New York's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

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New York's 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 26, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Grace Meng Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Gregory W. Meeks 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 6th congressional district of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 6th congressional district prior to the 2011 redistricting.

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.[1]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Gregory W. Meeks (D), who was first elected to the House in 1998. Due to redistricting, Meeks will now run in the 5th district, and 5th district incumbent Gary Ackerman's territory would now be the 6th, but Ackerman is not seeking re-election in 2012.

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, Gregory W. Meeks was re-elected to the United States House for a seventh term. He defeated Asher E. Taub (R who also ran on the Conservative Party ticket).[4]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGregory W. Meeks Incumbent 76.3% 85,096
     Blank/Scattering 13.1% 14,651
     Republican Asher E. Taub 10.6% 11,826
Total Votes 111,573

See also

References