New York's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
June 26, 2012
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.
Heading into the election the incumbent is Bob Turner (R), who was first elected to the House in 2011. Due to redistricting, Turner is instead running for U.S. Senate Redistricting puts 11th district incumbent Yvette Clarke into the new 9th.
- Yvette Clarke: 11th district incumbent
- 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, but the 9th district has been anticipated to be one of the ones eliminated.
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.
On September 13, 2011, Bob Turner won a special election to the United States House.
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- New York Times "Judge Moves Congressional Primary Date to June," January 27, 2012
- NY Daily News "Breaking: Rep. Bob Turner To Challenge Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand - Source," March 13, 2012
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- Washington Post, "The Fix," "Redistricting battles hit a fever pitch," June 3, 2011