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==Election results==
==Election results==
===General election===
{{Primary election box 2012
|Chamber=U.S. House, Texas District 24
|winner1 = Kenny Marchant
|Inc1 = Y
|candidate2 = Grant Stinchfield
|votes1 = 27926
|votes2 = 13184
==Impact of redistricting==
==Impact of redistricting==

Revision as of 13:17, 7 January 2014



Texas' 24th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
May 29, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Kenny Marchant Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Kenny Marchant Republican Party
Kenny Marchant.jpg

Texas U.S. House Elections
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 24th Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

Incumbent Kenny Marchant (R) was re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.[1]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 9, 2012
May 29, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Texas has an open primary system, in which any registered voter can choose which party's primary to vote in, without having to be a member of that party. Texas also scheduled a primary runoff for July 31, 2012.

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by April 30.[2] For the July 31, 2012, the vote registration deadline was July 2. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 9.[3]

See also: Texas elections, 2012

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Kenny Marchant (R), who was first elected in 2004. He won re-election on November 6, 2012.

This was the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Texas' 24th Congressional District was located in the northern portion of the state, and included portions of Tarrant, Denton, and Dallas counties.[4]

* Redistricting note: Due to legal turmoil in the redistricting process, filing deadlines were changed twice and the primary was changed once. The original filing deadline was December 12th.[5] That deadline was first moved to December 15th and then December 19th by a federal court due to delays caused by redistricting legal challenges. When a final map was issued, the December 19th deadline was once again moved to March 9 to allow candidates more time to file in light of the delays and map ambiguities. The primary date was first moved from March 6 to April 3, 2012 before finally settling on May 29.[6]

The 24th Congressional District of Texas, prior to the 2010-2011 redistricting process.


General election candidates

Democratic Party Tim Rusk
Republican Party Kenny MarchantGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party John Stathas

May 29, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Note: The following candidates withdrew prior to the primary: Patrick McGehearty

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Independent Independent candidates

Election results

U.S. House, Texas District 24 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKenny Marchant Incumbent 61% 148,586
     Democratic Tim Rusk 36% 87,645
     Libertarian John Stathas 3% 7,258
Total Votes 243,489
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Texas District 24 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKenny Marchant Incumbent 67.9% 27,926
Grant Stinchfield 32.1% 13,184
Total Votes 41,110

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Texas

The 24th District was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.[8][9]

District partisanship

FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012

See also: FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012

In 2012, FairVote did a study on partisanship in the congressional districts, giving each a percentage ranking (D/R) based on the new 2012 maps and comparing that to the old 2010 maps. Texas' 24th District became more Republican as a result of redistricting.[10]

  • 2012: 37D / 63R
  • 2010: 41D / 59R

Cook Political Report's PVI

See also: Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index

In 2012, Cook Political Report released its updated figures on the Partisan Voter Index, which measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. Texas' 24th Congressional District has a PVI of R+14, which is the 57th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 59-41 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush won the district 67-33 percent over John Kerry (D).[11]

Campaign contributions

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are candidate reports.

Kenny Marchant

Kenny Marchant (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 14, 2012$638,573.66$121,731.26$(104,057.11)$656,247.81
Pre-Primary[13]May 17, 2012$656,247.81$70,585.50$(76,155.16)$650,678.15
Running totals



On November 2, 2010, Kenny Marchant won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating David Sparks (L).[14]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 12, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKenny Marchant Incumbent 81.6% 100,078
     Libertarian David Sparks 18.4% 22,609
Total Votes 122,687

See also

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