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New York's 13th Congressional District elections, 2012

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The 13th congressional district of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

This is the 13th congressional district prior to the 2011 redistricting.

Candidates wishing to run must file by the signature filing deadline June 12, 2012. The primary elections will be held on September 11, 2012.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Michael Grimm (R), who was first elected to the House in 2010.

Candidates

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in New York

Following the results of the 2010 Census, New York lost two congressional seats, bringing its total number of representatives down from 29 to 27. A new map has yet to be finalized. According to a report in the Washington Post political blog "The Fix," New York is home one of the top ten redistricting battles in the nation.[1]

District history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Michael Grimm was elected to the United States House. He defeated Michael E. McMahon (D), the Conservative Party candidate, Blank/Scattering, and Tom Vendittelli (Libertarian).[2]

United States House, New York General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Grimm 42.5% 55,821
     Democratic Michael E. McMahon 46.2% 60,773
     Conservative 7% 9,203
     Blank/Scattering 3.6% 4,700
     Libertarian Tom Vendittelli 0.7% 929
Total Votes 131,426

See also

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