2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri

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2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri

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All 8 Missouri seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 6 3
Seats won 6 2
Seat change Steady Decrease 1
Popular vote 1,463,586 1,119,554
Percentage 54.70% 41.84%

The 2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 and elected the eight U.S. Representatives from the state of Missouri, a loss of one seat following the 2010 United States Census. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including a quadrennial presidential election and an election to the U.S. Senate.

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Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2012[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats Before Seats After +/–
Republican 1,463,586 54.70% 6 6 -
Democratic 1,119,554 41.84% 3 2 -1
Libertarian 87,774 3.28% 0 0 -
Constitution 4,971 0.19% 0 0 -
Independent 15 <0.01% 0 0 -
Total 2,675,900 100.00% 9 8

Redistricting[edit]

A new congressional map was passed by the Missouri General Assembly on April 27, 2011.[2] The map was vetoed by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon on April 30,[3] but Nixon's veto was overridden by the General Assembly on May 4, making the plan law.[4] The map effectively eradicates the former 3rd district, which has been represented by Democrat Russ Carnahan since 2005, splitting it between the districts represented by Republicans Blaine Luetkemeyer and Todd Akin and Democrat William Lacy Clay, Jr.[2]

District 1[edit]

Democrat William Lacy Clay, Jr., who has represented Missouri's 1st congressional district since 2001, will run for re-election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Fellow U.S. Representative Russ Carnahan, part of whose current district was drawn into the 1st district, challenged Clay in the Democratic primary on August 7, 2012 and lost heavily.[5] Francis Slay, the mayor of St. Louis, did not run and has endorsed Clay.[6]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Lacy Clay, Jr. (incumbent) 57,791 63.3
Democratic Russ Carnahan (incumbent) 30,943 33.9
Democratic Candice Britton 2,570 2.8
Total votes 91,304 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Robyn Hamlin (R), ran against W. Lacy Clay, Jr. in 2010 and is running again for the seat in 2012.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robyn Hamlin 9,737 57.9
Republican Martin D. Baker 7,085 42.1
Total votes 16,822 100.0

Libertarian primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Libertarian primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Robb E. Cunningham 246 100.0
Total votes 246 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Missouri's 1st congressional district, 2012 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lacy Clay (incumbent) 267,927 78.7
Republican Robyn Hamlyn 60,832 17.9
Libertarian Robb Cunningham 11,824 3.5
Total votes 340,583 100.0
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

Republican Todd Akin, who has represented Missouri's 2nd congressional district since 2001, will run for the U.S. Senate rather than seek re-election.[8]

Democratic primary[edit]

Democrat Russ Carnahan, part of whose current 3rd district was drawn into the 2nd district, will run for re-election in the 1st district.[5]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Glenn Koenen 7,894 28.38
Democratic Harold Whitfield 7,848 28.22
Democratic George Weber 7,541 27.11
Democratic Marshall Works 4,532 16.29
Total votes 27,815 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Randy Jotte, an emergency room physician and former member of the Webster Groves City Council,[9] and Ann Wagner, a former U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg and former Missouri Republican Party chairwoman,[10] are running for the Republican nomination to succeed Akin. Wagner has ruled out switching to a campaign for the U.S. Senate.[11] Former state representative Joe Smith also may run in the 2nd district.[12] Republican state senator Jane Cunningham, who had previously indicated she would run, said in July 2011 that she would instead seek re-election to the state Senate.[13] Ed Martin, a lawyer who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in the 3rd district in 2010, had decided to run,[14] but dropped his bid in January 2012 in order to run for state attorney general.[15]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ann Wagner 53,583 65.8
Republican Randy Jotte 18,644 22.9
Republican John Morris 6,041 7.4
Republican James O. Baker 3,185 3.9
Total votes 81,453 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Missouri's 2nd congressional district, 2012 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ann Wagner 236,971 60.1
Democratic Glenn Koenen 146,272 37.1
Libertarian Bill Slantz 9,193 2.3
Constitution Anatol Zorikova 2,012 0.5
Total votes 394,448 100.0
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer will run in the reconfigured 3rd district, which includes most of the 9th district he has represented since 2009.[16]

Former state representative Cynthia Davis may challenge Luetkemeyer as a candidate of the Constitution Party.[17]

Democratic primary[edit]

Democrat Eric C. Mayer, a small business owner from Camdenton has filed to run.[18]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eric C. Mayer 22,478 100.0
Total votes 22,478 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer (incumbent) 79,661 100.0
Total votes 79,661 100.0

Libertarian primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Libertarian primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Steven Wilson 367 100.0
Total votes 367 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Missouri's 3rd congressional district, 2012 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer (incumbent) 214,843 63.5
Democratic Eric C. Mayer 111,189 32.8
Libertarian Steven Wilson 12,353 3.7
Total votes 338,385 100.0
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

Republican Vicky Hartzler, who has represented the 4th district since January 2011, will seek re-election. In redistricting, all of Boone, Cooper, Howard, and Randolph counties, and parts of Audrain County, were added to the 4th district; while Cole, Lafayette, Ray, and Saline counties were removed from the district.[19]

Democratic primary[edit]

Cass County Prosecuting Attorney Teresa Hensley,[20] will seek the Democratic nomination.

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Teresa Hensley 24,631 100.0
Total votes 24,631 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vicky Hartzler (incumbent) 71,615 84.0
Republican Bernie Mowinski 13,645 16.0
Total votes 85,260 100.0

Libertarian primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Libertarian primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Thomas Holbrook 232 58.0
Libertarian Herschel L. Young 168 42.0
Total votes 400 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Missouri's 4th congressional district, 2012 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vicky Hartzler (incumbent) 192,237 60.3
Democratic Teresa Hensley 113,120 35.5
Libertarian Thomas Holbrook 10,407 3.3
Constitution Greg Cowan 2,959 0.9
Total votes 318,723 100.0
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

Missouri's 5th Congressional district is perhaps the one most complicated by redistricting, and the legal challenges that have ensued.[21] It is expected that Democratic incumbent Emanuel Cleaver will seek another term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Emanuel Cleaver (incumbent) 43,712 100.0
Total votes 43,712 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Republican Jerry Nolte, who at first announced his intention to run in the 6th district will now run in the 5th.[22] Nolte's residence lies on the court-contested border of the two districts. Fellow Republican Jacob Turk, who unsuccessfully ran against Cleaver in 2008 and 2010 is also a candidate in 2012. Jason Greene is a Republican newcomer born and raised in the Kansas City area who currently teaches and coaches within the Raytown community.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jacob Turk 24,814 58.9
Republican Jerry Nolte 10,734 25.5
Republican Jason Greene 5,067 12.0
Republican Ron Paul Shawd 1,542 3.6
Total votes 42,157 100.0

Libertarian primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Libertarian primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Randall Langkraehr 335 100.0
Total votes 335 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Missouri's 5th congressional district, 2012 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Emanuel Cleaver (incumbent) 200,290 60.5
Republican Jacob Turk 122,149 36.9
Libertarian Randall Langkraehr 8,497 2.6
Independent Andrew Feagle (write-in) 6 0.0
Total votes 330,942 100.0
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

Due to realignment following the 2010 U.S. Census, the district now spans most of the northern portion of the state, from St. Joseph to Kirksville, and also including most of the state's portion of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area north of the Missouri River. Incumbent Sam Graves, who has represented the district since 2001,[23] won the Republican primary against Bob Gough and Christopher Ryan.

Democratic primary[edit]

Kyle Yarber won the Democratic primary against Ronald W. Harris, W.A. (Bill) Hedge and Ted Rights.[24] Russ Lee Monchil is the Libertarian nominee.[25]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kyle Yarber 10,242 32.5
Democratic Bill Hedge 8,620 27.4
Democratic Ronald William Harris 7,483 23.8
Democratic Ted Rights 5,118 16.3
Total votes 31,463 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam Graves (incumbent) 59,388 80.3
Republican Christopher Ryan 9,945 13.5
Republican Bob Gough 4,598 6.2
Total votes 73,931 100.0

Libertarian primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Libertarian primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 252 100.0
Total votes 252 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Missouri's 6th congressional district, 2012 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam Graves (incumbent) 216,906 65.0
Democratic Kyle Yarber 108,503 32.5
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 8,279 2.5
Total votes 333,688 100.0
Republican hold

District 7[edit]

Republican Billy Long, Democrat Jim Evans and Libertarian Kevin Craig are the nominees.[26]

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Evans 14,446 100.0
Total votes 14,446 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Billy Long (incumbent) 62,917 59.7
Republican Mike Moon 22,860 21.7
Republican Tom Stilson 19,666 18.6
Total votes 105,443 100.0

Libertarian primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Libertarian primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Kevin Craig 303 100.0
Total votes 303 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Missouri's 7th congressional district, 2012 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Billy Long (incumbent) 203,565 63.9
Democratic Jim Evans 98,498 30.9
Libertarian Kevin Craig 16,668 5.2
Independent Kenneth Joe Brown (write-in) 9 0.0
Total votes 318,740 100.0
Republican hold

District 8[edit]

Republican Jo Ann Emerson, who has represented Missouri's 8th congressional district since 1996,[27] is being challenged by Democratic nominee Jack Rushin and Libertarian nominee Rick Vandeven.

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jack Rushin 27,839 100.0
Total votes 27,839 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jo Ann Emerson (incumbent) 61,975 67.1
Republican Bob Parker 30,429 32.9
Total votes 92,404 100.0

Libertarian primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Libertarian primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Rick Vandeven 164 100.0
Total votes 164 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Missouri's 8th congressional district, 2012 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jo Ann Emerson (incumbent) 216,083 71.9
Democratic Jack Rushin 73,755 24.6
Libertarian Rob Vandeven 10,553 3.5
Total votes 300,391 100.0
Republican hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives
  2. ^ a b Toeplitz, Shira (April 28, 2011). "Missouri Legislature Passes New Map, Awaits Nixon's Move". Roll Call. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
  3. ^ Marsh, Wendell; McCune, Greg (April 30, 2011). "Missouri governor vetoes state redistricting plan". Reuters. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
  4. ^ Miller, Joshua (May 4, 2011). "Missouri Legislature Overrides Nixon's Redistricting Veto". Roll Call. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
  5. ^ a b McDermott, Kevin (August 8, 2012). "William Lacy Clay wins easily over Russ Carnahan". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
  6. ^ "Mayor Slay endorses Clay over Carnahan". Big 550 KTRS. February 28, 2012. Archived from the original on September 5, 2012. Retrieved February 29, 2012.
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  8. ^ Weiner, Rachel (May 17, 2011). "Todd Akin running for Senate". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
  9. ^ Wagman, Jake (January 24, 2012). "Doctor makes 3 in GOP race for 2nd Congressional District". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved January 28, 2012.
  10. ^ D'Aprile, Shane (May 17, 2011). "Missouri Republican Wagner formally launches 2012 House bid". The Hill. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
  11. ^ Miller, Joshua (October 25, 2011). "Ann Wagner Definitively Rules Out Senate Bid". Roll Call. Retrieved October 28, 2011.
  12. ^ Aldrich, Dick (May 18, 2011). "Akin runs for Senate; field grows for current seat". Missouri News Horizon. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
  13. ^ Wagman, Jake (July 6, 2011). "State Sen. Jane Cunningham won't run for Congress". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved July 8, 2011.
  14. ^ Wagman, Jake (May 9, 2011). "Ed Martin slides out of Senate race, into House fight". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
  15. ^ Wagman, Jake (January 27, 2012). "Ed Martin switches races again, will now pursue attorney general's seat". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved January 28, 2012.
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  19. ^ Keller, Rudi (January 23, 2012). "Democrat plans run in Fourth District". Columbia Daily Tribune. Archived from the original on November 13, 2012. Retrieved January 25, 2012.
  20. ^ Xi, Yue (January 30, 2012). "Cass County Democrat plans to run for congressional seat". Columbia Missourian. Archived from the original on January 21, 2013. Retrieved February 29, 2012.
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  23. ^ Wagman, Jake (February 3, 2011). "Sam Graves says no to running for U.S. Senate". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
  24. ^ Newton, Ken (October 10, 2011). "Yarber launches 6th District bid". St. Joseph News-Press. Retrieved October 27, 2011.
  25. ^ "Filing closes for state, Adair county races". Kirksville Daily Express. 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2012-03-28.[permanent dead link]
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