New York's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
June 26, 2012
Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline April 16, 2012. On January 27, 2012, Judge Gary Sharpe moved the primary date from September 11, 2012 to June 26, 2012 in order to allow for sufficient time to send absentee ballots to military voters.
Heading into the election the incumbent is Tim Bishop (D), who was first elected to the House in 2002.
General election candidates
June 26, 2012 primary results
With incumbent Tim Bishop (D) and Randy Altschuler (R) unopposed in their respective primaries, the 2012 general election looks to be a rematch of 2010, when Bishop beat Altschuler by a very narrow margin. Bishop is seen as one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the New York congressional delegation.
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.
|U.S. House, New York Congressional District 1 General Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Tim Bishop Incumbent||48.7%||98,316|
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- The Hill "NY Rep. Bishop asks for $100 to attend campaign kickoff," accessed December 22, 2011
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