Virginia's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

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Virginia's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 12, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Randy Forbes Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Randy Forbes Republican Party
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 4th congressional district of Virginia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 4th 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 Randy Forbes (R), who was first elected to the House in a special election in 2001.

This will be the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Virginia's 4th congressional district is located in the southern portion of the state, and includes Chesapeake City, Isle of Wright, Sussex, Emporia City, Dinwiddie, Norroway, Amelia, Powhatan, Chestfield, and Colonial Heights counties.[2]

Candidates

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General election candidates

Democratic Party Ella Ward
Republican Party Randy Forbes Green check mark transparent.png


June 12, 2012,, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

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 newly redrawn 7th district is even more conservative than it was prior to redistricting.[4]

The 4th 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, Randy Forbes won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Wynne V. E. LeGrow (D) and a write-in.[7]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Virginia, Congressional District 4, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJ. Randy Forbes Incumbent 62.3% 123,659
     Democratic Wynne V. E. LeGrow 37.5% 74,298
     Write-in Unnamed 0.2% 432
Total Votes 198,389

See also

References