Virginia's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

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Virginia's 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 12, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Bob Goodlatte Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Bob Goodlatte Republican Party
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Virginia U.S. House Elections
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 6th congressional district of Virginia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 6th 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 Bob Goodlatte (R), 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 results of the 2010 Census, Virginia was redistricted in order to more evenly distribute representation among the population.

District history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Bob Goodlatte won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Jeffrey W. Vanke (I), Stuart M. Bain (L), and a write-in.[3]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Virginia, Congressional District 6, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Goodlatte Incumbent 76.3% 127,487
     Independent Jeffrey W. Vanke 13% 21,649
     Libertarian Stuart M. Bain 9.2% 15,309
     Write-in Unnamed 1.6% 2,709
Total Votes 167,154

See also

References