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New York's 19th is considered to be Leaning Republican according to the ''New York Times'' race ratings.  Republican incumbent [[Chris Gibson]] is challenged by [[Julian Schreibman]] (D).  Gibson's district has gone from a Republican leaning district to a swing district, which Democrats believe they have a chance of securing.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/ratings/house ''New York Times'' "House Race Ratings," Accessed August 10, 2012]</ref>
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Two relatively unknown candidates sought the Democratic nod to face Republican incumbent [[Chris Gibson]] in the general election. Dutchess County legislator [[Joel Tyner]] faced former federal prosecutor [[Julian Schreibman]] in the June 26 Democratic primary.<ref name="rrr">[http://www.riverreporteronline.com/news/14/2012/06/20/tyner-and-schreibman-vie-hinchey%E2%80%99s-seat-both-claim-they-follow-his-progressive-le ''River Reporter Online'' "Tyner and Schreibman vie for Hinchey’s seat; both claim they follow his progressive lead," June 20, 2012]</ref>
 
Two relatively unknown candidates sought the Democratic nod to face Republican incumbent [[Chris Gibson]] in the general election. Dutchess County legislator [[Joel Tyner]] faced former federal prosecutor [[Julian Schreibman]] in the June 26 Democratic primary.<ref name="rrr">[http://www.riverreporteronline.com/news/14/2012/06/20/tyner-and-schreibman-vie-hinchey%E2%80%99s-seat-both-claim-they-follow-his-progressive-le ''River Reporter Online'' "Tyner and Schreibman vie for Hinchey’s seat; both claim they follow his progressive lead," June 20, 2012]</ref>

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New York's 19th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 26, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Chris Gibson Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Nan Hayworth Republican Party
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New York U.S. House Elections
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 19th congressional district of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 19th congressional district prior to the 2011 redistricting.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 16, 2012
June 26, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: New York has a closed primary system, meaning only registered members of a particular party may vote in that party's primary.

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by June 1. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 12, or October 26 in person.[1]

See also: New York elections, 2012

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Nan Hayworth (R), who was first elected to the House in 2010. Due to redistricting, Hayworth is running in the redrawn 18th district, and 20th district incumbent Chris Gibson is running in the new 19th.

Fusion voting

New York is one of eight states that have "electoral fusion" -- which allows more than one political party to support a common candidate. This creates a situation where one candidate will appear multiple times on the same ballot, for the same position. Electoral fusion was once widespread across the United States, but is now commonly practiced only in New York.

Opponents of fusion voting argue that the process results in dealmarking to ensure that patronage is rampant.[2] Proponents maintain that fusion voting allows for minor parties to actually make a difference during the election, allowing voters the opportunity to vote for a minority party platform but still affect the general election result.[3]

Candidates appearing in the general election will be listed below with colored dots corresponding to any party they will represent on the ballot.

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Working Families Party Julian Schreibman
Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of America Chris Gibson Green check mark transparent.png


June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Working Families Party Working Families Primary

Independence Party of America Independence candidate


Race background

General election

New York's 19th is considered to be Leaning Republican according to the New York Times race ratings. Republican incumbent Chris Gibson is challenged by Julian Schreibman (D). Gibson's district has gone from a Republican leaning district to a swing district, which Democrats believe they have a chance of securing.[7]

Democratic primary

Two relatively unknown candidates sought the Democratic nod to face Republican incumbent Chris Gibson in the general election. Dutchess County legislator Joel Tyner faced former federal prosecutor Julian Schreibman in the June 26 Democratic primary.[8]

The two agreed on many issues. Tyner made opposition to hydrofracking -- a controversial method of oil and natural gas recovery -- a main theme of his campaign, but Schreibman also said he opposes the technique "100%."[9] Both candidates also have said they will not be yes-men for President Barack Obama.[9] And each had the similar goal of protecting Social Security.[8] On health care, there was some differentiation, as Tyner called for a single-payer system, while Schreibman supported "universal access to health care" and favored the health care legislation already passed and known as "Obamacare."[10]

Schreibman has been endorsed by retiring Representative Maurice Hinchey,[8] and argued that he was the more electable candidate[10] in the Republican-leaning district.[11] He also said he has a greater fundraising capability, which would help battle "an avalanche of unregulated corporate money" in the general election.[12]

But Tyner was quick to criticize the sources of Schreibman's campaign contributions as coming from "investors."[9] He also highlighted his own history of being elected to his county seat despite being in a heavily Republican area, while Schreibman's stint as county Democratic chairman saw party losses in the state Legislature.[12]

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. According to a report in the Washington Post political blog "The Fix," New York was one of the top 10 redistricting battles in the nation.[13]

District history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Nan Hayworth was elected to the United States House. She also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party tickets. She defeated John J. Hall (D).[14]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 19 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNan Hayworth 51% 109,956
     Democratic 45.8% 98,766
     Blank/Scattering 3.3% 7,016
Total Votes 215,738

See also

References