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Revision as of 22:13, 29 November 2012

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Virginia's 9th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 12, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Morgan Griffith Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Morgan Griffith 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 9th congressional district of Virginia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 9th congressional district prior to the 2012 redistricting.

Morgan Griffith 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 Morgan Griffith (R), who was first elected to the House in 2010.

This was the first election which used new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Virginia's 9th congressional district is located in the western portion of the state, and includes Lee, Wise, Dickenson, Buchanan, Scott, Russell, Tazewell, Washington, Smyth, Wythe, Bland, Giles, Craig, Alleghany, Montgomery, Pulaski, Grayson, Carroll, Floyd, and Patrick counties and parts of Henry and Roanoke counties.[3]

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 Anthony Flaccavento
Republican Party Morgan Griffith 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 2010 Census, Virginia was redistricted. The state remained at 11 congressional seats. Redistricting plans were not solidified by the end of the 2011 session of the Virginia General Assembly.

The 9th 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 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 9th District partisan breakdown did not change because of redistricting.[7]

  • 2012: 37D / 63R
  • 2010: 37D / 63R

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 9th congressional district has a PVI of R+11, which is the 95th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 59-41 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 60-40 percent over John Kerry (D).[8]

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.

Anthony Flaccavento

Anthony Flaccavento Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 9, 2012$0$7,985$(586.77)$7,398.23
July Quarterly[10]July 12, 2012$11,914.14$77,772.30$(49,751.14)$39,935.30
Running totals
$85,757.3$(50,337.91)

Morgan Griffith

Morgan Griffith Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 14, 2012$344,778.82$165,574.60$(149,002.74)$361,350.68
July Quarterly[12]July 13, 2012$343,700.36$120,653$(43,065.27)$421,288.09
Running totals
$286,227.6$(192,068.01)

District history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Morgan Griffith won election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating incumbent Rick Boucher (D), Jeremiah D. Heaton (I), and a write-in.[13]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Virginia, Congressional District 9, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngH. Morgan Griffith 51.2% 95,726
     Democratic Rick Boucher Incumbent 46.4% 86,743
     Independent Jeremiah D. Heaton 2.3% 4,282
     Write-in Unlisted 0.1% 166
Total Votes 186,917

See also

References