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2012 U.S. House Elections in New Hampshire

Primary Date
September 11, 2012

Partisan breakdownCandidates

New Hampshire District Pages
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2012 U.S. House of Representatives elections in New Hampshire will take place on November 6, 2012. Voters will elect two candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's two congressional districts.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 15, 2012
September 11, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: New Hampshire has a mostly closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members. In New Hampshire, however, Independent voters may choose which party's primary to vote in.

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by September 4, or at the polls on election day. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 27, or at the polls on election day.[1]

See also: New Hampshire elections, 2012


According to the New York Times race ratings in October 2012, both of New Hampshire's two districts are considered to be in play.[2]

Primary competitiveness

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

New Hampshire is tied with Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Delaware, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, and West Virginia for having the 22nd most competitive congressional primaries in 2012, with 50% of major party primaries having been contested (2 out of 4). The national average is 54.31%.

Two U.S. House incumbents are seeking re-election in New Hampshire in 2012. 2 of those 2 (100%) 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 holds both of the two Congressional seats from New Hampshire.

Members of the U.S. House from New Hampshire -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 0 2
     Republican Party 2 0
Total 2 2

Incumbents

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

Name Party District
Frank Guinta Ends.png Republican 1
Charlie Bass Ends.png Republican 2

General election candidates

District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Democratic Party Carol Shea-Porter
Republican Party Frank Guinta
Libertarian Party Brendan Kelly
Frank Guinta Pending Pending
2nd Democratic Party Ann McLane Kuster
Republican Party Charlie Bass
Libertarian Party Hardy Macia
Independent Danny Keating
Charlie Bass Pending Pending

Candidates

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1st Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Carol Shea-Porter Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Frank Guinta
Libertarian Party Brendan Kelly


September 11, 2012, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Note: Joanne Dowdell and Diane Soracco initially filed but no longer appear on the official candidate list.[3]
Note: Andrew Hosmer expressed an interest in running but opted to run for the New Hampshire state Senate

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Ann McLane Kuster Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Charlie Bass
Libertarian Party Hardy Macia


September 11, 2012, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate

Independent Independent candidate

Race background

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in New Hampshire in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republican holds its majority in 2013.[5] New Hampshire ranked 10th on the list.[5]

See also

References