New York's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

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New York's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 26, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Steve Israel Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Peter T. King Republican Party
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd congressional district of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 3rd 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 Peter T. King (R), who was first elected to the House in 1992. Due to redistricting, King will run in New York's 2nd district in 2012, and 2nd district incumbent Steve Israel will run for the 3rd district seat.

Candidates

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

  • No candidates have declared an intent to run yet.

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 one of the top 10 redistricting battles in the nation.[2]

District history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Peter T. King was re-elected to the United States House for a tenth term. He defeated Howard A. Kudler (D).[3]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter T. King Incumbent 70.9% 131,674
     Democratic Howard A. Kudler 27.6% 51,346
     Blank/Scattering 1.5% 2,748
Total Votes 185,768

See also

References