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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.
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 Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D), who was first elected to the House in 1992.

This will be the first election using 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.[2]

Candidates

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been 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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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.[5][6]

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.[7]

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

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