United States House of Representatives elections in New Hampshire, 2012

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2012 U.S. House Elections in New Hampshire

Primary Date
September 11, 2012

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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


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

Candidates

Note: Candidate lists can change frequently throughout the election season. Ballotpedia staff will be re-examining the list on a monthly basis for any changes. This list was last examined on July 16, 2012. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you are aware of a candidate we've missed or one incorrectly listed, please send an email to: Tyler King.

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.[2]
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.[4] New Hampshire ranked 10th on the list.[4]

See also

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