Michigan's 12th Congressional District elections, 2012

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Michigan's 12th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
August 7, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
John D. Dingell Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Sandy Levin Democratic Party
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 12th congressional district of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

Democrat John D. Dingell won the election.[1]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 15, 2012
August 7, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Michigan has an open primary system, meaning any registered voter can vote in any party's primary.

Voter registration: Voters were required to register to vote in the primary by July 9. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 9.[2]

See also: Michigan elections, 2012

Incumbent: Incumbent Sander Levin (D), who has represented the 12th district since 1993 will be not be seeking re-election due to redistricting and will instead be seeking election in Michigan's 9th congressional district. Democrat John D. Dingell, who has represented the district since 2003 and previously from 1955 until 1965, and previously represented the 16th district from 1965 until 2003, will seek re-election here.

This was the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Michigan's 12th congressional district is located in the southeastern region of the lower penninsula of Michigan in Detroit's inner suburbs to the north. It includes Washtersaw and Wayne counties.[3]

This is the 12th congressional district prior to the 2010 redistricting.

Candidates

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals will be added when official election results are certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

General election candidates

Democratic Party John D. DingellGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Cynthia Kallgren
Libertarian Party Richard Secula


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Impact of Redistricting

See also Redistricting in Michigan

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. Michigan's 12th District became more Democratic because of redistricting.[7]

  • 2012: 64D / 36R
  • 2010: 63D / 37R

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. Michigan's 12th congressional district has a PVI of D+14, which is the 76th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by Barack Obama (D), 68-32 percent over John McCain (R). In 2004, John Kerry (D) won the district 62-38 percent over George W. Bush (R).[8]

Election Results

General Election

U.S. House, Michigan District 12 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn D. Dingell Incumbent 67.9% 216,884
     Republican Cynthia Kallgren 29% 92,472
     Libertarian Richard Secula 3.1% 9,867
Total Votes 319,223
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Republican Primary

Michigan's 12th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCynthia Kallgren 50.8% 12,028
Karen Jacobsen 49.2% 11,670
Total Votes 23,698

Democratic Primary

Michigan's 12th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Dingell 78.6% 41,116
Daniel Marcin 21.4% 11,226
Total Votes 52,342

Campaign donors

John Dingell, Jr.

John Dingell, Jr. (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]March 31, 2012$281,770.84$108,632.71$(145,168.02)$245,235.53
Running totals
$108,632.71$(145,168.02)

Daniel Marcin

Daniel Marcin (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]March 31, 2012$0.00$4,495.00$(2,082.63)$2,412.37
Running totals
$4,495$(2,082.63)


Cynthia Kallgren

Cynthia Kallgren (2012)[11] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Pre-Primary Report[12]August 3, 2012$2,470.83$745.93$(2,160.38)$1,056.38
July Quarterly[13]June 13, 2012$0.00$7,463.87$(4,575.44)$2,888.43
Running totals
$8,209.8$(6,735.82)

Karen Jacobsen

Karen Jacobsen (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]March 31, 2012$1,640.80$58,340.00$(11,377.09)$48,603.71
Running totals
$58,340$(11,377.09)

District History

2010

On November 2, 2010, Levin won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Don Volaric (R),Leonard Schwartz (L), Les Townsend (U.S. Taxpayers), Julia Williams (G), and Alan Jacquemotte (Natural Law) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House of Representatives, Michigan's 12th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSandy Levin Incumbent 61.1% 124,671
     Republican Don Volaric 35% 71,372
     Libertarian Leonard Schwartz 1.1% 2,342
     U.S. Taxpayers Les Townsend 1.1% 2,285
     Green Julia Williams 1.5% 3,038
     Natural Law Alan Jacquemotte 0.2% 409
Total Votes 204,117

See also

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