Washington's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
August 7, 2012
|Candidate Filing Deadline||Primary Election||General Election|
Voter registration: Voters were required to register to vote in the primary by July 9, or July 30 in-person for first-time voters. For the general election, voter registration deadlines were October 9, and October 28 for first-time voters.
- See also: Washington elections, 2012
This was the first election which used new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Washington's 6th congressional district is located in the western portion of the state, and includes Grays Harbor, Mason, Thurston, Kitsap, Jefferson, and Cialiam counties.
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General election candidates
August 7, 2012, primary results
- Jesse L. Young: Technology consultant
- Bill Driscoll
- David Eichner
- Doug Cloud
- Stephan Andrew Brodhead
|U.S. House, Washington District 6 General Election, 2012|
|Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Republican challenger Bill Driscoll was included in the National Republican Congressional Committee's Young Guns program. The program highlighted challengers who represented the GOP's best chances to pick up congressional seats in the general election.
Impact of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in Washington
Washington gained a congressional seat following the 2010 Census, bringing its total up to 10. The newly redrawn 6th covers the Olympic and Kitsap peninsulas, north of Grays Harbor. It does not include Olympia, Thurston County, or Shelton, but does include most of Tacoma.
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. Washington's 6th District became more Democratic because of redistricting.
- 2012: 54D / 46R
- 2010: 54D / 46R
Cook Political Report's PVI
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. Washington's 6th congressional district has a PVI of D+5, which is the 148th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by Barack Obama (D), 58-42 percent over John McCain (R). In 2004, John Kerry (D) won the district 54-46 percent over George W. Bush (R).
On November 2, 2010, Norm Dicks won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Doug Cloud (R).
|U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Washington, Congressional District 6, 2010|
|Democratic||Norman D. Dicks Incumbent||58%||151,873|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Washington, 2012
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- CNN "Washington Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
- Washington Secretary of State "Top 2 Primary: FAQ," Accessed May 17, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State "Dates and Deadlines," Accessed May 25, 2012
- Wall Street Journal "Rep. Norm Dicks, 18-Term Incumbent, to Retire," March 2, 2012
- Washington Redistricting Map "Map" Accessed July 24, 2012
- The Olympian "Washington state election races cash in," accessed December 7, 2011
- Jesse Young for Congress accessed December 7, 2011
- Sauerwein for Congress accessed December 7, 2011
- NRCC "Young Guns 2012"
- Washington Redistricting Commission "Final Statewide," Accessed May 15, 2012
- Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer "Washington's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"
- Labels & Lists "VoterMapping software voter counts"
- "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Washington," September 2012
- Cook Political Report "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" Accessed October 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"