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With the [[Redistricting in Illinois|2011 redistricting]], Illinois lost 1 of its current 19 House seats because the state's population failed to grow as fast as in other states.<ref name="redistricting"/> [[Illinois]] has had 11 [[Republican]] congressmen and 8 [[Democrats]] since the November 2010 election.<ref name="redistricting"/> The new map, designed by the dominant Democrats, could flip that advantage to as many as 12 Democrats and only six Republicans.<ref name="redistricting">[http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-illinois-whos-your-congressman-20120220,0,3450485.story ''Chicago Tribune'' "Odd geography in new Illinois congressional map:Millions of constituents will find their representative has changed" Accessed February 22, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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==District history==

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Illinois' 12th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
March 20, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
William Enyart Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Jerry F. Costello Democratic Party
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Illinois U.S. House Elections
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 12th congressional district of Illinois will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 12th congressional district prior to the 2010 redistricting.

Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of December 27, 2011. The primary elections will be held on March 20, 2012.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Jerry F. Costello (D), who was first elected in 1988. Costello will retire rather than run for re-election.[1]

Candidates

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

  • Brad Harriman: Former St. Clair County Regional Superintendent of Schools [2]
  • Chris Miller: Illinois political director of the Truman National Security Project and U.S. Army veteran of the Iraq War[3]
  • Kenneth Wiezer: Retired carpenter [4]

Republican Party Republican Primary

Note:Teri Newman was removed from the official candidate list on February 2, 2012.[8]

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Illinois

With the 2011 redistricting, Illinois lost 1 of its current 19 House seats because the state's population failed to grow as fast as in other states.[9] Illinois has had 11 Republican congressmen and 8 Democrats since the November 2010 election.[9] The new map, designed by the dominant Democrats, could flip that advantage to as many as 12 Democrats and only six Republicans.[9]

District history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jerry F. Costello won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Teri Newman (R) and Rodger Jennings (G) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 12th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerry F. Costello Incumbent 59.8% 121,272
     Republican Teri Newman 36.5% 74,046
     Green Rodger Jennings 3.6% 7,387
Total Votes 202,705


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