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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 11th congressional district|11th 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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*4 percent from the [[Virginia's 1st congressional district|1st congressional district]]
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*12 percent from the [[Virginia's 8th congressional district|8th congressional district]]
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*10 percent from the [[Virginia's 10th congressional district|10th congressional district]]
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*73 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 11th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 12, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Gerald Connolly Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Gerald Connolly Democratic 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 11th congressional district of Virginia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 11th 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 Gerald Connolly (D), who was first elected to the House in 2008.

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Gerald Connolly Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Chris Perkins
Green Party Joe Galdo
Independent Peter Marchetti
Independent Chris DeCarlo
Independent Mark Gibson


June 12, 2012,, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Green Party Green Party candidate

Independent Independent candidates

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.[4] Gerald Connolly ranked 8th on the list.[4] 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.[4]. 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.[4]

The 11th district was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.[5][6]

District history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Gerry Connolly won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Keith S. Fimian (R), Christopher F. DeCarlo (I), David L. Dotson (L), David William Gillis, Jr. (Independent Green), and a write-in.[7]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Virginia, Congressional District 11, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGerald E. Connolly Incumbent 49.2% 111,720
     Republican Keith S. Fimian 48.8% 110,739
     Independent Christopher F. DeCarlo 0.8% 1,846
     Libertarian David L. Dotson 0.6% 1,382
     Independent Green David William Gillis, Jr. 0.4% 959
     Write-in Unlisted 0.1% 305
Total Votes 226,951

See also

References