. Red
Possible race ratings are:
Florida's 3rd district was a solidly Republican district.
In June 2012, Sabato's Crystal Ball rated Florida's 3rd as a solidly Republican district.
Impact of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in Florida
Prior to redistricting the 3rd district included portions of Alachua, Clay, Duval, Lake, Marion, Orange, Putnam, Seminole, and Volusia counties.
- 9 percent from the 2nd congressional district
- 2 percent from the 3rd congressional district
- 13 percent from the 4th congressional district
- 7 percent from the 5th congressional district
- 69 percent from the 6th congressional district
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. Florida's 3rd District became more Republican because of redistricting.
- 2012: 37D / 63R
- 2010: 40D / 60R
Cook Political Report's PVI
In 2012, Cook Political Report released its updated figures on the Partisan Voter Index, which measured each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. Florida's 3rd congressional district had a PVI of R+12, which was the 80th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 60-40 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 62-38 percent over John Kerry (D).
- United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- United States Senate elections in Florida, 2012
- Cliff Stearns' Campaign Website
- Ted Yoho's Campaign Website
- Updated Florida Congressional Districts List
- Florida 2012 Redistricting Map
- ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
- Florida Department of State "Register to Vote," Accessed April 25, 2012
- Florida Times Union "2 lawsuits follow Florida Senate's final passage of redistricting maps" Accessed February 14, 2012
- Politico "Cliff Stearns concedes in GOP primary," August 16, 2012
- Florida Times Union "Cliff Stearns was outworked by challenger Ted Yoho, many say," August 15, 2012
- Florida 2012 Redistricting Map "Map" Accessed July 5, 2012
- Florida Secretary of State "Candidate List" accessed March 22, 2012
- Gainsville Sun "Stearns says he will run in new 3rd Congressional District" accessed February 13, 2012
- St. Augustine.com "Congressional delegation has good fundraising quarter" accessed December 2, 2011
- Florida Secretary of State, "August 2012 Primary Election," Accessed September 4, 2012
- Center for Politics "2012 House Ratings," Updated June 27, 2012
- Roll Call "Race Ratings: Florida Offers Democrats Chances at Pickups" Accessed February 28, 2012
- Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer "Florida's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"
- Labels & Lists "VoterMapping software voter counts"
- "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Florida," September 2012
- Cook Political Report "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" Accessed October 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"