Michigan's 12th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Michigan's 12th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Debbie Dingell Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
John D. Dingell Democratic Party
John Dingell.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

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The 12th congressional district of Michigan will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Michigan is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[3][4][5]

Heading into the election the incumbent is John D. Dingell, Jr. (D), who was first elected in 1955. Prior to redistricting due to the 2010 census, he served as the representative of Michigan's 15th congressional district.

Michigan's 12th Congressional District is located in the southeastern region of the lower peninsula of Michigan in Detroit's inner suburbs to the north. It includes Washtersaw and Wayne counties.[6]


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August 5, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

District history


The 12th congressional district of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 15th district, John D. Dingell, Jr. won the election in the district.[7]

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"


On November 2, 2010, Sandy 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.[8]

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

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