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{{ksdis3congtoc}}{{tnr}}The '''[[Kansas' 3rd congressional district|3rd congressional district of Kansas]]''' held an election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 6, 2012.
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{{ksdis3congtoc}}{{tnr}}The '''[[Kansas' 3rd Congressional District|3rd Congressional District of Kansas]]''' held an election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 6, 2012.
  
[[File:Kansas Congressional District 3 2000-2010.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 3rd congressional district prior to the [[Redistricting in Kansas|2010 redistricting]].]]
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[[File:Kansas Congressional District 3 2000-2010.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 3rd Congressional District prior to the [[Redistricting in Kansas|2010 redistricting]].]]
  
Incumbent [[Kevin Yoder]] (R) won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Kansas"]</ref>
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Incumbent [[Kevin Yoder]] (R) won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'', "2012 Election Map, Kansas"]</ref>
  
 
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|Primary date=August 7, 2012
 
|Primary date=August 7, 2012
 
|Primary=Kansas has a mostly [[closed primary]] system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members. In Kansas, however, Independent voters may choose to vote in the Democratic primary.
 
|Primary=Kansas has a mostly [[closed primary]] system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members. In Kansas, however, Independent voters may choose to vote in the Democratic primary.
|Voter registration=Voters had to register to vote in the primary by July 17. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 16,<ref>[http://www.kssos.org/elections/12elec/2012ElectionCalendar.pdf ''Kansas Secretary of State'' "2012 Election Calendar," Accessed July 25, 2012]</ref>
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|Voter registration=Voters had to register to vote in the primary by July 17. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 16.<ref>[http://www.kssos.org/elections/12elec/2012ElectionCalendar.pdf ''Kansas Secretary of State'', "2012 Election Calendar," accessed July 25, 2012]</ref>
 
|State=Kansas
 
|State=Kansas
 
|Incumbent=Heading into the election the incumbent was [[Kevin Yoder]] (R), who was first elected in 2010. He won re-election on November 6, 2012.}}
 
|Incumbent=Heading into the election the incumbent was [[Kevin Yoder]] (R), who was first elected in 2010. He won re-election on November 6, 2012.}}
  
This was the first election using [[Congressional redistricting maps implemented after the 2010 Census|new district maps based on 2010 Census data]]. [[Kansas' 3rd congressional district]] was located in eastern Kansas and encompasses Wyandotte and Johnson counties, which included the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, and portions of Douglas County, which includes part of Lawrence. The district includes Kansas City and the surrounding suburbs of Overland Park, Lenexa, Shawnee, and Olathe.<ref>[http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Congressional_redistricting_maps_implemented_after_the_2010_Census#tab=Kansas ''Kansas Redistricting Map'' "Map" Accessed August 30, 2012]</ref>
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This was the first election using [[Congressional redistricting maps implemented after the 2010 Census|new district maps based on 2010 Census data]]. [[Kansas' 3rd Congressional District]] was located in eastern Kansas and encompasses Wyandotte and Johnson counties, which included the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, and portions of Douglas County, which includes part of Lawrence. The district includes Kansas City and the surrounding suburbs of Overland Park, Lenexa, Shawnee, and Olathe.<ref>[http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Congressional_redistricting_maps_implemented_after_the_2010_Census#tab=Kansas ''Kansas Redistricting Map'', "Map" accessed August 30, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Candidates==
 
==Candidates==
{{Candidate list noteB|Date=October 1, 2012}}
 
  
 
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==Election Results==
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==Election results==
===General Election===
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::''See also: [[Redistricting in Kansas]]''
 
::''See also: [[Redistricting in Kansas]]''
  
The [[Kansas' 3rd congressional district|3rd district]] was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.<ref>[http://www.censusviewer.com/district-maps/2012/09/kansas-congressional-districts-comparison-2001-2011/ ''Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer'' "Kansas' congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"]</ref><ref>[http://www.votermapping.com ''Labels & Lists'' "VoterMapping software voter counts"]</ref>
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The [[Kansas' 3rd Congressional District|3rd District]] was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.<ref>[http://www.censusviewer.com/district-maps/2012/09/kansas-congressional-districts-comparison-2001-2011/ ''Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer'', "Kansas' congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"]</ref><ref>[http://www.votermapping.com ''Labels & Lists'', "VoterMapping software voter counts"]</ref>
*2 percent from the [[Kansas' 2nd congressional district|2nd congressional district]]
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*2 percent from the [[Kansas' 2nd Congressional District|2nd Congressional District]]
*98 percent from the [[Kansas' 3rd congressional district|3rd congressional district]]
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*98 percent from the [[Kansas' 3rd Congressional District|3rd Congressional District]]
 
===District partisanship===
 
===District partisanship===
 
====FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012 study====
 
====FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012 study====
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====Cook Political Report's PVI====
 
====Cook Political Report's PVI====
 
:''See also: [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index]]''
 
:''See also: [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index]]''
In 2012, ''Cook Political Report'' released its updated figures on the [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index|Partisan Voter Index]], which measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. [[Kansas' 3rd congressional district]] has a PVI of R+5, which is the 178th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by [[John McCain]] (R), 51-49 percent over [[Barack Obama]] (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 57-43 percent over [[John Kerry]] (D).<ref>[http://cookpolitical.com/application/writable/uploads/2012_PVI_by_District.pdf ''Cook Political Report'' "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" Accessed October 2012]</ref>
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In 2012, ''Cook Political Report'' released its updated figures on the [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index|Partisan Voter Index]], which measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. [[Kansas' 3rd Congressional District]] has a PVI of R+5, which is the 178th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by [[John McCain]] (R), 51-49 percent over [[Barack Obama]] (D). In 2004, [[George W. Bush]] (R) won the district 57-43 percent over [[John Kerry]] (D).<ref>[http://cookpolitical.com/application/writable/uploads/2012_PVI_by_District.pdf ''Cook Political Report'', "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" accessed October 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the [[United States Congress elections, 2012|2012 elections season]]. Below are Kevin Yoder's reports.
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Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2012|2012 elections season]]. Below are Kevin Yoder's reports.
 
{{Campaign finance reports
 
{{Campaign finance reports
|Name = Kevin Yoder (2012)<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H0KS03137 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Kevin Yoder Summary Report," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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|Name = Kevin Yoder (2012)<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H0KS03137 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Kevin Yoder Summary Report," accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
 
|Political Party = Republican  
 
|Political Party = Republican  
|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/168/12970902168/12970902168.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "April Quarterly" Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/168/12970902168/12970902168.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'', "April Quarterly" accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
 
|Date 1 = April 12, 2012  
 
|Date 1 = April 12, 2012  
 
|Beginning Balance 1 = 916224.02
 
|Beginning Balance 1 = 916224.02
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|Expenditures 1= 83192.44
 
|Expenditures 1= 83192.44
 
|Cash on Hand 1 = 1068724.52
 
|Cash on Hand 1 = 1068724.52
|Report 2 = July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/901/12971419901/12971419901.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "July Quarterly" Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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|Report 2 = July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/901/12971419901/12971419901.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'', "July Quarterly" accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
 
|Date 2 = July 13, 2012  
 
|Date 2 = July 13, 2012  
 
|Beginning Balance 2 = 1068724.52
 
|Beginning Balance 2 = 1068724.52
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==District history==
 
==District history==
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===2010===
 
===2010===
On November 2, 2010, [[Kevin Yoder]] won election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated Stephene Moore (D) and Jasmin Talbert (L) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" Accessed November 12, 2011]</ref>  
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On November 2, 2010, [[Kevin Yoder]] won election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated Stephene Moore (D) and Jasmin Talbert (L) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'', "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013 accessed November 12, 2011]</ref>  
  
 
{{Election box 2010
 
{{Election box 2010
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|Chamber= U.S. House, Kansas District 3 General Election
 
|party1=Republican
 
|party1=Republican
 
|party2=Democratic
 
|party2=Democratic
|party3=Liberterian
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|party3=Libertarian
 
|winner1=Kevin Yoder
 
|winner1=Kevin Yoder
 
|candidate2=Stephene Moore
 
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|votes3= 6846
 
|votes3= 6846
 
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
 
* [[United States House of Representatives elections in Kansas, 2012]]
 
* [[United States House of Representatives elections in Kansas, 2012]]
 
* [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2012]]
 
* [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2012]]
 
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [http://yoderforcongress.com/ Kevin Yoder's Campaign Website]
 
* [http://yoderforcongress.com/ Kevin Yoder's Campaign Website]
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Latest revision as of 15:00, 11 December 2014

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Kansas' 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
August 7, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Kevin Yoder Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Kevin Yoder Republican Party
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Kansas U.S. House Elections
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd Congressional District of Kansas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 3rd Congressional District prior to the 2010 redistricting.

Incumbent Kevin Yoder (R) won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.[1]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 11, 2012
August 7, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Kansas has a mostly closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members. In Kansas, however, Independent voters may choose to vote in the Democratic primary.

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by July 17. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 16.[2]

See also: Kansas elections, 2012

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Kevin Yoder (R), who was first elected in 2010. He won re-election on November 6, 2012.

This was the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Kansas' 3rd Congressional District was located in eastern Kansas and encompasses Wyandotte and Johnson counties, which included the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, and portions of Douglas County, which includes part of Lawrence. The district includes Kansas City and the surrounding suburbs of Overland Park, Lenexa, Shawnee, and Olathe.[3]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party No candidates filed to run
Republican Party Kevin YoderGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Joel Balam


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

No candidates declared an intent to run

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Candidates

Election results

U.S. House, Kansas District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Yoder Incumbent 68.5% 201,087
     Libertarian Joel Balam 31.5% 92,675
Total Votes 293,762
Source: Kansas Secretary of State "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Kansas

The 3rd District was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.[5][6]

District partisanship

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. Kansas' 3rd District became more Republican because of redistricting.[7]

  • 2012: 46D / 54R
  • 2010: 48D / 52R

Cook Political Report's PVI

See also: Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index

In 2012, Cook Political Report released its updated figures on the Partisan Voter Index, which measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. Kansas' 3rd Congressional District has a PVI of R+5, which is the 178th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 51-49 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 57-43 percent over John Kerry (D).[8]

Campaign donors

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Kevin Yoder's reports.

Kevin Yoder (2012)[9] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 12, 2012$916,224.02$235,692.94$(83,192.44)$1,068,724.52
July Quarterly[11]July 13, 2012$1,068,724.52$213,593.38$(129,965.56)$1,152,352.34
Running totals
$449,286.32$(213,158)


District history

Candidate ballot access
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2010

On November 2, 2010, Kevin Yoder won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Stephene Moore (D) and Jasmin Talbert (L) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Kansas District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Yoder 58.4% 136,246
     Democratic Stephene Moore 38.7% 90,193
     Libertarian Jasmin Talbert 2.9% 6,846
Total Votes 233,285

See also

External links

References