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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. On January 27, 2012, [[judgepedia:Gary Sharpe|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.<ref>[http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/judge-moves-congressional-primary-date-to-june/ ''New York Times'' "Judge Moves Congressional Primary Date to June," January 27, 2012]</ref>
 
Candidates wishing to run must file by the [[Signature_requirements_and_deadlines_for_2012_U.S._Congress_elections|signature filing deadline]] June 12, 2012. On January 27, 2012, [[judgepedia:Gary Sharpe|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.<ref>[http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/judge-moves-congressional-primary-date-to-june/ ''New York Times'' "Judge Moves Congressional Primary Date to June," January 27, 2012]</ref>
  
Heading into the election the incumbent is [[Gary Ackerman]] (D), who was first elected to the House in 1982. He is not seeking re-election in 2012.<ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ACKERMAN_RETIRES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-03-15-22-13-44 ''Associated Press'' "Feisty NY Democrat Rep. Gary Ackerman retiring," March 16, 2012]</ref> Instead, due to [[Redistricting in New York|redistricting]], [[New York's 6th district congressional elections, 2012|6th district]] incumbent [[Gregory Meeks]] will run in the 5th.
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Heading into the election the incumbent is [[Gary Ackerman]] (D), who was first elected to the House in 1982. He is not seeking re-election in 2012.<ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ACKERMAN_RETIRES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-03-15-22-13-44 ''Associated Press'' "Feisty NY Democrat Rep. Gary Ackerman retiring," March 16, 2012]</ref> Instead, due to [[Redistricting in New York|redistricting]], [[New York's 6th congressional district elections, 2012|6th district]] incumbent [[Gregory Meeks]] will run in the 5th.
  
 
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==Candidates==

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New York's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 26, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Gregory Meeks Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Gary Ackerman Democratic Party
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 5th congressional district of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 5th 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 Gary Ackerman (D), who was first elected to the House in 1982. He is not seeking re-election in 2012.[2] Instead, due to redistricting, 6th district incumbent Gregory Meeks will run in the 5th.

Candidates

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

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 one of the top 10 redistricting battles in the nation.[3]

District history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Gary Ackerman was re-elected to the United States House for a fifteenth term. He defeated James Milano (R who also ran on the Conservative Party ticket), and Elizabeth Berney (Tax Revolt).[4]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGary Ackerman Incumbent 59.7% 72,239
     Republican James Milano 34.3% 41,493
     Blank/Scattering 5.3% 6,396
     Tax Revolt Elizabeth Berney 0.7% 798
Total Votes 120,926

See also

References