New York's 20th Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
June 26, 2012
Candidates wishing to run must file by the signature filing deadline June 12, 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 Chris Gibson (R), who was first elected to the House in 2010.
- Chris Gibson: Incumbent
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.
Following New York's redistricting, the new 20th district contains a large amount territory currently represented by Democrat Maurice Hinchey. The Cook Political Report has rated the race a tossup.
According to a report in the Washington Post political blog "The Fix," New York is home one of the top 10 redistricting battles in the nation.
|U.S. House, New York Congressional District 20 General Election, 2010|
- United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- United States Senate elections in New York, 2012
- New York Times "Judge Moves Congressional Primary Date to June," January 27, 2012
- Capitol Confidential "Already, Joel Tyner for Congress," Accessed December 23, 2011
- Ithaca Journal "Redrawn congressional lines promise competitive races," March 22, 2012
- Washington Post, "The Fix," "Redistricting battles hit a fever pitch," June 3, 2011
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"