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New York's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

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The 4th congressional district of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

This is the 4th 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 Carolyn McCarthy (D), who was first elected to the House in 1996.

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, Carolyn McCarthy was re-elected to the United States House for an eighth term. She defeated Francis X. Becker, Jr. (R who also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party tickets).[3]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn McCarthy Incumbent 53.6% 94,483
     Republican Francis X. Becker, Jr. 46.4% 81,718
     Blank/Scattering 0% 52
Total Votes 176,253

See also

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