New York's 22nd Congressional District elections, 2012

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New York's 22nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 26, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Richard Hanna Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Maurice Hinchey Democratic Party
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 22nd congressional district of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 22nd congressional district prior to the 2011 redistricting.

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.[1]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Maurice Hinchey (D), who was first elected to the House in 1992. He is retiring instead of running for re-election in 2012.[2] Due to redistricting, 24th district incumbent Richard Hanna is running in the new 22nd.

Candidates

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

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 10 redistricting battles in the nation.[4]

District history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Maurice Hinchey was elected to the United States House. He defeated George K. Phillips (R who also ran on the Conservative Party ticket).[5]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 22 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMaurice Hinchey Incumbent 51% 98,661
     Republican George K. Phillips 45.9% 88,687
     Blank/Scattering 3.1% 6,010
Total Votes 193,358

See also

References