United States House of Representatives election in Puerto Rico, 2012

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Puerto Rico's At-large district.

The election for Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico to the United States House of Representatives took place on November 6, 2012, the same day as the larger Puerto Rican general election and the United States general elections, 2012.

The Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico is the only member of the United States House of Representatives who is elected every four years instead of a two year term.

Incumbent Resident Representative Pedro Pierluisi of the New Progressive Party (NPP) (who caucuses with the Democratic Party), who was first elected in 2008, narrowly won reelection for a second term.[1] Pierluisi defeated his closest opponent, Rafael Cox Alomar of the Popular Democratic Party of Puerto Rico (PPD) by almost 1.3%.[1]

Election results[edit]

Election results, Resident Representative to the United States House of Representatives, November 6, 2012[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
New Progressive Pedro Pierluisi (inc.) 905,066 48.44%
Popular Democratic Rafael Cox Alomar 881,181 47.16%
Puerto Rican Independence Juan Manuel Mercado 38,941 2.08%
Worker's People Party Félix Córdova Iturregu 13,120 0.70%
Movimiento Unión Soberanista María de Lourdes Guzmán 11,764 0.63%
Puerto Ricans for Puerto Rico Sadiasept Guillont 5,647 0.30%
Independent Others/Write-in candidates 12,761 0.68%
Totals 1,868,480 100%
New Progressive hold

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