United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2012

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2012 U.S. House Elections in Oregon

Primary Date
May 15, 2012

Partisan breakdownCandidates

Oregon District Pages
District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5

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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2012 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Oregon took place on November 6, 2012. Voters elected five candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's five congressional districts.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 6, 2012
May 15, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Oregon 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 April 24. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 16.[1]

See also: Oregon elections, 2012


According to the New York Times race ratings in October 2012, one of the five districts was considered to be in play, District 5.[2]

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

Primary competitiveness

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

Oregon tied with Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Delaware, South Dakota, and West Virginia for having the 22nd most competitive congressional primaries in 2012, with 50% of major party primaries having been contested (5 out of 10). The national average was 54.31%.

Five U.S. House incumbents sought re-election in Oregon in 2012. 1 of those 5 (20%) 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 Democratic Party held four of the five Congressional seats from Oregon.

Members of the U.S. House from Oregon -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 4 4
     Republican Party 1 1
Total 5 5

Incumbents

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

Name Party District
Earl Blumenauer Electiondot.png Democratic 3
Greg Walden Ends.png Republican 2
Kurt Schrader Electiondot.png Democratic 5
Peter DeFazio Electiondot.png Democratic 4
Suzanne Bonamici Electiondot.png Democratic 1

Margin of victory for winners

There were a total of 5 seats up for election in 2012 in Oregon. 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
Oregon, District 1 Democratic Party Suzanne Bonamici 26.6% 331,980 Delinda Morgan
Oregon, District 2 Republican Party Greg Walden 39.5% 332,255 Joyce Segers
Oregon, District 3 Democratic Party Earl Blumenauer 54.7% 355,875 Ronald Green
Oregon, District 4 Democratic Party Peter DeFazio 20.1% 360,088 Art Robinson
Oregon, District 5 Democratic Party Kurt Schrader 11.6% 327,970 Fred Thompson

General election candidates

This is a map of the congressional districts of Oregon before and after the 2010 redistricting. The image also includes the partisan breakdown of the districts that are close in registration figures.
District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Democratic Party Suzanne Bonamici
Republican Party Delinda Morgan
Libertarian Party Steven Reynolds
Constitution Party Robert Ekstrom
Suzanne Bonamici Democratic Party Suzanne Bonamici No
2nd Democratic Party Joyce Segers
Republican Party Greg Walden
Libertarian Party Joe Tabor
Greg Walden Republican Party Greg Walden No
3rd Democratic Party Earl Blumenauer
Republican Party Ronald Green
Libertarian Party Michael Cline
Darkblue.png Woodrow Broadnax
Earl Blumenauer Democratic Party Earl Blumenauer No
4th Democratic Party Peter DeFazio
Republican Party Art Robinson
Libertarian Party Chuck Huntting
Peter DeFazio Democratic Party Peter DeFazio No
5th Democratic Party Kurt Schrader
Republican Party Fred Thompson
Constitution Party Raymond Baldwin
Green Party Christina Jean Lugo
Kurt Schrader Democratic Party Kurt Schrader No


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 Working Families Party Suzanne Bonamici Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Delinda Morgan
Darkblue.png Green Party Libertarian Party Steven Reynolds
Constitution Party Robert Ekstrom


May 15, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Darkblue.png Progressive Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Party

Green Party Pacific Green Party

Constitution Party Constitution Primary


2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Working Families Party Joyce Segers
Republican Party Greg Walden Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Joe Tabor


May 15, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Earl Blumenauer Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ronald Green
Libertarian Party Michael Cline
Darkblue.png Green Party Woodrow Broadnax


May 15, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Primary

4th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Darkblue.png Working Families Party Peter DeFazio Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Constitution Party Art Robinson
Libertarian Party Chuck Huntting


May 15, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Darkblue.png Progressive Primary

Constitution PartyConstitution Party

Libertarian Party Libertarian Primary

5th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Kurt Schrader Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Fred Thompson
Green Party Christina Jean Lugo
Constitution Party Raymond Baldwin


May 15, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Green Party Pacific Green Party

See also

References