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New York's 25th is considered to be Leaning Democratic according to the ''New York Times'' race ratings.  Democratic incumbent [[Louise Slaughter]] is challenged by [[Maggie Brooks]] (R), in a more conservative district due to redistricting.  Questions about the 82-year-old incumbent's health also aid her Republican opponent in the race.<ref>[ ''New York Times'' "House Race Ratings," Accessed August 10, 2012]</ref>
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Revision as of 17:03, 10 August 2012



New York's 25th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 26, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Louise Slaughter Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Ann Marie Buerkle Republican Party
Ann Marie Buerkle.jpg

New York U.S. House Elections
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 25th congressional district of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 25th 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 Ann Marie Buerkle (R), who was first elected to the House in 2010. Due to redistricting, Buerkle is running in the redrawn 24th district; 28th district incumbent Louise Slaughter is running in the new 25th.

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.


General election candidates

Democratic Party Working Families Party Louise Slaughter Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of America Maggie Brooks

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 25th is considered to be Leaning Democratic according to the New York Times race ratings. Democratic incumbent Louise Slaughter is challenged by Maggie Brooks (R), in a more conservative district due to redistricting. Questions about the 82-year-old incumbent's health also aid her Republican opponent in the race.[5]

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.[6]

District history


On November 2, 2010, Ann Marie Buerkle was elected to the United States House. She also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party tickets. She defeated Daniel B. Maffei (D).[7]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 25 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAnn Marie Buerkle 48.5% 104,602
     Democratic Daniel B. Maffei 48.2% 103,954
     Blank/Scattering 3.3% 7,057
Total Votes 215,613

See also