New York's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
June 26, 2012
Peter T. King
Candidates wishing to run must 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.
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 (D) will run for the 3rd district seat.
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.
|U.S. House, New York Congressional District 3 General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Peter T. King Incumbent||70.9%||131,674|
|Democratic||Howard A. Kudler||27.6%||51,346|
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- New York Times "Judge Moves Congressional Primary Date to June," January 27, 2012
- New York Board of Elections "Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," April 17, 2012
- Washington Post, "The Fix," "Redistricting battles hit a fever pitch," June 3, 2011
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"