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Georgia's 12th Congressional District

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Georgia's 12th congressional district
Current incumbentJohn Barrow Democratic Party
Population704,537
Gender49.4% Male, 50.6% Female
Race59.1% White, 35.1% Black, 1.6% Asian, 0.2% Native American
Ethnicity5.4% Hispanic
Unemployment9.8%
Median household income$39,950
High school graduation rate82.2%
College graduation rate19.3%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Georgia's 12th Congressional District covers much of the east central parts of the state.[1]

Previously, the district ran from the city of Augusta southeast, along the state's border with South Carolina, to the city of Savannah, taking in such cities as Statesboro, Vidalia, and Milledgeville. The district stretched westward from this boundary, anywhere from 80 to 120 miles, with its westernmost point coming within 20 miles of Macon.

The current representative of the 12th congressional district is John Barrow (D)

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia's 12th congressional district elections, 2014

The 12th congressional district of Georgia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. The National Republican Congressional Committee listed John Barrow's seat as one of seven early targets in the 2014 congressional elections.[2] The seven targets align perfectly with the seven most Republican districts currently held by Democrats, according to FairVote's partisanship index. Barrow's district ranks as the 4th most Republican (41% D).[3]

2012

See also: Georgia's 12th congressional district elections, 2012

The 12th congressional district of Georgia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent John Barrow won re-election in the district.[4]

U.S. House, Georgia District 12 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Barrow Incumbent 53.7% 139,148
     Republican Lee Anderson 46.3% 119,973
Total Votes 259,121
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, John Barrow won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Raymond McKinney (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Georgia District 12 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Barrow incumbent 56.6% 92,459
     Republican Raymond McKinney 43.4% 70,938
Total Votes 163,397

2008
On November 4, 2008, John Barrow won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Stone (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Georgia District 12 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Barrow incumbent 66% 164,562
     Republican John Stone 34% 84,773
Total Votes 249,335

2006
On November 7, 2006, John Barrow won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Max Burns (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Georgia District 12 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Barrow incumbent 50.3% 71,651
     Republican Max Burns 49.7% 70,787
Total Votes 142,438

2004
On November 2, 2004, John Barrow won election to the United States House. He defeated Max Burns (R) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Georgia District 12 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Barrow 51.8% 113,036
     Republican Max Burns incumbent 48.2% 105,132
Total Votes 218,168

2002
On November 5, 2002, Max Burns won election to the United States House. He defeated Champ Walker (D) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Georgia District 12 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMax Burns 55.2% 77,479
     Democratic Champ Walker 44.8% 62,904
Total Votes 140,383

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 12th congressional district of Georgia after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Georgia

In 2011, the Georgia State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

On August 22, 2011, Georgia Republican leadership released their proposed Congressional redistricting map. Due to population growth, Georgia gained a 14th Congressional district following the 2010 census. The new district, according to the plan, was to be located in the northwestern part of the state.[10] U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R) was drawn into the new district, leaving his former 9th District seat open in 2012. The new 9th District leans Republican.[10] In addition, the plan displaced US Rep. John Barrow (D), but Barrow (who has been displaced before) planned to move in order to remain in the 12th District.[10] US Rep. Sanford Bishop's (D) district became a majority-minority district. Also, U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey's (R) 11th District picked up part of Atlanta. Overall, the plan was expected to bolster the Republican majority in the state's Congressional delegation.[10]

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