Virginia's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

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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
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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

Candidates wishing to run must file by the signature filing deadline March 29, 2012. The primary elections will be held on June 12, 2012.

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

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.

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.[3]

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