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Following the 2010 Census, Virginia will be [[Redistricting in Virginia|redistricted]]. The state will remain at 11 congressional seats. Redistricting plans were not solidified by the end of the 2011 session of the [[Virginia General Assembly]].
 
Following the 2010 Census, Virginia will be [[Redistricting in Virginia|redistricted]]. The state will remain at 11 congressional seats. Redistricting plans were not solidified by the end of the 2011 session of the [[Virginia General Assembly]].
  
In redistricting, [http://thehill.com/ The Hill] published a list of the [http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/179503-the-10-house-members-most-helped-by-redistricting Top Ten House Members] who were helped by [[Redistricting in Indiana|redistricting]].<ref name="hill">[http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/179503-the-10-house-members-most-helped-by-redistricting ''The Hill'' "House members most helped by redistricting" Accessed April 17, 2012]</ref> [[Gerald Connolly]] ranked 8th on the list.<ref name="hill"/> The article notes that [[Gerald Connolly|Connolly]] inadvertently benefits from a [[Republican]] plan to build up [[Republican]] incumbent districts in the [[Redistricting in Virginia|redistricting process]]. [[Gerald Connolly|Connolly's]] [[Virginia's 11th congressional district|11th district]] will lose portions of its [[Republican]] base to neighboring [[Frank Wolf]]'s [[Virginia's 10th congressional district|10th district]], resulting in a more [[Democratic]] district for [[Gerald Connolly|Connolly]].<ref name="hill"/>. However, unless Virginia Republicans are able to win two seats in the [[Virginia House of Representatives|state House]], the plan will not go through and [[Redistricting in Virginia|redistricting]] will be left up to the courts.<ref name="hill"/>  
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In redistricting, [http://thehill.com/ The Hill] published a list of the [http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/179503-the-10-house-members-most-helped-by-redistricting Top Ten House Members] who were helped by [[Redistricting in Indiana|redistricting]].<ref name="hill">[http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/179503-the-10-house-members-most-helped-by-redistricting ''The Hill'' "House members most helped by redistricting" Accessed April 17, 2012]</ref> [[Gerald Connolly]] ranked 8th on the list.<ref name="hill"/> The article notes that [[Gerald Connolly|Connolly]] inadvertently benefits from a [[Republican]] plan to build up [[Republican]] incumbent districts in the [[Redistricting in Virginia|redistricting process]]. [[Gerald Connolly|Connolly's]] [[Virginia's 11th congressional district|11th district]] will lose portions of its [[Republican]] base to neighboring [[Frank Wolf]]'s [[Virginia's 10th congressional district|10th district]], resulting in a more [[Democratic]] district for [[Gerald Connolly|Connolly]].<ref name="hill"/>. However, unless Virginia Republicans are able to win two seats in the [[Virginia House of Representatives|state House]], the plan will not go through and [[Redistricting in Virginia|redistricting]] will be left up to the courts.<ref name="hill"/>
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The [[Virginia's 10th congressional district|10th district]] was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.<ref>[http://www.censusviewer.com/district-maps/2012/09/Virginia-congressional-districts-comparison-2001-2011/ ''Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer'' "Virginia's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"]</ref><ref>[http://www.votermapping.com ''Labels & Lists'' "VoterMapping software voter counts"]</ref>
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*87 percent from the [[Virginia's 10th congressional district|10th congressional district]]
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*13 percent from the [[Virginia's 11th congressional district|11th congressional district]]
  
 
==District history==
 
==District history==

Revision as of 15:20, 10 September 2012

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Virginia's 10th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 12, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Frank Wolf Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Frank Wolf Republican Party
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Virginia U.S. House Elections
District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11

2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 10th congressional district of Virginia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 10th congressional district prior to the 2012 redistricting.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 29, 2012
June 12, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Virginia has an open primary system, in which any registered voter may choose which party's primary to vote in.

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by May 21. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 15.[1]

See also: Virginia elections, 2012

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Frank Wolf (R), who was first elected to the House in 1980.

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Kristin Cabral
Republican Party Frank Wolf Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Kevin Chisholm


June 12, 2012,, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Independent candidate

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Virginia

Following the 2010 Census, Virginia will be redistricted. The state will remain at 11 congressional seats. Redistricting plans were not solidified by the end of the 2011 session of the Virginia General Assembly.

In redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting.[3] Gerald Connolly ranked 8th on the list.[3] The article notes that Connolly inadvertently benefits from a Republican plan to build up Republican incumbent districts in the redistricting process. Connolly's 11th district will lose portions of its Republican base to neighboring Frank Wolf's 10th district, resulting in a more Democratic district for Connolly.[3]. However, unless Virginia Republicans are able to win two seats in the state House, the plan will not go through and redistricting will be left up to the courts.[3]

The 10th district was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.[4][5]

District history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Frank Wolf won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Jeffery R. Barnett (D), William B. Redpath (L), and a write-in.[6]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Virginia, Congressional District 10, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank R. Wolf Incumbent 62.9% 131,116
     Democratic Jeffery R. Barnett 34.8% 72,604
     Libertarian William B. Redpath 2.2% 4,607
     Write-in Unlisted 0.1% 229
Total Votes 208,556

See also

References