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2012 U.S. House Elections in Washington

Primary Date
August 7, 2012

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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2012 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Washington will take place on November 6, 2012. Voters will elect 10 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 10 congressional districts.

Candidates wishing to run had to file by the signature filing deadline May 18, 2012. The primary elections will be held on August 7, 2012. Washington has a top-two primary system, in which the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, go on to the general election.[1]

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party holds five of the nine Congressional seats from Washington. However, the state gained one seat after the 2010 census and will elect 10 representatives in 2012.

Members of the U.S. House from Washington -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 5 6
     Republican Party 4 4
Total 9 10

Incumbents

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

Name:Party:District:
Adam SmithElectiondot.png Democratic U.S. House, Washington, District 9
Cathy McMorris RodgersEnds.png Republican U.S. House, Washington, District 5
Dave ReichertEnds.png Republican U.S. House, Washington, District 8
Doc HastingsEnds.png Republican U.S. House, Washington, District 4
Jaime Herrera BeutlerEnds.png Republican U.S. House, Washington, District 3
Jay InsleeElectiondot.png Democratic Governor of Washington
Jim McDermottElectiondot.png Democratic U.S. House, Washington, District 7
Norm DicksElectiondot.png Democratic U.S. House, Washington, District 6
Rick LarsenElectiondot.png Democratic U.S. House, Washington, District 2

Candidates

Washington's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

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.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Suzan DelBene Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Koster


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Note: Marko Liias[6] and Roger Goodman[7][4] withdrew before the primary.

Republican Party Republican candidates

Note: James Watkins withdrew before the primary.[9][8]

Independent Third party candidates

Washington's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

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.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Rick Larsen Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dan Matthews


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Republican Party Republican candidates

Note: Greg Anders[12][13] withdrew prior to the primary.

Independent Third party candidates

Washington's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

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.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jon T. Haugen
Republican Party Jaime Herrera Beutler Green check mark transparent.png


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

  • Jon T. HaugenApproveda: Commercial pilot, former Navy pilot, previous candidate for state senate[14]
Note: Elizabeth Uelmen[15][16] withdrew prior to the primary.

Republican Party Republican candidates

Independent Third party candidates

Washington's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

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.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Mary Baechler
Republican Party Doc Hastings Green check mark transparent.png


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Note: Jay Clough[17] withdrew prior to the primary.[11]

Republican Party Republican candidates

Washington's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

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.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Rich Cowan
Republican Party Cathy McMorris Rodgers Green check mark transparent.png


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Republican Party Republican candidates

Independent Third party candidates

Washington's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

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.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Derek Kilmer Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bill Driscoll


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Republican Party Republican candidates

Note: Robert D. Sauerwein[19][21] withdrew prior to the primary.

Independent Independent candidates

Washington's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

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.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jim McDermott Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ron Bemis


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Republican Party Republican candidates

Independent Third party candidates

Washington's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

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.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Karen Porterfield
Republican Party Dave Reichert Green check mark transparent.png


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Republican Party Republican candidates

Independent Third party candidates

Washington's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012

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.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Adam Smith Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James Postma


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Republican Party Republican candidates

Washington's 10th Congressional District elections, 2012

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.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Denny Heck Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Richard Muri


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Republican Party Republican candidates

Independent Third party candidates


See also

References

  1. Washington Secretary of State "Top 2 Primary: FAQ," Accessed May 17, 2012
  2. Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Darcy Burner announces candidacy for Congress," accessed December 6, 2011
  3. 3.0 3.1 Seattle Times "The race is on to fill new 1st Congressional District," May 12, 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Roll Call "Inslee Announcement Prompts More Demcoratic Interest," accessed December 6, 2011
  5. The (Everett) Daily Herald "Hobbs looks to bring moderate voice to Congress," accessed December 6, 2011
  6. Everett Herald "Stymied by redistricting, Liias scraps run for Congress," accessed January 6, 2012
  7. Roger Goodman campaign website "Goodman withdraws from congressional race," April 12, 2012
  8. 8.0 8.1 Seattle PI "Watkins out, endorses Koster in the 1st," January 29, 2012
  9. Seattlest "Correction: There is One More Person Running in the First District," accessed December 6, 2011
  10. Bellingham Herald "2012 election field takes shape," accessed December 6, 2011
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.24 11.25 11.26 11.27 11.28 11.29 11.30 11.31 11.32 11.33 11.34 11.35 Washington Secretary of State "Candidate Filings," accessed May 18, 2012
  12. Bellingham Herald "Greg Anders, Bellingham Heritage Flight Museum director, to run for Congress," accessed December 6, 2011
  13. Greg Anders campaign website accessed May 18, 2012
  14. Columbian "Haugen to challenge Herrera Beutler in 2012," accessed December 6, 2011
  15. The Columbian "Uelmen withdraws from race against Herrera Beutler," April 12, 2012
  16. The Columbian "New challenger to Congresswoman Herrera Beutler comes forward," January 12, 2012
  17. Yakima Herald "Jay Clough ready to challenge Doc Hastings again," accessed December 7, 2011
  18. The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review "McMorris Rodgers starting 2012 campaign," accessed December 7, 2011
  19. 19.0 19.1 The Olympian "Washington state election races cash in," accessed December 7, 2011
  20. Jesse Young for Congress accessed December 7, 2011
  21. Sauerwein for Congress accessed December 7, 2011
  22. Seattle Times "McDermott: every intent to run for 13th term," accessed December 7, 2011
  23. Reichert House website "Reichert Statement on New 8th Congressional District Map," accessed January 14, 2012
  24. Ernest Huber for Congress accessed May 17, 2012
  25. Seattle Times "Rep. Dave Reichert gets a challenge from the right," May 15, 2012
  26. 26.0 26.1 Bellingham Herald "2012 election field takes shape," accessed December 8, 2011
  27. Politico "Washington redistricting plan a small win for Democrats," December 28, 2011