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United States Congress elections, 2012

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A total of 468 seats in the U.S. Congress will be up for election on November 6, 2012.

Heading into the election, Democrats control the U.S. Senate while Republicans are the majority in the U.S. House. During this presidential election season, partisan dominance of both chambers of the U.S. Congress will be at stake.

U.S. Senate

See also: United States Senate elections, 2012

The 33 Class 1 U.S. Senate seats will be up for election. Of those 33 seats, 23 are currently held by Democrats and 10 by Republican senators. Democrats need to win 21 seats to retain their majority while the GOP needs to win 14 seats to win back the chamber.

U.S. Senate Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 51 53
     Republican Party 47 45
     Independent 2 2
Total 100 100

U.S. House

See also: United States House of Representatives elections, 2012

All 435 seats of the U.S. House will be up for election.

U.S. House Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 193 201
     Republican Party 242 234
Total 435 435

Congressional members retiring

U.S. Senate

As of Sunday, March 29, 2015, Ballotpedia staff have counted 10 total current U.S. Senate incumbents who are not running for re-election in the 2012 elections.

  • Democratic Party 5 Democrats
  • Republican Party 4 Republicans
  • Independent 1 Independent
Name:Party:Current office:
Ben NelsonElectiondot.png Democratic Nebraska
Daniel AkakaElectiondot.png Democratic Hawaii
Herb KohlElectiondot.png Democratic Wisconsin
Jeff BingamanElectiondot.png Democratic New Mexico
Jim WebbElectiondot.png Democratic Virginia
Joe LiebermanGrey.png Nonpartisan Connecticut
Jon KylEnds.png Republican Arizona
Kay Bailey HutchisonEnds.png Republican Texas
Kent ConradElectiondot.png Democratic North Dakota
Olympia SnoweEnds.png Republican Maine

U.S. House

As of Sunday, March 29, 2015, Ballotpedia staff have counted 41 total current U.S. House incumbents who are not running for re-election in the 2012 elections.

  • Democratic Party 23 Democrats
  • Republican Party 18 Republicans
Name:Party:Current office:
Barney FrankElectiondot.png Democratic Massachusetts, District 4
Bob FilnerElectiondot.png Democratic Mayor of San Diego
Bob TurnerEnds.png Republican New York, District 9
Brad MillerElectiondot.png Democratic North Carolina, District 13
Charles A. "Charlie" GonzalezElectiondot.png Democratic Texas, District 20
Christopher S. MurphyElectiondot.png Democratic Connecticut
Connie MackEnds.png Republican Florida, District 14
Dale E. KildeeElectiondot.png Democratic Michigan, District 5
Dan BorenElectiondot.png Democratic Oklahoma, District 2
Dan BurtonEnds.png Republican Indiana, District 5
David DreierEnds.png Republican California, District 26
Dennis CardozaElectiondot.png Democratic California, District 18
Denny RehbergEnds.png Republican U.S. House, Montana, At-large
Ed TownsElectiondot.png Democratic New York, District 10
Elton GalleglyEnds.png Republican California, District 24
Gary AckermanElectiondot.png Democratic New York, District 5
Geoff DavisEnds.png Republican Kentucky, District 4
Heath ShulerElectiondot.png Democratic North Carolina, District 11
Jay InsleeElectiondot.png Democratic Governor of Washington
Jeff FlakeEnds.png Republican Arizona
Jerry F. CostelloElectiondot.png Democratic Illinois, District 12
Jerry LewisEnds.png Republican California, District 41
Joe DonnellyElectiondot.png Democratic Indiana
John OlverElectiondot.png Democratic Massachusetts, District 1
Lynn WoolseyElectiondot.png Democratic California, District 6
Martin HeinrichElectiondot.png Democratic New Mexico
Maurice HincheyElectiondot.png Democratic New York, District 22
Mazie K. HironoElectiondot.png Democratic Hawaii
Mike PenceEnds.png Republican Governor of Indiana
Mike RossElectiondot.png Democratic Governor of Arkansas
Norm DicksElectiondot.png Democratic Washington, District 6
Rick BergEnds.png Republican North Dakota, At-Large, District
Ron PaulEnds.png Republican Texas, District 14
Shelley BerkleyElectiondot.png Democratic Nevada, District 1
Steve AustriaEnds.png Republican Ohio, District 7
Steven C. LaTouretteEnds.png Republican Ohio, District 14
Sue Wilkins MyrickEnds.png Republican North Carolina, District 9
Tammy BaldwinElectiondot.png Democratic Wisconsin
Timothy V. JohnsonEnds.png Republican Illinois, District 15
W. Todd AkinEnds.png Republican Missouri, District 2
Wally HergerEnds.png Republican California, District 2

See also