New York's 15th Congressional District elections, 2012

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The 15th congressional district of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

This is the 15th 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 Charlie Rangel (D), who was first elected to the House in 1992.

Candidates

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

  • No candidates have declared an intent to run yet.

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.[3]

District history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Charles B. Rangel was re-elected to the United States House for a tenth term. He defeated Blank/Scattering, Michel J. Faulkner (R), Craig Schley (Independence, Vote People Change), Roger Calero, (Socialist Worker), and the Conservative Party candidate.[4]

United States House, New York General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharles B. Rangel Incumbent 72.4% 91,225
     Blank/Scattering 10.8% 13,617
     Republican Michel J. Faulkner 8.5% 10,678
     Independence, Vote People Change Craig Schley 6.2% 7,803
     Socialist Worker Roger Calero 1.3% 1,647
     Conservative 0.9% 1,076
Total Votes 126,046

See also

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