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{{vadis9congtoc}}{{tnr}}The [[Virginia's 9th congressional district|9th congressional district of Virginia]] will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
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{{vadis9congtoc}}{{tnr}}The [[Virginia's 9th congressional district|9th congressional district of Virginia]] held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
 
[[File:VA9.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 9th congressional district prior to the [[Redistricting in Virginia|2012 redistricting]].]]
 
[[File:VA9.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 9th congressional district prior to the [[Redistricting in Virginia|2012 redistricting]].]]
 
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[[Morgan Griffith]] was re-elected on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Virginia ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
 
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|Filing deadline=March 29, 2012
 
|Filing deadline=March 29, 2012
 
|Primary date=June 12, 2012
 
|Primary date=June 12, 2012
 
|Primary=Virginia has an [[Open primary|open primary]] system, in which any registered voter may choose which party's primary to vote in.
 
|Primary=Virginia has an [[Open primary|open primary]] system, in which any registered voter may choose which party's primary to vote in.
|Voter registration=Voters had to register to [[Voting in the 2012 primary elections|vote in the primary]] by May 21. For the [[Voting in the 2012 general elections|general election]], the voter registration deadline is October 15.<ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/cms/documents/ElecCal/Website%20-%20November%20Calendar.pdf ''Virginia State Board of Elections'' "2012 November Election Calendar," Accessed July 7, 2012]</ref>
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|Voter registration=Voters had to register to [[Voting in the 2012 primary elections|vote in the primary]] by May 21. For the [[Voting in the 2012 general elections|general election]], the voter registration deadline was October 15.<ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/cms/documents/ElecCal/Website%20-%20November%20Calendar.pdf ''Virginia State Board of Elections'' "2012 November Election Calendar," Accessed July 7, 2012]</ref>
 
|State=Virginia
 
|State=Virginia
|Incumbent=Heading into the election the incumbent is [[Morgan Griffith]] (R), who was first elected to the House in 2010. }}
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|Incumbent=Heading into the election the incumbent was [[Morgan Griffith]] (R), who was first elected to the House in 2010. }}
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This was the first election which used [[Congressional redistricting maps implemented after the 2010 Census|new district maps based on 2010 Census data]]. [[Virginia's 9th congressional district]] is located in the western portion of the [[Virginia|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.<ref>[http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/images/Virginia_January_2012_Redistricting_Map.jpg ''Virginia Redistricting Map'' "Map" Accessed September 25, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Candidates==
 
==Candidates==
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{{Candidate list noteB|Date=October 15, 2012}}
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==Election Results==
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===General Election===
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==Impact of redistricting==
 
==Impact of redistricting==
 
::''See also: [[Redistricting in Virginia]]''
 
::''See also: [[Redistricting in Virginia]]''
Following the 2010 Census, Virginia will be [[Redistricting in Virginia|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]].
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Following the 2010 Census, Virginia was [[Redistricting in Virginia|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]].
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The [[Virginia's 9th congressional district|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.<ref>[http://www.censusviewer.com/district-maps/2012/09/Virginia-congressional-districts-comparison-2001-2011/ ''Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer'' "Virginia's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"]</ref><ref>[http://www.votermapping.com ''Labels & Lists'' "VoterMapping software voter counts"]</ref>
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*5 percent from the [[Virginia's 5th congressional district|5th congressional district]]
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*6 percent from the [[Virginia's 6th congressional district|6th congressional district]]
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*90 percent from the [[Virginia's 9th congressional district|9th congressional district]]
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===District partisanship===
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====FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012 study====
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:''See also: [[FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012]]''
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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.<ref>[http://www.fairvote.org/assets/2012-Redistricting/VARedistrictingAnalysis.pdf,'' "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Virginia," September 2012]</ref>
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*'''2012''': 37D / 63R
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*'''2010''': 37D / 63R
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====Cook Political Report's PVI====
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:''See also: [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index]]''
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In 2012, ''Cook Political Report'' released its updated figures on the [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index|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).<ref>[http://cookpolitical.com/application/writable/uploads/2012_PVI_by_District.pdf ''Cook Political Report'' "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" Accessed October 2012]</ref>
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==Campaign contributions==
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Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the [[United States Congress elections, 2012|2012 elections season]]. Below are the candidate's reports.
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===Anthony Flaccavento===
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{{Campaign finance reports
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|Name =Anthony Flaccavento
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|Political Party =Democratic
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|Report 1 =April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/468/12970864468/12970864468.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', Anthony Flaccavento's April Quarterly report," Accessed September 26, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 1 =April 9, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 1 =0
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|Total Contributions 1 =7985
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|Expenditures 1=586.77
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|Cash on Hand 1 =7398.23
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|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/672/12952320672/12952320672.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Anthony Flaccavento's July Quarterly report," Accessed September 26, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 2 =July 12, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 2 =11914.14
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|Total Contributions 2 =77772.30
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|Expenditures 2=49751.14
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|Cash on Hand 2 =39935.30
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===Morgan Griffith===
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{{Campaign finance reports
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|Name =Morgan Griffith
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|Political Party =Republican
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|Report 1 =April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/547/12970935547/12970935547.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', Morgan Griffith's April Quarterly report," Accessed September 26, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 1 =April 14, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 1 =344778.82
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|Total Contributions 1 =165574.60
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|Expenditures 1=149002.74
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|Cash on Hand 1 =361350.68
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|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/425/12971417425/12971417425.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Morgan Griffith's July Quarterly report," Accessed September 26, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 2 =July 13, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 2 =343700.36
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|Total Contributions 2 =120653
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|Expenditures 2=43065.27
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|Cash on Hand 2 =421288.09
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|}}
  
 
==District history==
 
==District history==

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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
Morgan Griffith.jpg

Virginia U.S. House Elections
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 9th congressional district of Virginia held 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 will be added when official election results are 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

Election Results

General Election

U.S. House, Virginia District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Anthony Flaccavento 38.6% 116,400
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMorgan Griffith Incumbent 61.3% 184,882
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 376
Total Votes 301,658
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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