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{{modis3congtoc}}{{tnr}}The [[Missouri's 3rd Congressional District|3rd congressional district of Missouri]] held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
{{modis3congtoc}}{{tnr}}The [[Missouri's 3rd Congressional District|3rd Congressional District of Missouri]] held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
[[File:MO3.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 3rd congressional district prior to the [[Redistricting in Missouri |2011 redistricting]].]]
[[File:MO3.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 3rd congressional district prior to the [[Redistricting in Missouri |2011 redistricting]].]]
[[Blaine Luetkemeyer]] was re-elected on November 6, 2012.<ref>[ ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
[[Blaine Luetkemeyer]] was re-elected on November 6, 2012.<ref>[ ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>

Revision as of 17:33, 19 December 2013



Missouri's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
August 7, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Russ Carnahan Democratic Party
Russ Carnahan.jpg

Missouri U.S. House Elections
District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8

2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd Congressional District of Missouri held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 3rd congressional district prior to the 2011 redistricting.

Blaine Luetkemeyer was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[1]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 27, 2012
August 7, 2012
November 6, 2012

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

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by July 11. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 10.[2]

See also: Missouri elections, 2012

Incumbent: District 3 was an open seat heading into the November general election, as incumbent Russ Carnahan (D), who was first elected to the House in 2004, ran against Lacy Clay (D) in the primary for Missouri's 1st District.[3]

This was the first election which used new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Missouri's 3rd Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Lincolnm St. Charles, Franklin, Jefferson, Warren, Montgomery, Callaway, Osage, Gasconade, Maries, Cole, Miller, and Camden counties.[4]


Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been 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 Eric C. Mayer
Republican Party Blaine Luetkemeyer Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Steven Wilson

August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Candidate

Republican Party Republican Candidate

Libertarian Party Libertarian Candidate

Election Results

General Election

U.S. House, Missouri District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Eric C. Mayer 32.9% 111,189
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBlaine Luetkemeyer Incumbent 63.5% 214,843
     Libertarian Steven Wilson 3.7% 12,353
Total Votes 338,385
Source: Missouri Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Missouri

Missouri lost a congressional seat following the results of the 2010 Census, bringing its number of representatives down to eight. The redistricting trimmed the seat from St. Louis, changing up the 1st and 3rd congressional districts and upsetting their liberal democrat representatives, William Lacy Clay and Russ Carnahan, respectively. With Carnahan’s own home now in Clay’s 1st District, the two saw the new map as unfair. The new third district now contains much of the eliminated 9th District, represented by Blaine Luetkemeyer.

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

  • 2012: 40D / 60R
  • 2010: 41D / 59R

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. Missouri's 3rd Congressional District has a PVI of R+9, which is the 117th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 57-43 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 60-40 percent over John Kerry (D).[8]

District history


On November 2, 2010, Russ Carnahan was re-elected to the United States House for a fourth term. He defeated Ed Martin (R), Steven R. Hedrick (Libertarian), Nicholas J. ‘‘Nick Ivanovich (Constitution), and Brian Wallner (Write-in).[9]

United States House, Missouri General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRuss Carnahan Incumbent 48.9% 99,398
     Republican Ed Martin 46.7% 94,757
     Libertarian Steven R. Hedrick 2.8% 5,772
     Constitution Nicholas J. Nick Ivanovich 1.6% 3,155
     Write-in Brian Wallner 0% 3
Total Votes 203,085

Campaign donors

Blaine Luetkemeyer

Blaine Luetkemeyer (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]March 31, 2012$773,037.14$87,384.60$(32,689.98)$827,731.76
July Quarterly[11]June 30, 2012$827,731.76$105,701.00$(94,204.35)$839,228.41
Running totals

See also