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Candidates wishing to run must file by the [[Signature_requirements_and_deadlines_for_2012_U.S._Congress_elections|signature filing deadline]] June 12, 2012. The primary elections will be held on September 11, 2012.
 
Candidates wishing to run must file by the [[Signature_requirements_and_deadlines_for_2012_U.S._Congress_elections|signature filing deadline]] June 12, 2012. The primary elections will be held on September 11, 2012.
  
Heading into the election the incumbent is [[Brian Higgins]] (D), who was first elected to the House in 2004.
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Heading into the election the incumbent is [[Kathy Horchul]] (D), who was first elected to the House in a special election on May 24, 2011.
  
 
==Candidates==
 
==Candidates==
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==District history==
 
==District history==
===2010===
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===2011===
On November 2, 2010, Brian Higgins was re-elected to the [[United States House]] for a fourth term. He defeated Leonard A. Roberto ([[Republican|R]]), the Conservative, Taxpayers candidate, and Blank/Scattering.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>  
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On May 24, 2011, [[Kathy Horchul]] won a special election to represent New York's largely conservative 26th Congressional district. She defeated Republican [[Jane Corwin]].<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/25/nyregion/democrat-capture-house-seat-in-special-election.html?_r=2&hp ''New York Times'' "Democrats Capture House Seat in Special Election," Accessed December 26, 2011]</ref>
 
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|Chamber= United States House, New York General Election
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|party1= Democratic
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|party2= Republican
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|party3= Conservative, Taxpayers
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|party4= Blank/Scattering
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|winner1 = Brian Higgins
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Leonard A. Roberto
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|candidate3 =
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|candidate4 =
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|votes1 = 119085
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|votes2 = 63015
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|votes3 = 13305
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|votes4 = 10492
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}}
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==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 12:47, 26 December 2011

The 26th congressional district of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

This is the 26th congressional district prior to the 2011 redistricting.

Candidates wishing to run must file by the signature filing deadline June 12, 2012. The primary elections will be held on September 11, 2012.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Kathy Horchul (D), who was first elected to the House in a special election on May 24, 2011.

Candidates

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

  • No candidates have declared an intent to run yet.

Republican Party Republican Primary

  • No candidates have declared an intent to run yet.

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.[1]

District history

2011

On May 24, 2011, Kathy Horchul won a special election to represent New York's largely conservative 26th Congressional district. She defeated Republican Jane Corwin.[2]

See also

References