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Revision as of 14:14, 24 May 2012

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New York's 20th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 26, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Paul Tonko Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Chris Gibson 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 20th congressional district of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 20th congressional district prior to the 2011 redistricting.

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.[1]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Chris Gibson (R), who was first elected to the House in 2010. Due to redistricting, Gibson is running in the redrawn 19th district, and 21st district incumbent Paul Tonko is running in the new 20th.

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Working Families Party Independence Party of America Paul Tonko Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Conservative Party Robert Dieterich


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


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.

Under the redrawn map, the new 20th district contains a large amount territory currently represented by retiring Democrat Maurice Hinchey. The Cook Political Report has rated the race a tossup.[5]

District history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Chris Gibson was elected to the United States House. He also ran on the Conservative Party ticket. He defeated Scott Murphy (D).[6]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 20 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Gibson 53.2% 130,178
     Democratic Scott Murphy 43.7% 107,075
     Blank/Scattering 3.1% 7,515
Total Votes 244,768

See also

References