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Virginia's 11th Congressional District elections, 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
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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.

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.

Candidates

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

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]

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.[4]

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