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2012 U.S. House Elections in Colorado

Primary Date
June 26, 2012

Partisan breakdownCandidates

Colorado District Pages
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2012 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Colorado will take place on November 6, 2012. Voters will elect seven candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's seven congressional districts.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 2, 2012
June 26, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Colorado has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by March 5. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 9.[1]

See also: Colorado elections, 2012


According to the New York Times race ratings in July 2012, two of the seven districts are considered to be in play. Those are the 3rd and 6th districts.[2]

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party holds four of the seven Congressional seats from Colorado.

Members of the U.S. House from Colorado -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 3 3
     Republican Party 4 4
Total 7 7

Incumbents

Heading into the 2012 election, the incumbents for the seven congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Cory Gardner Ends.png Republican 4
Diana DeGette Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Doug Lamborn Ends.png Republican 5
Ed Perlmutter Electiondot.png Democratic 7
Jared Polis Electiondot.png Democratic 2
Mike Coffman Ends.png Republican 6
Scott Tipton Ends.png Republican 3

General election candidates

District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Democratic Party Diana DeGette
Republican Party Danny Stroud
Diana DeGette Pending Pending
2nd Democratic Party Jared Polis
Republican Party Kevin Lundberg
Jared Polis Pending Pending
3rd Democratic Party Sal Pace
Republican Party Scott Tipton
Libertarian Party Gregory Gilman
Independent Tisha Casida
Independent Jaime McMillan
Scott Tipton Pending Pending
4th Democratic Party Brandon Shaffer
Republican Party Cory Gardner
Constitution Party Doug Aden
Cory Gardner Pending Pending
5th Republican Party Doug Lamborn
Libertarian Party Jim Pirtle
Independent Dave Anderson
Constitution Party Kenneth R. Harvell
Doug Lamborn Pending Pending
6th Democratic Party Joe Miklosi
Republican Party Mike Coffman
Mike Coffman Pending Pending
7th Democratic Party Ed Perlmutter
Republican Party Joe Coors, Jr.
Constitution Party Douglas Campbell
Ed Perlmutter Pending Pending

Candidates

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

1st Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Diana DeGetteGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Danny Stroud
Libertarian Party Frank Atwood
Green Party Gary Swing
Independent Thomas Henry Juniel


June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary


Green Party Green Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Primary

Independent Third Party Primary

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jared PolisGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kevin Lundberg
Libertarian Party Randy Luallin
Green Party Susan Hall


June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Primary

Green Party Green Party Primary

3rd Congressional District

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General election candidates

Democratic Party Sal Pace
Republican Party Scott TiptonGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Gregory Gilman
Independent Tisha Casida
Independent Morgan West
Independent Jaime McMillan


June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Primary

Independent Independent candidates

4th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Brandon Shaffer
Republican Party Cory GardnerGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Josh Gilliland
Constitution Party Doug Aden


June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Candidate

Constitution Party American Constitution Party Primary

5th Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Doug LambornGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Jim Pirtle
Independent Dave Anderson
Constitution Party Kenneth R. Harvell
Green Party Misha Luzov
Republican Party George Allen Cantrell
Note: Cantrell is running in the general election as a write-in candidate.[16]


June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

Republican Party Republican Primary

Note: The following candidates withdrew prior to the primary: Douglas Bergeron

Libertarian Party Libertarian Primary

Green Party Green Party Primary

Independent Independent Candidate

Constitution Party American Constitution Party Primary

6th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Joe Miklosi
Republican Party Mike CoffmanGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Patrick Provost
Independent Kathy Polhemus


June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Primary

Independent Third Party Primary

7th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Ed PerlmutterGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joe Coors, Jr.
Constitution Party Douglas Campbell
Libertarian Party Buck Bailey


June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Party Primary

Constitution Party American Constitution Party Primary

Race background

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Colorado in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republican holds its majority in 2013.[26] Colorado ranked 6th on the list.[26]

See also

External links

References

  1. Colorado Secretary of State "Go Vote Colorado," Accessed July 21, 2012
  2. New York Times "House Race Ratings," Accessed July 25, 2012
  3. Colorado Secretary of State "2012 Candidate List"]
  4. Colorado Secretary of State "2012 Candidate List"]
  5. Colorado Secretary of State "2012 Candidate List"]
  6. Daily Camera "U.S. Rep. Jared Polis to launch re-election campaign in Boulder," accessed March 10, 2012
  7. 7.0 7.1 Colorado Statesman "Weissmann announces GOP candidate in CD 2," February 20, 2012
  8. Colorado Secretary of State "2012 Candidate List"
  9. Colorado Secretary of State "2012 Candidate List"
  10. "Colorado Rep. Pace to challenge Tipton in 3rd District," AspenTimes.com, May 31, 2011
  11. Steamboat Today "Congressman Scott Tipton to visit Yampa Valley on Saturday," accessed March 10, 2012
  12. "Pace running for 3rd Congressional District," Chieftain.com, June 1, 2011
  13. Email submission to Ballotpedia, May 28, 2012
  14. Colorado Secretary of State Candidate List (accessed September 5, 2012)
  15. "Shaffer: I will run for Congress," TimesCall.com, July 4, 2011
  16. Colorado Secretary of State "2012 Candidate List"
  17. denverpost.com, "Colorado Springs U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn announces re-election bid," January 22, 2012
  18. Colorado Secretary of State "2012 Candidate List"
  19. themountainmail.com, "Anderson runs for Congress," November 8, 2011
  20. www.sos.state.co.us, "Unofficial Candidate List - 2012 Primary Election," April 6, 2012
  21. "Video: Not your average Joe launches congressional campaign," denverpost.com, July 29, 2011
  22. Colorado Secretary of State "2012 Candidate List"
  23. [Colorado Secretary of State "2012 Candidate List"
  24. The Colorado Independent, "Coors launches less government, more god congressional campaign," January 31, 2012
  25. [http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/Candidates/files/2012GeneralListUnofficial.pdf Colorado Secretary of State "2012 Candidate List"
  26. 26.0 26.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012