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{{txdis29congtoc}}{{tnr}}The '''[[Texas' 29th congressional district|29th congressional district of Texas]]''' held an election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 6, 2012.
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{{txdis29congtoc}}{{tnr}}The '''[[Texas' 29th Congressional District|29th Congressional District of Texas]]''' held an election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 6, 2012.
  
Incumbent [[Gene Green]] (D) was re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Texas ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
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Incumbent [[Gene Green]] (D) was re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Texas ''ABC News'', "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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|Primary date=May 29, 2012
 
|Primary date=May 29, 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.
 
|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.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/laws/advisory2012-05.shtml ''Texas Secretary of State'' "2012 Primary Election Calendar," Accessed July 27, 2012]</ref> For the July 31, 2012, the vote registration deadline was July 2. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 9.<ref>[http://votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/you-must-register-by ''Texas Secretary of State'' "You Must Register By...," Accessed July 27, 2012]</ref>
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|Voter registration=Voters had to register to vote in the primary by April 30.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/laws/advisory2012-05.shtml ''Texas Secretary of State'', "2012 Primary Election Calendar," accessed July 27, 2012]</ref> For the July 31, 2012, the vote registration deadline was July 2. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 9.<ref>[http://votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/you-must-register-by ''Texas Secretary of State'', "You Must Register By...," accessed July 27, 2012]</ref>
 
|State=Texas
 
|State=Texas
 
|Incumbent=Heading into the election the incumbent was [[Gene Green]] (D), who was first elected in 1992. He won re-election on November 6, 2012.}}
 
|Incumbent=Heading into the election the incumbent was [[Gene Green]] (D), who was first elected in 1992. He won re-election on November 6, 2012.}}
  
This was the first election using [[Congressional redistricting maps implemented after the 2010 Census|new district maps based on 2010 Census data]]. [[Texas' 29th congressional district]] was located in the eastern portion of the [[Texas|state]], and included part of Harris county.<ref>[http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.phh/Congressional_redistricting_maps_implemented_after_the_2010_Census#tab=Texas ''Texas Redistricting Map'' "Map" Accessed July 24, 2012]</ref>
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This was the first election using [[Congressional redistricting maps implemented after the 2010 Census|new district maps based on 2010 Census data]]. [[Texas' 29th Congressional District]] was located in the eastern portion of the [[Texas|state]], and included part of Harris county.<ref>[http://ballotpedia.org/Congressional_redistricting_maps_implemented_after_the_2010_Census#tab=Texas ''Texas Redistricting Map'', "Map" accessed July 24, 2012]</ref>
  
'''* 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.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/2012dates.shtml Texas Secretary of State, "Important 2012 Election Dates", Accessed July 15, 2011]</ref> That deadline was first moved to December 15th and then December 19th by a federal court due to delays caused by [[Redistricting in Texas|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.'''<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/federal-court-orders-may-29-primary-date-for-texas-in-redistricting-case/2012/03/01/gIQAvIrMlR_story.html ''Washington Post'' "Federal court orders May 29 primary date for Texas in redistricting case]</ref>
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'''* 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.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/2012dates.shtml Texas Secretary of State, "Important 2012 Election Dates," accessed July 15, 2011]</ref> That deadline was first moved to December 15th and then December 19th by a federal court due to delays caused by [[Redistricting in Texas|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.'''<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/federal-court-orders-may-29-primary-date-for-texas-in-redistricting-case/2012/03/01/gIQAvIrMlR_story.html ''Washington Post'', "Federal court orders May 29 primary date for Texas in redistricting case]</ref>
  
  
 
[[File:TX29.jpg|thumb|300px|The 29th Congressional District of Texas, prior to the 2010-2011 redistricting process.]]
 
[[File:TX29.jpg|thumb|300px|The 29th Congressional District of Texas, prior to the 2010-2011 redistricting process.]]
 
==Candidates==
 
==Candidates==
{{Candidate list noteB|Date=October 15, 2012}}
 
 
 
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::''See also: [[Redistricting in Texas]]''
 
::''See also: [[Redistricting in Texas]]''
  
The [[Texas' 29th congressional district|29th district]] was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.<ref>[http://www.censusviewer.com/district-maps/2012/09/Texas-congressional-districts-comparison-2001-2011/ ''Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer'' "Texas's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"]</ref><ref>[http://www.votermapping.com ''Labels & Lists'' "VoterMapping software voter counts"]</ref>
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The [[Texas' 29th Congressional District|29th District]] was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.<ref>[http://www.censusviewer.com/district-maps/2012/09/Texas-congressional-districts-comparison-2001-2011/ ''Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer'', "Texas's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"]</ref><ref>[http://www.votermapping.com ''Labels & Lists'', "VoterMapping software voter counts"]</ref>
*1 percent from the [[Texas' 2nd congressional district|2nd congressional district]]
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*1 percent from the [[Texas' 2nd Congressional District|2nd Congressional District]]
*4 percent from the [[Texas' 18th congressional district|18th congressional district]]
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*4 percent from the [[Texas' 18th Congressional District|18th Congressional District]]
*9 percent from the [[Texas' 22nd congressional district|22nd congressional district]]
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*9 percent from the [[Texas' 22nd Congressional District|22nd Congressional District]]
*86 percent from the [[Texas' 29th congressional district|29th congressional district]]
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*86 percent from the [[Texas' 29th Congressional District|29th Congressional District]]
  
 
===District partisanship===
 
===District partisanship===
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====Cook Political Report's PVI====
 
====Cook Political Report's PVI====
 
:''See also: [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index]]''
 
:''See also: [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index]]''
In 2012, ''Cook Political Report'' released its updated figures on the [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index|Partisan Voter Index]], which measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. [[Texas' 29th congressional district]] has a PVI of D+8, which is the 117th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by [[Barack Obama]] (D), 63-37 percent over [[John McCain]] (R). In 2004, [[John Kerry]] (D) won the district 56-44 percent over George W. Bush.<ref>[http://cookpolitical.com/application/writable/uploads/2012_PVI_by_District.pdf ''Cook Political Report'' "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" Accessed October 2012]</ref>
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In 2012, ''Cook Political Report'' released its updated figures on the [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index|Partisan Voter Index]], which measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. [[Texas' 29th Congressional District]] has a PVI of D+8, which is the 117th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by [[Barack Obama]] (D), 63-37 percent over [[John McCain]] (R). In 2004, [[John Kerry]] (D) won the district 56-44 percent over George W. Bush.<ref>[http://cookpolitical.com/application/writable/uploads/2012_PVI_by_District.pdf ''Cook Political Report'', "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" accessed October 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Campaign contributions==
 
==Campaign contributions==
Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the [[United States Congress elections, 2012|2012 elections season]]. Below are candidate reports.
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Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2012|2012 elections season]]. Below are candidate reports.
 
===Gene Green===
 
===Gene Green===
 
{{Campaign finance reports
 
{{Campaign finance reports
 
|Name = Gene Green (2012)
 
|Name = Gene Green (2012)
 
|Political Party = Democratic
 
|Political Party = Democratic
|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/973/12951419973/12951419973.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Gene Green April Quarterly," Accessed July 17, 2012]</ref>
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|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/973/12951419973/12951419973.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Gene Green April Quarterly," accessed July 17, 2012]</ref>
 
|Date 1 = April 14, 2012
 
|Date 1 = April 14, 2012
 
|Beginning Balance 1 = 723158.81
 
|Beginning Balance 1 = 723158.81
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|Expenditures 1 = 125106
 
|Expenditures 1 = 125106
 
|Cash on Hand 1 = 700676.68
 
|Cash on Hand 1 = 700676.68
|Report 2 = Pre-Primary<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/430/12951777430/12951777430.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Gene Green Pre-Primary," Accessed July 17, 2012]</ref>
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|Report 2 = Pre-Primary<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/430/12951777430/12951777430.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Gene Green Pre-Primary," accessed July 17, 2012]</ref>
 
|Date 2 = May 15, 2012
 
|Date 2 = May 15, 2012
 
|Beginning Balance 2 = 700676.68
 
|Beginning Balance 2 = 700676.68
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==District history==
 
==District history==
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===2010===
 
===2010===
On November 2, 2010, Gene Green won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Roy Morales (R) and Brad Walters (L).<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
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On November 2, 2010, Gene Green won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Roy Morales (R) and Brad Walters (L).<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'', "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
 
   
 
   
 
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Texas' 29th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
May 29, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Gene Green Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Gene Green Democratic Party
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The 29th Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

Incumbent Gene Green (D) 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 Gene Green (D), who was first elected in 1992. He won re-election on November 6, 2012.

This was the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Texas' 29th Congressional District was located in the eastern portion of the state, and included part of Harris county.[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 29th Congressional District of Texas, prior to the 2010-2011 redistricting process.

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Gene GreenGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party James Stanczak
Green Party Maria Selva


May 29, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

  • No candidates filed.

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Green Party Green Party candidate

Election results

General election

U.S. House, Texas District 29 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGene Green Incumbent 90% 86,053
     Libertarian James Stanczak 5.2% 4,996
     Green Maria Selva 4.8% 4,562
Total Votes 95,611
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Texas

The 29th 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' 29th District became more Democratic as a result of redistricting.[10]

  • 2012: 59D / 41R
  • 2010: 58D / 42R

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' 29th Congressional District has a PVI of D+8, which is the 117th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by Barack Obama (D), 63-37 percent over John McCain (R). In 2004, John Kerry (D) won the district 56-44 percent over George W. Bush.[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.

Gene Green

Gene Green (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 14, 2012$723,158.81$102,623.87$(125,106)$700,676.68
Pre-Primary[13]May 15, 2012$700,676.68$50,131.42$(36,852.92)$713,955.18
Running totals
$152,755.29$(161,958.92)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2010

On November 2, 2010, Gene Green won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Roy Morales (R) and Brad Walters (L).[14]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 29, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGene Green Incumbent 64.6% 43,257
     Republican Roy Morales 34.1% 22,825
     Libertarian Brad Walters 1.3% 866
Total Votes 66,948

See also

External links

References