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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.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/redistricting-battles-hit-a-fever-pitch/2011/06/03/AGN7h7HH_blog.html ''Washington Post, "The Fix,"'' "Redistricting battles hit a fever pitch," June 3, 2011]</ref>
 
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.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/redistricting-battles-hit-a-fever-pitch/2011/06/03/AGN7h7HH_blog.html ''Washington Post, "The Fix,"'' "Redistricting battles hit a fever pitch," June 3, 2011]</ref>
  
[[Redistricting in New York|redistricting]] has made the district even more solidly Democratic.<ref>[http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/category/2012-house/ ''Sabato Crystal Ball'' "2012 House Ratings," June 13, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.buffalonews.com/city/politics/article793418.ece ''Buffalo News'' "GOP’s Madigan steps up to challenge Higgins," April 3, 2012]</ref>
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[[Redistricting in New York|Redistricting]] has made the district even more solidly Democratic.<ref>[http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/category/2012-house/ ''Sabato Crystal Ball'' "2012 House Ratings," June 13, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.buffalonews.com/city/politics/article793418.ece ''Buffalo News'' "GOP’s Madigan steps up to challenge Higgins," April 3, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==District history==
 
==District history==

Revision as of 17:12, 21 June 2012

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New York's 26th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 26, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Brian Higgins Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Kathy Hochul Democratic 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 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 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 Kathy Hochul (D), who was first elected to the House in a special election on May 24, 2011. Due to redistricting, Hochul is running in the redrawn 27th district, and 27th district incumbent Brian Higgins is running in the new 26th.

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Working Families Party Brian Higgins Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of America Michael Madigan


June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate Note:Dave Schnittker did not appear on the ballot.[5]

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. 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]

Redistricting has made the district even more solidly Democratic.[7][8]

District history

2011

On May 24, 2011, Kathy Hochul won a special election to represent New York's largely conservative 26th Congressional district. She defeated Republican Jane Corwin.[9]

See also

References