United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2012

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The 2012 United States House of Representatives elections in New York were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 to elect the twenty-seven U.S. Representatives from the state, one from each of the state's twenty seven congressional districts, a loss of two seats following the 2010 United States Census. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including a quadrennial presidential election, and a U.S. Senate election. The two existing districts that were eliminated were District 9, held by Republican Rep. Bob Turner,[1][2] and District 22, held by retiring Democratic Rep. Maurice Hinchey.[3][4]

Party primary elections occurred June 26, 2012,[5] with the general election coinciding with the national elections on November 6, 2012.

On Election Day, the Democratic Party regained two seats previously held by Republicans, while the Republican Party regained one seat previously held by a Democrat.[6] In the 113th Congress, which is scheduled to meet beginning on January 3, 2013, the New York delegation will initially consist of 21 Democrats and six Republicans.[7][8]

Redistricting[edit]

Each caucus in the New York State Legislature submitted their proposed 27-district maps to an appointed special master on February 29, 2012.[9] On March 6, the special master Judge Roanne L. Mann released her own proposed map, and slightly revised them again on March 12.[10][11] On March 19, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York imposed the special master's maps, with minor modifications.[12][13]

The district maps reflected a concerted effort to maintain whole counties and municipalities wherever possible (especially upstate) while grouping similar areas into common districts. This was in stark contrast to the heavily gerrymandered districts of the 2002 cycle. The most unusual portion of the district plan was the (perhaps unnecessary) renumbering: several adjacent districts (2 and 3, 8 and 10, 26 and 27) had their numerical designations swapped from their previous designations.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2012[14]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 4,127,348 58.00% 21 -
Republican 2,252,253 31.65% 6 -2
Green 41,672 0.59% 0 -
Conservative 23,414 0.33% 0 -
Socialist Workers 5,533 0.08% 0 -
Libertarian 2,986 0.04% 0 -
Others 663,130 9.32% 0 -
Totals 7,116,336 100.00% 27 -2

District 1[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop, who was first elected in 2002, kicked off his re-election campaign in April 2011.[15] In March 2011, Bishop was included in a list of potentially vulnerable Democrats by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.[16] Bishop also had the endorsement of the Working Families Party.

Randy Altschuler defeated George Demos in the Republican primary. Altschuler also had the endorsement of the Conservative Party and Independence Party.

On Election Day, Bishop prevailed by a 52.2%-47.8% margin.[7]

Republican primary results [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Altschuler 7,394 86.38%
Republican George Demos 1,166 13.62%
Totals 8,560 100%

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 1
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tim Bishop 135,118  %
Working Families Tim Bishop 11,061  %
Total Tim Bishop (incumbent) 146,179 52.5%
Republican Randy Altschuler 107,226  %
Conservative Randy Altschuler 20,125  %
Independence Randy Altschuler 4,953  %
Total Randy Altschuler 132,304 47.5%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 20,050 0%
Totals 278,483 100%
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District 2[edit]

Republican incumbent Peter King, who was redistricted from the 3rd district, said in May 2011 that the Nassau County Republican Party had encouraged him to run for president. King also said, however, that he was focused "entirely on getting re-elected to Congress."[18] King had the endorsement of the Conservative Party and Independence Party.

The Democrats nominated Vivianne Falcone to challenge King.[19] Falcone also had the endorsement of the Working Families Party.

King won re-election by a margin of more than 15%.[7]

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 2
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vivianne Falcone 93,932  %
Working Families Vivianne Falcone 6,613  %
Total Vivianne Falcone 100,545 41.4%
Republican Peter King 116,363  %
Conservative Peter King 19,515  %
Independence Peter King 6,431  %
Total Peter King (incumbent) 142,309 58.6%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 31,965 0%
Totals 242,854 100%
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District 3[edit]

Democratic incumbent Steve Israel is seeking re-election. Israel, along with the endorsment of the Democratic Party, has the endorsement of the Working Families Party and the Independence Party. The Republican Party and the Conservative Party have endorsed Stephen LaBate.[20]

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Israel 146,271  %
Working Families Steve Israel 6,506  %
Independence Steve Israel 5,103  %
Total Steve Israel (incumbent) 157,880 57.8%
Republican Stephen LaBate 98,614  %
Conservative Stephen LaBate 14,589  %
Total Stephen LaBate 113,203 41.5%
Libertarian Michael McDermott 1,644 0.6%
Constitution Anthony Tolda 367 0.1%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 35,105 0%
Totals 273,094 100%

District 4[edit]

Democratic incumbent Carolyn McCarthy, who has represented the 4th district since 1997, is seeking re-election. On June 26, 2012, Nassau County Legislator Francis X. Becker, Jr., defeated Frank Scaturro in a primary election for the Republican nomination, while Scaturro defeated Becker in the Conservative Party primary as a write-in candidate. It is rare for a write-in candidate to defeat a candidate whose name is printed on the ballot in a Congressional primary in New York. The Independence Party and Working Families Party have endorsed McCarthy.

Republican primary results[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Fran Becker 6,357 55.1%
Republican Frank Scaturro 5,175 44.9%
Totals 11,532 100%

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 4
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carolyn McCarthy 152,590  %
Working Families Carolyn McCarthy 7,472  %
Independence Carolyn McCarthy 3,893  %
Total Carolyn McCarthy (incumbent) 163,955 61.8%
Republican Fran Becker 84,982  %
Tax Revolt Party Fran Becker 711  %
Total Fran Becker 85,693 32.3%
Conservative Frank Scaturro 15,603 5.9%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 34,233 0%
Totals 265,251 100%
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District 5[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Gregory Meeks defeated former New York City Councilman Alan Jennings, rapper Michael Scala, and Joseph Marthone in the Democratic primary. The Republican Party has endorsed Alan Jennings.

Democratic primary results[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gregory Meeks 9,920 66.97%
Democratic Alan Jennings 1,972 13.32%
Democratic Michael Scala 1,694 11.44%
Democratic Joseph Marthone 1,227 8.28%
Totals 14,813 100%

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 5
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gregory Meeks (incumbent) 167,836 89.7%
Republican Alan Jennings 17,875 9.6%
Libertarian Catherine Wark 1,345 1.2%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 37,570 0%
Totals 187,056 100%

District 6[edit]

The 6th district will be an open seat, consisting mostly of territory from the former 5th and 9th districts. Neither of the two incumbents in those districts, Democrat Gary Ackerman from the 5th and Republican Bob Turner from the 9th, sought re-election. Ackerman, who represents most of the territory now in the 6th, is retiring,[22] while Turner dropped out of the race in March 2012 to run against incumbent Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand in the United States Senate election in New York, 2012.[23]

On June 26, 2012, New York State Assemblywoman Grace Meng defeated fellow assemblyman Rory Lancman and New York City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley in a Democratic primary election. Councilman Dan Halloran is running as the Republican nominee. Working Families Party endorsed Lancman. Green Party endorsed Evergreen Chou.[24]

Democratic primary results[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Grace Meng 14,825 52.98%
Democratic Rory Lancman 7,089 25.33%
Democratic Elizabeth Crowley 4,606 16.46%
Democratic Robert Mittman 1,462 5.22%
Totals 27,982 100%

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 6
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Grace Meng 107,507  %
Working Families Grace Meng 3,994  %
Total Grace Meng 111,501 68.0%
Republican Dan Halloran 45,993  %
Conservative Dan Halloran 4,853  %
Total Dan Halloran 50,846 31.0%
Green Evergreen Chou 1,913 1.0%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 22,693 12.1%
Totals 163,990 100%

District 7[edit]

Incumbent Nydia Velazquez, who was redistricted from the 12th district, defeated City Councilman Erik Dilan, Dan O'Connor, and George Martinez in a Democratic Party primary election.[25]

Democratic primary results[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nydia Velazquez 17,208 57.92%
Democratic Erik Dilan 10,408 35.03%
Democratic Daniel O'Connor 1,351 4.55%
Democratic George Martinez 745 2.51%
Totals 29,712 100%

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 7
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nydia Velázquez 132,490  %
Working Families Nydia Velázquez 8,869  %
Total Nydia Velázquez (incumbent) 141,359 94.8%
Conservative James Murray 7,816 5.2%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 29,747 0%
Totals 149,175 100%

District 8[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Edolphus Towns, who was redistricted from the 10th district and was first elected in 1982, announced in April 2012 that he would abandon his plans for re-election.[26]

New York State Assembly member Hakeem Jeffries defeated New York City Council member Charles Barron in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012.[27] Towns's son, Darryl, a former member of the New York State Assembly, was formerly considered the "next in line" for the seat; however, in 2011 he accepted a position in the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo, thereby lessening the chance he will run for the seat.[28]

Colin Beavan, the subject of the book and film No Impact Man, is the Green Party candidate.[29]

Democratic primary results[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hakeem Jeffries 28,271 71.18%
Democratic Charles Barron 11,130 28.02%
Democratic Write-in Candidates 103 0.26%
Democratic Unrecorded 213 0.54%
Totals 39,717 100.00%

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 8
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hakeem Jeffries 178,688  %
Working Families Hakeem Jeffries 5,351  %
Total Hakeem Jeffries 184,039 90.2%
Republican Alan Bellone 15,841  %
Conservative Alan Bellone 1,809  %
Total Alan Bellone 17,650 8.6%
Green Colin Beavan 2,441 1.2%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 32,169 0%
Totals 204,130 100.00%

District 9[edit]

Democrat Yvette Clarke, who was redistricted from the 11th district and has represented that district since 2007, is expected to seek re-election. Sylvia Kinard, an attorney and the ex-wife of Bill Thompson (a current/former Democratic nominee for Mayor of New York City), will challenge Clarke.[30]

Democratic primary results [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Yvette Clarke 15,069 85.90%
Democratic Sylvia Kinard 1,993 11.36%
Democratic Write-in Candidates 249 1.42%
Democratic Unrecorded 232 1.32%
Totals 17,543 100.00%

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 9
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Yvette Clarke 178,688  %
Working Families Yvette Clarke 5,351  %
Total Yvette Clarke (incumbent) 186,141 87.3%
Republican Daniel Cavanaugh 20,899  %
Conservative Daniel Cavanaugh 3,265  %
Total Daniel Cavanaugh 24,164 11.3%
Green Colin Beavan 2,991 1.4%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 25,666 0%
Totals 213,296 100.00%
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District 10[edit]

Long-term incumbent Democrat Jerrold Nadler, who is seeking re-election, will face a challenge from Republican Michael Chan, an economics professor at New York University.

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 10
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerrold Nadler 156,619  %
Working Families Jerrold Nadler 9,124  %
Total Jerrold Nadler (incumbent) 184,039 89.7%
Republican Michael Chan 35,538  %
Conservative Michael Chan 3,875  %
Total Michael Chan 39,413 19.2%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 32,319 0%
Totals 205,156 100.00%

District 11[edit]

Incumbent Republican Michael Grimm, who was redistricted from the 13th district and was first elected in 2010, sought re-election.[31]

Mark Murphy, a former aide to New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio was the Democratic nominee. Restaurateur Alex Borgognone initially sought the Democratic nomination to challenge Grimm,[32] but abandoned those plans in December 2011.[33] Henry "Hank" Bardel was the Green Party candidate.

Grimm won re-election by a margin of 52.8% to 46.2%.[7]

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 11
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Murphy 87,720  %
Working Families Mark Murphy 4,710  %
Total Mark Murphy 92,430 46.8%
Republican Michael Grimm 91,030  %
Conservative Michael Grimm 12,088  %
Total Michael Grimm (incumbent) 103,118 52.2%
Green Henry Bardel 1,939 1.0%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 17,281 0%
Totals 197,487 100.00%
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District 12[edit]

Reshma Saujani, who unsuccessfully challenged incumbent Carolyn Maloney, who was redistricted from the 14th district, in the 2010 Democratic primary, will not run again.[34]

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 12
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carolyn Maloney 185,757  %
Working Families Carolyn Maloney 8,613  %
Total Carolyn Maloney (incumbent) 185,757 80.0%
Republican Christoper Wright 42,110  %
Conservative Christoper Wright 2,257  %
Independence Christoper Wright 2,474  %
Total Christoper Wright 46,841 20.0%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 28,498 0%
Totals 232,211 100.00%

District 13[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Charles B. Rangel, who was redistricted from the 15th district and was censured by the House of Representatives after being found guilty of ethics violations, filed to run for re-election in February 2011.[35] Vincent Morgan, a former member of Rangel's staff who unsuccessfully challenged Rangel in the 2010, will run again.[36] State senator Adriano Espaillat;[37] Joyce Johnson;[36] former state assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV, who has unsuccessfully challenged Rangel twice in the past;[36] assemblyman Robert J. Rodriguez;[37] Clyde Williams, a former adviser to Bill Clinton and a former political director of the Democratic National Committee;[38] and assemblyman Keith Wright[36][37] may also seek the Democratic nomination.

On the night of the June 26 primary, it seemed as though the incumbent Rangel had defeated his closest challenger, State Senator Espaillat, by a 45%-40% margin; Rangel celebrated victory and Espaillat conceded defeat.[39] However, as the counting continued, that margin narrowed considerably. A number of precincts were very late in reporting and Espaillat went to court claiming irregularities in that his supporters had been improperly turned away from polling locations.[39][40] On Saturday July 7, 2012, Rangel received the primary victory by a margin of 990 votes. The New York City Board of Elections released that Rangel received 18,940 votes and Espaillat had 17,950.[40] On July 9, 2012, Espaillat conceded the election to Rangel.[40]

Democratic primary results [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charlie Rangel 19,187 43.90%
Democratic Adriano Espaillat 18,101 41.42%
Democratic Clyde Williams 4,266 9.76%
Democratic Joyce Johnson 1,018 2.33%
Democratic Craig Schley 598 1.37%
Democratic Write-in candidates 99 0.23%
Democratic Unrecorded 436 1.00%
Totals 43,705 100.00%

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 13
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charlie Rangel 170,690  %
Working Families Charlie Rangel 4,326  %
Total Charlie Rangel (incumbent) 175,016 90.8%
Republican Craig Schley 12,147 6.3%
Socialist Deborah Liatos 5,548 2.9%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 40,831 0%
Totals 192,711 100.00%
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District 14[edit]

Current New York State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr., a Democrat, has expressed interest in running for a Congressional seat, depending on the outcome of redistricting. Díaz, prior to redistricting, resides in the 7th district, represented by incument Democrat Joe Crowley, who has been redistricted to the 14th district.[41]

The new district runs from Newtown Creek in Sunnyside and over LaGuardia Airport and over the three Long Island Sound bridges to the Pelham, Westchester, border.

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 14
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Crowley 116,117  %
Working Families Joe Crowley 4,644  %
Total Joe Crowley (incumbent) 120,761 83.2%
Republican William Gibbons 19,191  %
Conservative William Gibbons 2,564  %
Total William Gibbons 21,755 15.0%
Green Anthony Gronowicz 2,570 1.8%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 25,915 0%
Totals 145,086 100.00%

District 15[edit]

José E. Serrano, incumbent Representative for the 16th district, ran for and won an 11th term.

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic José Serrano 150,243  %
Working Families José Serrano 2,418  %
Total José Serrano (incumbent) 152,661 97.2%
Republican Frank Della Valle 3,487  %
Conservative Frank Della Valle 940  %
Total Frank Della Valle 4,427 2.8%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 21,573 0%
Totals 157,088 100.00%

District 16[edit]

Eliot Engel, incumbent Representative for the 17th district, ran for and won a 12th term.

Democratic primary results [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eliot Engel 12,856 87.34%
Democratic Aniello Grimaldi 1,864 12.66%
Totals 14,720 100.00%

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 16
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eliot Engel 173,886  %
Working Families Eliot Engel 5,676  %
Total Eliot Engel (incumbent) 179,562 75.9%
Republican Joseph McLaughlin 53,935 22.8%
Green Joseph Diaferia 2,974 1.3%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 33,869 0%
Totals 236,471 100.00%

District 17[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Nita Lowey, who was redistricted from the 18th district, will seek re-election.[42]

Joe Carvin, the town supervisor of Rye, is the Republican nominee, after having withdrawn from his abortive effort to run in the U.S. senate election.[43]

Frank Morganthaler, former Lieutenant of NYFD and private investigator, is challenging Nita Lowey and running on an independent line, We the People.[citation needed]

Army reservist Mark Rosen, who sought the seat in 2010 but was forced to drop out of the race after being deployed to Afghanistan, was expected to seek the Republican nomination.[44] Rosen has since retired from the Army, which eliminates the threat of redeployment in this election cycle, but was redistricted out of the district and unable to run against Lowey a second time.

Republican primary results[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Carvin 4,225 64.68%
Republican Jim Russell 2,307 35.32%
Totals 6,532 100%

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 17
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nita Lowey 161,624  %
Working Families Nita Lowey 9,793  %
Total Nita Lowey (incumbent) 171,417 64.4%
Republican Joe Carvin 91,899 34.5%
We the People Francis Morganthaler 2,771 1.0%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 31,292 0%
Totals 266,087 100.00%
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District 18[edit]

Republican Nan Hayworth, who was redistricted from the 19th district and has represented that district since January 2011, ran for re-election.[42] State senator Greg Ball, who had considered challening Hayworth in the Republican primary, instead sought re-election.[45] Democrat John Hall, who represented the 19th district from 2007 until 2011, announced in July 2011 that he would not run again.[46]

Sean Patrick Maloney, a lawyer and former Clinton staffer, won the Democratic primary with 48% of the vote on June 26, 2012. Other candidates included: Matthew Alexander, the mayor of Wappingers Falls;[47] Richard Becker, a cardiologist;[47] Duane Jackson, a street vendor;[48][48] and Tom Wilson, the mayor of Tuxedo Park.[49]

On Election Day, Maloney won by a narrow margin.[7] Maloney stands to become New York's first openly gay Member of Congress.[50]

Democratic primary results [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sean Patrick Maloney 7,493 48.27%
Democratic Richard H. Becker 5,036 32.44%
Democratic Matthew C. Alexander 1,857 11.96%
Democratic Duane Jackson 780 5.03%
Democratic Thomas Wilson 356 2.29%
Totals 15,522 100.00%

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Nan
Hayworth (R)
Sean
Maloney (D)
Other Undecided
Siena October 16–17, 2012 615 ± 4% 49% 42% 9%
Siena September 12–16, 2012 628 ± 3.9% 46% 33% 10% 11%

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 18
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sean Patrick Maloney 132,456  %
Working Families Sean Patrick Maloney 11,389  %
Total Sean Patrick Maloney 143,845 51.9%
Republican Nan Hayworth 113,386  %
Conservative Nan Hayworth 19,663  %
Total Nan Hayworth (incumbent) 133,049 48.1%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 18,542 0%
Totals 276,894 100.00%
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District 19[edit]

Republican Chris Gibson, who was redistricted from the 20th district, has represented that district since 2011. With redistricting settled, the new 19th district went from being a Republican-leaning district to being a swing district.[51] Because of the dissolution of Maurice Hinchey's district, much of that district, including all of Ulster and Sullivan counties, was dissolved into this new district. Ulster County Executive Mike Hein declined to seek the Democratic nomination.[52][53] Former federal prosecutor and Ulster County Democratic Party chairman, Julian Schreibman, sought the Democratic nomination. Joel Tyner, a member of the Dutchess County legislature, also sought the Democratic nomination to challenge Gibson.[54][55] Schreibman prevailed in the Democratic primary.[56]

Gibson defeated Schreibman by a margin of 53.5% to 46.5%.[7]

Democratic primary results [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Julian Schreibman 6,653 58.82%
Democratic Joel Tyner 4,657 41.18%
Totals 11,310 100.00%

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 19
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Julian Schreibman 120,959  %
Working Families Julian Schreibman 13,336  %
Total Julian Schreibman 134,295 47.2%
Republican Chris Gibson 123,066  %
Conservative Chris Gibson 17,629  %
Independence Chris Gibson 9,550  %
Total Chris Gibson (incumbent) 150,245 52.8%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 21,756 0%
Totals 284,540 100.00%
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District 20[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Paul Tonko will seek re-election in this mostly unchanged district that was formerly numbered 21. Bob Dieterich will run as the Republican nominee.[20]

The district's territory is heavily Democratic and Tonko won re-election without significant competition.

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 20
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul Tonko 181,093  %
Working Families Paul Tonko 12,017  %
Independence Paul Tonko 10,291  %
Total Paul Tonko (incumbent) 134,295 68.4%
Republican Robert Dieterich 79,102  %
Conservative Robert Dieterich 14,676  %
Total Robert Dieterich 93,778 31.6%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 20,500 0%
Totals 297,179 100.00%

District 21[edit]

Republican businessman Matt Doheny, who unsuccessfully challenged Democratic incumbent Bill Owens (who was redistricted from the 23rd district) in 2010, chose to run again.[57][58] Doheny secured the Independence Party line[59] and the Conservative Party lines, the latter of which he did not have in 2010.[60] Kelly Eustis, the 23-year-old executive director of One Nation PAC, eventually deciding against running.[61] Jeff Stabins, an eccentric politician who until recently lived in Hernando County, Florida, expressed interest in the GOP nomination, having relocated to Sacketts Harbor, New York to seek the seat.[62] Corrections officer Tim Stampfler announced his self-described long-shot candidacy in December 2011.[63] Kellie Greene, an Oswego County native and theologian who most recently lived in Arizona, announced her intention to return to New York to primary Doheny in January 2012.[64] Colton resident and anti-cancer activist Donald Hassig sought and received the Green Party nomination;[65] Hassig appeared on the Green line despite the party's disavowal of him over his stance on immigration.[66] Doheny defeated Greene in the Republican primary, and appeared on the Republican, Conservative, and Independence Party lines in the fall election.[67] Hassig dropped out of the race November 3, endorsing Owens, but remained on the ballot.[68]

Republican primary results[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Matthew A. Doheny 9,331 70.81%
Republican Kellie A. Greene 3,847 29.19%
Totals 13,178 100%

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 21[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Owens 117,856  %
Working Families Bill Owens 8,775  %
Total Bill Owens (incumbent) 126,631 50.2%
Republican Matt Doheny 104,368  %
Conservative Matt Doheny 12,877  %
Independence Matt Doheny 4,401  %
Total Matt Doheny 121,646 48.2%
Green Donald Hassig 4,174 1.6%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 21,756 0%
Totals 252,451 100.00%
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District 22[edit]

Republican Richard Hanna, who was redistricted from the 24th district, had represented that district since 2011. Dan Lamb, district representative for outgoing 22nd District Representative Maurice Hinchey, also sought the seat, with Hinchey's endorsement.[69][70] Hanna defeated Michael Kicinski, who was backed by Carl Paladino, Doug Hoffman and other Tea Party activists, in the Republican primary.[71][72]

Republican primary results[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard L. Hanna 10,627 71.13%
Republican Michael Kicinski 4,314 28.87%
Totals 14,941 100%

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 22[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan Lamb 102,080 39.3%
Republican Richard Hanna 145,042  %
Independence Richard Hanna 12,899  %
Total Richard L. Hanna (incumbent) 157,941 60.7%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 20,061 0%
Totals 260,021 100.00%

District 23[edit]

Incumbent Republican Tom Reed, who was redistricted from the 29th district, was elected to his seat in November 2010. Reed was initially noncomittal regarding re-election, stating in July 2011 that "Re-election is the farthest thing from my mind;"[73] he officially announced for re-election on April 30, 2012.[74] Under the proposed redistricting plan set forth by the special master, Tompkins County (currently in district 22) would be redistricted into Reed's district, which would pit candidates for that area up against Reed. Matthew Zeller, an Afghanistan war veteran and former CIA officer who unsuccessfully challenged Reed in 2010, has endorsed Tompkins County legislator Nate Shinagawa for the 23rd district seat.[75] Nate Shinagawa won the Democratic Primary election over Leslie Danks Burke (also an Ithaca resident) and Melissa Dobson on June 26, 2012.[76]

Democratic primary results [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nate Shinagawa 6,162 53.86%
Democratic Leslie Danks Burke 4,246 37.11%
Democratic Melissa K. Dobson 1,033 9.03%
Totals 11,441 100.00%

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 23[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nate Shinagawa 114,590  %
Working Families Nate Shinagawa 12,945  %
Total Nate Shinagawa 127,535 48.1%
Republican Tom Reed 117,641  %
Conservative Tom Reed 14,273  %
Independence Tom Reed 5,755  %
Total Tom Reed (incumbent) 137,669 51.9%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 14,196 0%
Totals 265,204 100.00%

District 24[edit]

Republican Ann Marie Buerkle, who has represented the 25th district since 2011, sought re-election in the 24th district.[77] Dan Maffei, who represented the 25th district from 2009 until 2011,[78] and Brianne Murphy, an attorney,[79] sought the Democratic nomination to challenge Buerkle. Tom Buckel, a member of the Onondaga County legislature, had considered seeking the Democratic nomination;[79] however Buckel decided instead to run for the New York Supreme Court.[80] On February 6, Robert Paul Spencer announced he would run in the Republican Primary against Buerkle, citing his opposition to Buerkle's vote in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act, which Spencer believed to be unconstitutional.[81] Buerkle and Maffei won their respective party nominations and were joined on the general election ballot by Ursula Rozum, a 28-year-old public-transportation advocate serving as the Green Party nominee.[82]

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 24[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan Maffei 133,908  %
Working Families Dan Maffei 9,136  %
Total Dan Maffei 143,044 48.9%
Republican Ann Marie Buerkle 105,584  %
Conservative Ann Marie Buerkle 16,481  %
Independence Ann Marie Buerkle 4,989  %
Total Ann Marie Buerkle (incumbent) 127,054 43.4%
Green Ursula Rozum 22,670 7.7%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 10,799 0%
Totals 292,768 100.00%

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District 25[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Louise Slaughter, who was redistricted from the 28th district and has represented the Rochester metropolitan area since 1987, ran for re-election.[83] Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks sought the Republican nomination.[84] Andrew Decker, the sixth great-nephew of Betsy Ross, sought the Republican nomination.[85] Gates Supervisor Mark Assini[86] and former Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Fred Smerlas, who previously passed on a 2010 run, also mentioned possible runs.[87]

On Election Day, Slaughter prevailed over Brooks by a 57.2% to 42.8% margin.[7]

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Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 25[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Louise Slaugher 168,761  %
Working Families Louise Slaughter 11,049  %
Total Louise Slaughter (incumbent) 179,810 57.4%
Republican Maggie Brooks 109,292  %
Conservative Maggie Brooks 18,543  %
Independence Maggie Brooks 5,554  %
Total Maggie Brooks 133,389 42.6%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 9,561 0%
Totals 313,199 100.00%

District 26[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Brian Higgins, who was redistricted from the 27th district, sought re-election. Although his district was expected to become more friendly to Democrats in redistricting, the defeat of Higgins' protege, Chris Fahey, to Republican-backed Democrat Michael P. Kearns in a New York State Assembly race led to the perception that Higgins may have been more vulnerable than previously believed.[88] Previous names linked to runs on the Republican line included 2010 gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino and former Bills running back Thurman Thomas, both of whom declined to seek the seat. Michael H. Madigan, a Grand Island businessman, served as the Republican nominee for the seat.[89]

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 26[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brian Higgins 195,234  %
Working Families Brian Higgins 17,354  %
Total Brian Higgins (incumbent) 212,588 74.8%
Republican Michael Madigan 57,368  %
Conservative Michael Madigan 10,243  %
Independence Michael Madigan 4,055  %
Total Michael Madigan 71,666 25.2%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 20,707 0%
Totals 284,254 100.00%

District 27[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Kathy Hochul, who was redistricted from the 26th district seat that she won in a June 2011 special election, sought election to her first full term. Former Erie County Executive Chris Collins[90] and David Bellavia, whose petition to run in the 2011 election was rejected, faced each other in the Republican primary; Collins prevailed.[91][92]

Barry Weinstein, the town supervisor of Amherst;[93] former New York Attorney General Dennis Vacco;[94] Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (who has historically rejected calls to seek higher office),[95] and state senator and former Erie County sheriff Patrick Gallivan[96] were all linked to potential runs for the seat, although all of them either declined or never followed through.

Republican primary results[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Collins 11,677 59.86%
Republican David G. Bellavia 7,830 40.14%
Totals 19,507 100%

Results[edit]

US House election, 2012: New York District 27[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathy Hochul 140,008  %
Working Families Kathy Hochul 16,211  %
Total Kathy Hochul (incumbent) 156,219 49.2%
Republican Chris Collins 137,250  %
Conservative Chris Collins 23,970  %
Total Chris Collins 161,220 50.8%
None Blank/Void/Scattered 12,329 0%
Totals 317,439 100.00%
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