Virginia's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
June 12, 2012
The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was March 29, 2012. The primary elections will be held on June 12, 2012.
Heading into the election the incumbent is Gerald Connolly (D), who was first elected to the House in 2008.
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. Connolly ranked 8th on the list. 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.. 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.
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.
- United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia, 2012
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- United States Senate elections in Virginia, 2012
- The Hill "Rep. Connolly rules out 2012 Senate run; hopes for Kaine," Accessed December 6, 2011
- Politico "Perkins: Ryan plans needs better sales pitch," Accessed December 6, 2011
- The Hill "House members most helped by redistricting" Accessed April 17, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"