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New York's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012

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New York's 9th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 26, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Yvette Clarke Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Bob Turner Republican 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 9th congressional district of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 9th congressional district prior to the 2011 redistricting.

Candidates wishing to run were required to 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 Bob Turner (R), who was first elected to the House in 2011. Due to redistricting, Turner is instead running for U.S. Senate[2] Redistricting puts 11th district incumbent Yvette Clarke into the new 9th.


General election candidates

Democratic Party Working Families Party Yvette Clarke Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Conservative Party Daniel Cavanagh
Green Party Vivia Morgan

June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Conservative Party Conservative candidate

Working Families Party Working Families candidate

Green Party Green candidate

Race background

Democratic primary

Attorney Sylvia Kinard is challenging incumbent Yvette Clarke in the June 26 Democratic primary. Kinard, who is also a minister, formerly worked as Senior Legislative Attorney for the New York City Council.[4] She says she is focused on addressing local concerns of unemployment and education. Kinard wants to ensure government jobs aren't outsourced, and support small businesses. She also says she would fight to bring more education arts funding to New York.[5]

President Barack Obama has backed Clarke.[6] He said that Clarke worked "to give a voice to the voiceless, whether it was improving educational opportunity for children, expanding access to healthcare for women in need, or helping small businesses expand and add new jobs."[7]

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. According to a report in the Washington Post political blog "The Fix," New York was one of the top 10 redistricting battles in the nation.[8]

District history


On September 13, 2011, Bob Turner won a special election to the United States House.

See also