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{{vadis3congtoc}}The [[Virginia's 3rd congressional district|3rd congressional district of Virginia]] will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
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{{vadis3congtoc}}{{tnr}}The [[Virginia's 3rd congressional district|3rd congressional district of Virginia]] held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
 
[[File:VA3.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 3rd congressional district prior to the [[Redistricting in Virginia|2012 redistricting]].]]
 
[[File:VA3.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 3rd congressional district prior to the [[Redistricting in Virginia|2012 redistricting]].]]
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[[Robert C. Scott]] was re-elected on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Virginia ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
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{{Congintro2012
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|Filing deadline=March 29, 2012
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|Primary date=June 12, 2012
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|Primary=Virginia has an [[Open primary|open primary]] system, in which any registered voter may choose which party's primary to vote in.
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|Voter registration=Voters had to register to [[Voting in the 2012 primary elections|vote in the primary]] by May 21. For the [[Voting in the 2012 general elections|general election]], the voter registration deadline was October 15.<ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/cms/documents/ElecCal/Website%20-%20November%20Calendar.pdf ''Virginia State Board of Elections'' "2012 November Election Calendar," Accessed July 7, 2012]</ref>
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|State=Virginia
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|Incumbent=Heading into the election the incumbent was [[Robert C. Scott|Robert C. "Bobby" Scott]] (D), who was first elected to the House in 1992. }}
  
Candidates wishing to run must file by the [[Signature_requirements_and_deadlines_for_2012_U.S._Congress_elections|signature filing deadline]] March 29, 2012. The primary elections will be held on June 12, 2012.
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This was the first election which used [[Congressional redistricting maps implemented after the 2010 Census|new district maps based on 2010 Census data]]. [[Virginia's 3rd congressional district]] is located in the eastern portion of the [[Virginia|state]], and includes Charles City, colonial Heights City, Surry, Hampton City and Norfolk City counties.<ref>[http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/images/Virginia_January_2012_Redistricting_Map.jpg ''Virginia Redistricting Map'' "Map" Accessed July 24, 2012]</ref>
 
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Heading into the election the incumbent is [[Robert C. Scott|Robert C. "Bobby" Scott]] (D), who was first elected to the House in 1992.
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==Candidates==
 
==Candidates==
{{bluedot}} <u>'''Democratic Primary'''</u>
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{{Candidate list noteB|Date=October 15, 2012}}
:* [[Robert C. Scott]]: ''Incumbent''<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/virginia-politics/post/scott-will-not-run-for-us-senate-race-endorses-kaine/2011/09/05/gIQAUQy84J_blog.html ''Washington Post'' "Scott will not run for U.S. Senate race; endorses Kaine," Accessed December 6, 2011]</ref>
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{{reddot}} <u>'''Republican Primary'''</u>
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:* [[Chuck Smith]]: Attorney, previous candidate<ref>[http://chucksmith2012.com/ ''Chuck Smith 2012 Campaign website,'' Accessed December 6, 2011]</ref>
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==Election Results==
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===General Election===
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==Impact of redistricting==
 
==Impact of redistricting==
 
::''See also: [[Redistricting in Virginia]]''
 
::''See also: [[Redistricting in Virginia]]''
 
Following the results of the 2010 Census, Virginia was [[Redistricting in Virginia|redistricted]] in order to more evenly distribute representation among the population.
 
Following the results of the 2010 Census, Virginia was [[Redistricting in Virginia|redistricted]] in order to more evenly distribute representation among the population.
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The [[Virginia's 3rd congressional district|3rd 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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*3 percent from the [[Virginia's 2nd congressional district|2nd congressional district]]
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*83 percent from the [[Virginia's 3rd congressional district|3rd congressional district]]
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*3 percent from the [[Virginia's 4th congressional district|4th congressional district]]
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*5 percent from the [[Virginia's 7th congressional district|7th congressional district]]
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===District partisanship===
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====FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012 study====
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:''See also: [[FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012]]''
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In 2012, FairVote did a study on partisanship in the congressional districts, giving each a percentage ranking (D/R) based on the new 2012 maps and comparing that to the old 2010 maps. Virginia's 3rd District became more Democratic because of redistricting.<ref>[http://www.fairvote.org/assets/2012-Redistricting/VARedistrictingAnalysis.pdf,'' "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Virginia," September 2012]</ref>
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*'''2012''': 75D / 25R
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*'''2010''': 72D / 28R
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====Cook Political Report's PVI====
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:''See also: [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index]]''
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In 2012, ''Cook Political Report'' released its updated figures on the [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index|Partisan Voter Index]], which measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. [[Virginia's 3rd congressional district]] has a PVI of D+23, which is the 34th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by [[Barack Obama]] (D), 79-21 percent over [[John McCain]] (R). In 2004, [[John Kerry]] (D) won the district 70-30 percent over George W. Bush (R).<ref>[http://cookpolitical.com/application/writable/uploads/2012_PVI_by_District.pdf ''Cook Political Report'' "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" Accessed October 2012]</ref>
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==Campaign contributions==
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Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the [[United States Congress elections, 2012|2012 elections season]]. Below are the candidate's reports.
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===Robert Scott===
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{{Campaign finance reports
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|Collapse=
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|Name =Robert Scott
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|Political Party =Democratic
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|Report 1 =April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/406/12951451406/12951451406.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', Robert Scott's April Quarterly report," Accessed September 20, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 1 =April 15, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 1 =36811.24
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|Total Contributions 1 =20385
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|Expenditures 1=29239.43
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|Cash on Hand 1 =27956.81
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|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/063/12952493063/12952493063.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Robert Scott's July Quarterly report," Accessed September 20, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 2 =July 15, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 2 =28265.22
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|Total Contributions 2 =111100
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|Expenditures 2=17042.92
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|Cash on Hand 2 =122322.30
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|}}
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===Dean Longo===
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{{Campaign finance reports
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|Name =Paul Dean Longo
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|Political Party =Republican
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|Report 1 =April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/693/12951438693/12951438693.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', Dean Longo's April Quarterly report," Accessed September 20, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 1 =April 15, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 1 =25.22
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|Total Contributions 1 =5610
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|Expenditures 1=5503.08
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|Cash on Hand 1 =132.14
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|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/625/12971464625/12971464625.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Dean Longo's July Quarterly report," Accessed September 20, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 2 =July 15, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 2 =8201.37
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|Total Contributions 2 =1050
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|Expenditures 2=2386.50
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|Cash on Hand 2 =6864.87
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|}}
  
 
==District history==
 
==District history==
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Virginia's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 12, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Robert C. Scott Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Robert C. Scott Democratic Party
Bobby Scott.jpg

Virginia U.S. House Elections
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd congressional district of Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 3rd congressional district prior to the 2012 redistricting.

Robert C. Scott was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[1]

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 was October 15.[2]

See also: Virginia elections, 2012

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D), who was first elected to the House in 1992.

This was the first election which used new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Virginia's 3rd congressional district is located in the eastern portion of the state, and includes Charles City, colonial Heights City, Surry, Hampton City and Norfolk City counties.[3]

Candidates

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals will be added when official election results are 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 Robert C. Scott Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dean Longo


June 12, 2012,, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

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Election Results

General Election

U.S. House, Virginia District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert C. Scott Incumbent 81.3% 259,199
     Republican Dean Longo 18.5% 58,931
     Write-In N/A 0.3% 806
Total Votes 318,936
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Virginia

Following the results of the 2010 Census, Virginia was redistricted in order to more evenly distribute representation among the population.

The 3rd district was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.[6][7]

District partisanship

FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012 study

See also: FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012

In 2012, FairVote did a study on partisanship in the congressional districts, giving each a percentage ranking (D/R) based on the new 2012 maps and comparing that to the old 2010 maps. Virginia's 3rd District became more Democratic because of redistricting.[8]

  • 2012: 75D / 25R
  • 2010: 72D / 28R

Cook Political Report's PVI

See also: Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index

In 2012, Cook Political Report released its updated figures on the Partisan Voter Index, which measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. Virginia's 3rd congressional district has a PVI of D+23, which is the 34th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by Barack Obama (D), 79-21 percent over John McCain (R). In 2004, John Kerry (D) won the district 70-30 percent over George W. Bush (R).[9]

Campaign contributions

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are the candidate's reports.

Robert Scott

Robert Scott Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2012$36,811.24$20,385$(29,239.43)$27,956.81
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2012$28,265.22$111,100$(17,042.92)$122,322.30
Running totals
$131,485$(46,282.35)

Dean Longo

Paul Dean Longo Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2012$25.22$5,610$(5,503.08)$132.14
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2012$8,201.37$1,050$(2,386.50)$6,864.87
Running totals
$6,660$(7,889.58)

District history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Robert Scott won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating C.L. "Chuck" Smith, Jr. (R), John D. Kelly (I), James J. Quigley (L), and a write-in.[14]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Virginia, Congressional District 3rd, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert C. "Bobby" Scott Incumbent 70% 114,754
     Republican C.L. "Chuck" Smith, Jr. 27.2% 44,553
     Independent John D. Kelly 1.2% 2,039
     Libertarian James J. Quigley 1.5% 2,383
     Write-in Unnamed 0.1% 171
Total Votes 163,900

See also

References