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According to the ''New York Times'' race ratings in October 2012, two of the four districts were considered to be in play. Those were the [[Nevada's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012|3rd]] and [[Nevada's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012|4th]] districts.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/ratings/house ''New York Times'' "House Race Ratings," Accessed July 25, 2012]</ref>
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According to the ''New York Times'' race ratings in October 2012, two of the four districts were considered to be in play. Those were the [[Nevada's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012|3rd]] and [[Nevada's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012|4th]] districts.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/ratings/house ''New York Times'' "House Race Ratings," accessed July 25, 2012]</ref>
  
 
The ''Center for Voting and Democracy'' (Fairvote) [[FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012|projected]] that Democrats would win one district.  It did not make a projection for the remaining three districts.<ref>[http://www.fairvote.org/assets/2012-Redistricting/NVRedistrictingAnalysis.pdf'' "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Nevada," September 2012]</ref>
 
The ''Center for Voting and Democracy'' (Fairvote) [[FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012|projected]] that Democrats would win one district.  It did not make a projection for the remaining three districts.<ref>[http://www.fairvote.org/assets/2012-Redistricting/NVRedistrictingAnalysis.pdf'' "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Nevada," September 2012]</ref>

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2012 U.S. House Elections in Nevada

Primary Date
June 12, 2012

Partisan breakdownCandidates

Nevada District Pages
District 1District 2District 3District 4

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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2012 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Nevada took place on November 6, 2012. Voters elected four candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's four congressional districts.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 16, 2012
June 12, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Nevada 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 May 12. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 6.[1]

See also: Nevada elections, 2012


According to the New York Times race ratings in October 2012, two of the four districts were considered to be in play. Those were the 3rd and 4th districts.[2]

The Center for Voting and Democracy (Fairvote) projected that Democrats would win one district. It did not make a projection for the remaining three districts.[3]

Primary competitiveness

See also: National contested primary average during the 2012 U.S. congressional elections

Nevada tied with Missouri, Mississippi, and Ohio for having the 15th most competitive congressional primaries in 2012, with 62.5% of major party primaries having been contested (5 out of 8). The national average was 54.31%.

Two U.S. House incumbents sought re-election in Nevada in 2012. 1 of those 2 (50%) faced a primary challenger. Nationwide, 200 out of the 386 incumbents seeking re-election faced a primary challenger (51.81%).

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held two of the three Congressional seats from Nevada. However, the state gained one seat after the 2010 census and elected four representatives.

Members of the U.S. House from Nevada -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 1 2
     Republican Party 2 2
Total 3 4

Incumbents

Heading into the 2012 election, the incumbents for the three congressional districts were:

Name Party District
Shelley Berkley Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Mark Amodei Ends.png Republican 2
Joe Heck Ends.png Republican 3

Margin of victory for winners

There were a total of 4 seats up for election in 2012 in Nevada. The following table shows the margin of victory for each district winner, which is calculated by examining the percentage difference between the top-two vote getters. If the race was uncontested, the margin of victory is listed as 100%.

District Winner Margin of Victory Total Vote Top Opponent
Nevada, District 1 Democratic Party Dina Titus 32% 179,278 Chris Edwards
Nevada, District 2 Republican Party Mark Amodei 21.4% 281,449 Samuel Koepnick
Nevada, District 3 Republican Party Joe Heck 7.5% 272,523 John Oceguera
Nevada, District 4 Democratic Party Steven Horsford 8% 240,492 Danny Tarkanian

General election 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.

District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Democratic Party Dina Titus
Republican Party Chris Edwards
Libertarian PartyWilliam Pojunis
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_NevadaStan Vaughan
Shelley Berkley Democratic Party Dina Titus No
2nd Democratic Party Samuel Koepnick
Republican Party Mark Amodei
Independent Michael L. Haines
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada Russell Best
Mark Amodei Republican Party Mark Amodei No
3rd Democratic Party John Oceguera
Republican Party Joe Heck
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada Tom Jones
Independent Jim Murphy
Joe Heck Republican Party Joe Heck No
4th Democratic Party Steven Horsford
Republican Party Danny Tarkanian
Libertarian Party Joseph P. Silvestri
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada Floyd Fitzgibbons
N/A Democratic Party Steven Horsford N/A

Primary results

1st Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Dina TitusGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Chris Edwards
Libertarian Party William Pojunis
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada Stan Vaughan


June 12, 2012,, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Candidate

Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada Independent American Party

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Samuel Koepnick
Republican Party Mark AmodeiGreen check mark transparent.png
Independent Michael L. Haines
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada Russell Best


June 12, 2012,, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Independent Candidate

Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada Independent American Party

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party John Oceguera
Republican Party Joe HeckGreen check mark transparent.png
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada Tom Jones
Independent Jim Murphy


June 12, 2012,, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada Independent American Party

Independent Independent Candidate

4th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Steven HorsfordGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Danny Tarkanian
Libertarian Party Joseph P. Silvestri
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada Floyd Fitzgibbons


June 12, 2012,, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Candidate

Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada Independent American Party Candidate

See also

References