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2012 United States House of Representatives elections

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All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives[a]
218 seats needed for a majority
Turnout52.0%[1] Increase 11.1 pp
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader John Boehner Nancy Pelosi
Party Republican Democratic
Leader since January 3, 2007 January 3, 2003
Leader's seat Ohio 8th California 12th
Last election 242 seats, 51.7%[2] 193 seats, 44.9%
Seats won 234 201
Seat change Decrease 8 Increase 8
Popular vote 58,283,314 59,645,531
Percentage 47.7% 48.8%
Swing Decrease 4.0% Increase 3.9%

Results:
     Democratic hold      Democratic gain
     Republican hold      Republican gain

Speaker before election

John Boehner
Republican

Elected Speaker

John Boehner
Republican

The 2012 United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 6, 2012. It coincided with the reelection of President Barack Obama. Elections were held for all 435 seats representing the 50 U.S. states and also for the delegates from the District of Columbia and five major U.S. territories. The winners of this election cycle served in the 113th United States Congress. This was the first congressional election using districts drawn up based on the 2010 United States census.

Although Democratic candidates received a nationwide plurality of more than 1.4 million votes (1.1%) in the aggregated vote totals from all House elections,[3] the Republican Party won a 33-seat advantage in seats, thus retaining its House majority by 17 seats. Democrats picked up 27 previously Republican-held seats, but most of these gains were canceled out due to Republican pick-ups of Democratic-held seats, and reapportionment gains that benefited Republicans, leaving the Democrats with a net gain of just eight seats.[4]

This disparity – common in close elections involving single-member district voting[5] – has sometimes been attributed to targeted Republican gerrymandering in the congressional redistricting process following the 2010 United States Census.[6][7][8][9][10] "Unintentional gerrymandering," --the high concentration of Democrats in urban centers--leading to "wasted votes" in districts that easily elected Democratic candidates, has also been cited as causing some of the efficiency gap.[11][9][12] The GOP also benefited from having a greater number of incumbents, who tend to have an advantage in elections[9] which may have helped Republicans win close elections for individual seats.

In the 20th century, the party with a plurality of the popular vote was unable to receive a majority in the House on four occasions- 1952 and 1996, in which the Republicans held a majority in the House. Meanwhile, the 1914 and 1942 elections were the last time that the Democrats won a majority in the House without winning the popular vote.[8][13]

As of 2024, this is the last congressional election in which Democrats won a House seat in West Virginia.

Results summary[edit]

Federal[edit]

234 201
Republican Democratic
Summary of the November 6, 2012 United States House of Representatives election results
Parties Seats Popular vote
2010 2012 Net
change
Strength Vote % Change
  Republican Party 242 234 Decrease 8 53.8% 58,283,314 47.7% −4.0%
  Democratic Party 193 201 Increase 8 46.2% 59,645,531 48.8% +3.9%
  Libertarian Party 1,360,925 1.1% −0.1%
  Independent 1,240,672 1.0% +0.4%
  Green Party 373,455 0.3%
  Constitution Party 111,576 0.1% −0.1%
  Reform Party 70,682 0.1% +0.1%
  Others - - - - 1,205,344 1.0% +0.1%
Totals 435 435 0 100.0% 122,291,499 100.0% -
Source: Election Statistics – Office of the Clerk (does not include blank or over/under votes)

Per state[edit]

State Total
seats
Democratic Republican
Seats Change Seats Change
Alabama 7 1 Steady 6 Steady
Alaska 1 0 Steady 1 Steady
Arizona 9 5 Increase 2 4 Decrease 1
Arkansas 4 0 Decrease 1 4 Increase 1
California 53 38 Increase 4 15 Decrease 4
Colorado 7 3 Steady 4 Steady
Connecticut 5 5 Steady 0 Steady
Delaware 1 1 Steady 0 Steady
Florida 27 10 Increase 4 17 Decrease 2
Georgia 14 5 Steady 9 Increase 1
Hawaii 2 2 Steady 0 Steady
Idaho 2 0 Steady 2 Steady
Illinois 18 12 Increase 4 6 Decrease 5
Indiana 9 2 Decrease 1 7 Increase 1
Iowa 4 2 Decrease 1 2 Steady
Kansas 4 0 Steady 4 Steady
Kentucky 6 1 Decrease 1 5 Increase 1
Louisiana 6 1 Steady 5 Decrease 1
Maine 2 2 Steady 0 Steady
Maryland 8 7 Increase 1 1 Decrease 1
Massachusetts 9 9 Decrease 1 0 Steady
Michigan 14 5 Decrease 1 9 Steady
Minnesota 8 5 Increase 1 3 Decrease 1
Mississippi 4 1 Steady 3 Steady
Missouri 8 2 Decrease 1 6 Steady
Montana 1 0 Steady 1 Steady
Nebraska 3 0 Steady 3 Steady
Nevada 4 2 Increase 1 2 Steady
New Hampshire 2 2 Increase 2 0 Decrease 2
New Jersey 12 6 Decrease 1 6 Steady
New Mexico 3 2 Steady 1 Steady
New York 27 21 Steady 6 Decrease 2
North Carolina 13 4 Decrease 3 9 Increase 3
North Dakota 1 0 Steady 1 Steady
Ohio 16 4 Decrease 1 12 Decrease 1
Oklahoma 5 0 Decrease 1 5 Increase 1
Oregon 5 4 Steady 1 Steady
Pennsylvania 18 5 Decrease 2 13 Increase 1
Rhode Island 2 2 Steady 0 Steady
South Carolina 7 1 Steady 6 Increase 1
South Dakota 1 0 Steady 1 Steady
Tennessee 9 2 Steady 7 Steady
Texas 36 12 Increase 3 24 Increase 1
Utah 4 1 Steady 3 Increase 1
Vermont 1 1 Steady 0 Steady
Virginia 11 3 Steady 8 Steady
Washington 10 6 Increase 1 4 Steady
West Virginia 3 1 Steady 2 Steady
Wisconsin 8 3 Steady 5 Steady
Wyoming 1 0 Steady 1 Steady
Total 435 201 Increase 8 234 Decrease 8
Popular vote
Democratic
48.75%
Republican
47.59%
Libertarian
1.12%
Green
0.30%
Other
2.24%
House seats
Republican
53.79%
Democratic
46.21%

Maps[edit]

Retiring incumbents[edit]

Forty-one Representatives retired. Thirty-four of those seats were held by the same party, six seats changed party.

Democrats[edit]

Twenty-two Democrats retired. Fourteen of those seats were held by Democrats, five were won by Republicans, and three seats were eliminated in redistricting.

Democratic held[edit]

  1. California 6: Lynn Woolsey,[14] was succeeded by Jared Huffman (with district being renumbered as California 2).
  2. California 51: Bob Filner, to run for Mayor of San Diego,[15] was succeeded by Juan Vargas.
  3. Connecticut 5: Chris Murphy, to run for U.S. Senate,[16] was succeeded by Elizabeth Esty.
  4. Hawaii 2: Mazie Hirono, to run for U.S. Senate,[17] was succeeded by Tulsi Gabbard.
  5. Illinois 12: Jerry Costello,[18] was succeeded by William Enyart.
  6. Massachusetts 4: Barney Frank,[19] was succeeded by Joseph P. Kennedy III.
  7. Michigan 5: Dale Kildee,[20] was succeeded by Dan Kildee.
  8. Nevada 1: Shelley Berkley, to run for U.S. Senate,[21] was succeeded by Dina Titus.
  9. New Mexico 1: Martin Heinrich, to run for U.S. Senate,[22] was succeeded by Michelle Lujan Grisham.
  10. New York 5: Gary Ackerman,[23] was succeeded by Grace Meng (with district being renumbered as New York 6).
  11. New York 10: Edolphus Towns,[24] was succeeded by Hakeem Jeffries (with district being renumbered as New York 8).
  12. Texas 20: Charlie Gonzalez,[25] was succeeded by Joaquín Castro.
  13. Washington 6: Norm Dicks,[26] was succeeded by Derek Kilmer.
  14. Wisconsin 2: Tammy Baldwin, to run for U.S. Senate,[27] was succeeded by Mark Pocan.

Republican gain[edit]

  1. Arkansas 4: Mike Ross, was succeeded by Tom Cotton.
  2. Indiana 2: Joe Donnelly, to run for U.S. Senate, was succeeded by Jackie Walorski.
  3. North Carolina 11: Heath Shuler, was succeeded by Mark Meadows.
  4. North Carolina 13: Brad Miller, was succeeded by George Holding.
  5. Oklahoma 2: Dan Boren, was succeeded by Markwayne Mullin.

Seats eliminated in redistricting[edit]

  1. California 18: Dennis Cardoza.[28]
  2. Massachusetts 1: John Olver.[29]
  3. New York 22: Maurice Hinchey.[30]

Republicans[edit]

Nineteen Republicans retired. Fifteen of those seats were held by Republicans, one was won by a Democrat, and three seats were eliminated in redistricting.

Republican held[edit]

  1. Arizona 6: Jeff Flake, to run for U.S. Senate,[31] was succeeded by Matt Salmon (with district being renumbered as Arizona 5).
  2. California 2: Wally Herger,[32] was succeeded by Doug LaMalfa (with district being renumbered as California 1).
  3. California 41: Jerry Lewis,[33] was succeeded by Paul Cook (with district being renumbered as California 8).
  4. Florida 14: Connie Mack IV, to run for U.S. Senate,[34] was succeeded by Trey Radel (with district being renumbered as Florida 19).
  5. Illinois 15: Tim Johnson,[35] was succeeded by Rodney L. Davis (with district being renumbered as Illinois 13).
  6. Indiana 5: Dan Burton,[36] was succeeded by Susan Brooks.
  7. Indiana 6: Mike Pence, to run for Governor of Indiana,[37] was succeeded by Luke Messer.
  8. Missouri 2: Todd Akin, to run for U.S. Senate,[38] was succeeded by Ann Wagner.
  9. Michigan 11: Thaddeus McCotter: failed to make the ballot for renomination due to fraudulent signatures,[39] was succeeded by Kerry Bentivolio.
  10. Montana at-large: Denny Rehberg, to run for U.S. Senate,[40] was succeeded by Steve Daines.
  11. North Carolina 9: Sue Myrick,[41] was succeeded by Robert Pittenger.
  12. North Dakota at-large: Rick Berg, to run for U.S. Senate,[42] was succeeded by Kevin Cramer.
  13. Ohio 14: Steve LaTourette,[43] was succeeded by David Joyce.
  14. Pennsylvania 19: Todd Russell Platts,[44] was succeeded by Scott Perry (with district being renumbered as Pennsylvania 4).
  15. Texas 14: Ron Paul, to run for U.S. President,[45] was succeeded by Randy Weber.

Democratic gain[edit]

  1. California 24: Elton Gallegly,[46] was succeeded by Julia Brownley (with district being renumbered as California 26).

Seats eliminated in redistricting[edit]

  1. California 26: David Dreier.
  2. New York 9: Bob Turner, who ran for U.S. Senate.[47]
  3. Ohio 7: Steve Austria.[48]

Incumbents defeated[edit]

As a result of redistricting, many incumbents were forced to compete against each other in the same district, which resulted in a larger number of incumbents being defeated in primaries.

In primary elections[edit]

Thirteen representatives lost renomination: Eight were lost in redistricting battles pitting incumbents against each other, and five incumbents lost nomination to non-incumbent challengers.

Democrats[edit]

Seven Democrats lost renomination: five in redistricting and two to a non-incumbent challenger.

Seat held by a Democrat[edit]

These primary winners later won the general election.

  1. Michigan 14: Hansen Clarke lost a redistricting race to fellow incumbent Gary Peters
  2. Missouri 1: Russ Carnahan lost a redistricting race to fellow incumbent Lacy Clay
  3. New Jersey 9: Steve Rothman lost a redistricting race to fellow incumbent Bill Pascrell
  4. Ohio 9: Dennis Kucinich lost a redistricting race to fellow incumbent Marcy Kaptur
  5. Pennsylvania 17: Tim Holden lost to challenger Matt Cartwright[49]
  6. Texas 16: Silvestre Reyes lost to challenger Beto O'Rourke[50]
Seat lost to a Republican[edit]
  1. Pennsylvania 12: Jason Altmire lost a redistricting race to fellow incumbent Mark Critz,[49] who later lost the general election

Republicans[edit]

Six Republicans lost renomination: three in redistricting races and three to a non-incumbent challenger. All the seats were held by Republicans.

  1. Arizona 6: Ben Quayle lost a redistricting race to fellow incumbent David Schweikert
  2. Florida 3: Cliff Stearns lost to challenger Ted Yoho
  3. Florida 7: Sandy Adams lost a redistricting race to fellow incumbent John Mica
  4. Illinois 16: Don Manzullo lost a redistricting race to fellow incumbent Adam Kinzinger
  5. Ohio 2: Jean Schmidt lost to challenger Brad Wenstrup
  6. Oklahoma 1: John Sullivan lost to challenger Jim Bridenstine

In general elections[edit]

Democrats[edit]

Ten incumbent Democrats lost re-election; four to fellow Democrats and six to Republicans. Four losses were in California: two due to redistricting putting two incumbents together (resulting in a net loss of two for the Democrats) and two due to the state's top two primary. Two incumbents outside of California lost to Republican incumbents after being redistricted to the same district.

Seat held by a Democrat[edit]
  1. California 15: Pete Stark lost to Eric Swalwell
  2. California 30: Howard Berman lost a redistricting race to fellow incumbent Brad Sherman
  3. California 35: Joe Baca lost to Gloria Negrete McLeod
  4. California 44: Laura Richardson lost a redistricting race to fellow incumbent Janice Hahn
Seat lost to a Republican incumbent[edit]
  1. Iowa 3: Leonard Boswell lost a redistricting race to Tom Latham
  2. Ohio 16: Betty Sutton lost a redistricting race to Jim Renacci
Seat lost to a Republican challenger[edit]
  1. Kentucky 6: Ben Chandler lost to Andy Barr.
  2. New York 27: Kathy Hochul lost to Chris Collins.
  3. North Carolina 8: Larry Kissell lost to Richard Hudson.
  4. Pennsylvania 12: Mark Critz lost to Keith Rothfus.

Republicans[edit]

Seventeen incumbent Republicans lost re-election.

Seat held by a Republican[edit]

One incumbent Republican lost re-election to a fellow incumbent Republican.

  1. Louisiana 3: Jeff Landry lost to Charles Boustany
Seat lost to a Democratic challenger[edit]

Sixteen incumbent Republicans, ten of whom were first elected in 2010, lost re-election to Democrats.

  1. California 7: Dan Lungren lost to Ami Bera.
  2. California 36: Mary Bono Mack lost to Raul Ruiz.
  3. California 52: Brian Bilbray lost to Scott Peters.
  4. Florida 18: Allen West lost to Patrick Murphy.
  5. Florida 26: David Rivera lost to Joe Garcia.
  6. Illinois 8: Joe Walsh lost to Tammy Duckworth.
  7. Illinois 10: Robert Dold lost to Brad Schneider.
  8. Illinois 11: Judy Biggert lost to Bill Foster
  9. Illinois 17: Bobby Schilling lost to Cheri Bustos.
  10. Maryland 6: Roscoe Bartlett lost to John K. Delaney.
  11. Minnesota 8: Chip Cravaack lost to Rick Nolan
  12. New Hampshire 1: Frank Guinta lost to Carol Shea-Porter
  13. New Hampshire 2: Charles Bass lost to Ann Kuster.
  14. New York 18: Nan Hayworth lost to Sean Patrick Maloney.
  15. New York 24: Ann Marie Buerkle lost to Dan Maffei
  16. Texas 23: Quico Canseco lost to Pete Gallego.

Reapportionment[edit]

The 2010 United States census determined how many of the 435 congressional districts each state receives for the 2010 redistricting cycle. Due to population shifts, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania each lost one seat; and New York and Ohio each lost two seats. Conversely, Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah, and Washington each gained one seat; Florida gained two seats; and Texas gained four seats.[51]

Newly created seats[edit]

Of the 435 districts created in the 2010 redistricting, nineteen had no incumbent representative.

Closest races[edit]

Sixty-four races were decided by 10% or lower.

District Winner Margin
North Carolina 7th Democratic 0.19%
Utah 4th Democratic 0.31%
Illinois 13th Republican 0.34%
Michigan 1st Republican 0.54%
Florida 18th Democratic (flip) 0.58%
Arizona 2nd Democratic 0.84%
Massachusetts 6th Democratic 1.15%
Minnesota 6th Republican 1.21%
Illinois 10th Democratic (flip) 1.26%
Puerto Rico at-large Democratic 1.28%
Indiana 2nd Republican (flip) 1.43%
New York 27th Republican (flip) 1.57%
Nebraska 2nd Republican 1.59%
New York 21st Democratic 1.97%
Colorado 6th Republican 2.04%
California 52nd Democratic (flip) 2.35%
Connecticut 5th Democratic 2.62%
California 7th Democratic (flip) 3.36%
Pennsylvania 12th Republican (flip) 3.47%
Florida 10th Republican 3.48%
Arizona 1st Democratic 3.65%
New Hampshire 1st Democratic (flip) 3.76%
New York 23rd Republican 3.82%
Kentucky 6th Republican (flip) 3.89%
New York 18th Democratic (flip) 3.90%
Ohio 16th Republican 4.09%
Arizona 9th Democratic 4.10%
California 15th Democratic 4.22%[b]
Texas 23rd Democratic (flip) 4.75%
New Hampshire 2nd Democratic (flip) 4.83%
New York 1st Democratic 4.98%
California 26th Democratic (flip) 5.38%
New York 11th Republican 5.41%
California 10th Republican 5.42%
Florida 2nd Republican 5.46%
New York 24th Democratic (flip) 5.46%
New York 19th Republican 5.60%
California 36th Democratic (flip) 5.88%
North Carolina 9th Republican 6.13% [c]
Michigan 11th Republican (flip) 6.40%
Ohio 6th Republican 6.50%
Illinois 17th Democratic (flip) 6.56%
Florida 16th Republican 7.22%
Georgia 12th Democratic 7.40%
Nevada 3rd Republican 7.49%
Virginia 2nd Republican 7.66%
North Carolina 8th Republican (flip) 7.79%
Washington 1st Democratic 7.87%
California 33rd Democratic 7.91%
West Virginia 3rd Democratic 7.96%
Nevada 4th Democratic 8.00%
Iowa 4th Republican 8.10%
Minnesota 2nd Republican 8.16%
Illinois 8th Democratic (flip) 8.37%
Michigan 3rd Republican 8.45%
California 3rd Democratic 8.46%
Iowa 3rd Republican (flip) 8.63%
Texas 14th Republican 8.85%
New Jersey 3rd Republican 8.86%
Minnesota 8th Democratic (flip) 8.89%
Illinois 12th Democratic 8.91%
Hawaii 1st Democratic 9.23%
Florida 22nd Democratic (flip) 9.25%
California 25th Republican 9.56%

Election ratings[edit]

Special elections[edit]

There were six special elections in 2012. Winners would have a seniority advantage over other freshmen. Two elections were held separate from the November elections and four elections were held concurrent with the November elections.

District Incumbent Result Candidates
Member Party First
elected
Oregon 1 David Wu Democratic 1998 Incumbent resigned August 3, 2011.
New member elected January 31, 2012.
Democratic hold.
The winner was subsequently re-elected in November, see below.
Arizona 8 Gabby Giffords Democratic 2006 Incumbent resigned January 25, 2012.
New member elected June 12, 2012.
Democratic hold.
The winner was subsequently re-elected in November, see below.
  • Green tickY Ron Barber (Democratic) 52.3%
  • Jesse Kelly (Republican) 45.4%
  • Charlie Manolakis (Green) 2.3%
Kentucky 4 Geoff Davis Republican 2004 Incumbent resigned July 31, 2012 for family health reason.
New member elected November 6, 2012.
Republican hold.
Winner was also elected the same day to the next term, see below.
Michigan 11 Thad McCotter Republican 2002 Incumbent resigned July 6, 2012 after failing to qualify for renomination.
New member elected November 6, 2012.
Democratic gain.
Winner was not elected the same day to the next term, see below.
New Jersey 10 Donald M. Payne Democratic 1988 Incumbent died March 6, 2012.
New member elected November 6, 2012 to finish his father's term.
Democratic hold.
Winner was also elected the same day to the next term, see below.
Washington 1 Jay Inslee Democratic 1998 Incumbent resigned March 20, 2012 to run for Governor of Washington.
New member elected November 6, 2012.
Democratic hold.
Winner was also elected the same day to the next term, see below.

Alabama[edit]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Alabama 1 R+14 Jo Bonner Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 2 R+18 Martha Roby Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 3 R+15 Mike D. Rogers Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 4 R+23 Robert Aderholt Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 5 R+14 Mo Brooks Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 6 R+28 Spencer Bachus Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 7 D+17 Terri Sewell Democratic 2010 Incumbent re-elected.

Alaska[edit]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Alaska at-large R+13 Don Young Republican 1973 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Don Young (Republican) 64.7%
  • Sharon Cissna (Democratic) 28.4%
  • Jim C. McDermott (Libertarian) 5.1%
  • Ted Gianoutsos (Independent)1.9%

Arizona[edit]

Arizona gained one seat in reapportionment. A second open seat was created when a pair of Republicans were redistricted into the same district.[54] Primary elections were August 28, 2012.

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Arizona 1 R+3 None (New seat) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Arizona 2 R+2 Ron Barber
Renumbered from the 8th district
Democratic 2012 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Arizona 3 D+7 Raúl Grijalva
Redistricted from the 7th district
Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Arizona 4 R+16 Paul Gosar
Redistricted from the 1st district
Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Arizona 5 R+16 Jeff Flake
Redistricted from the 6th district
Republican 2000 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. senator.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Arizona 6 R+10 Ben Quayle
Redistricted from the 3rd district
Republican 2010 Incumbent lost renomination.
Republican loss.
David Schweikert
Redistricted from the 5th district
Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Arizona 7 D+12 Ed Pastor
Redistricted from the 4th district
Democratic 1991 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Ed Pastor (Democratic) 80.3%
  • Joe Cobb (Libertarian) 19.2%
Arizona 8 R+13 Trent Franks
Renumbered from the 2th district
Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Arizona 9 R+1 None (New seat) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.

Arkansas[edit]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Arkansas 1 R+7 Rick Crawford Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Arkansas 2 R+5 Timothy Griffin Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Arkansas 3 R+16 Steve Womack Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Arkansas 4 R+9 Mike Ross Democratic 2000 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.

California[edit]

California's results

California retained its fifty-three seats: four new seats were created when four pairs of Representatives were redistricted to run against each other. An additional Republican incumbent, Gary Miller, won re-election in an entirely different district from the one he had previously represented.[55] The election featured the first use of the top-two primary system in which primary elections list candidates from all parties on one ballot, and the top two vote-getters advance to the general election. Two elections (30th and 44th districts) featured two Democratic incumbents running against each other.[56]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
California 1 R+10 Wally Herger
Redistricted from the 2nd district
Republican 1986 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
California 2 D+19 Lynn Woolsey
Redistricted from the 6th district
Democratic 1992 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
California 3 D+1 John Garamendi
Redistricted from the 10th district
Democratic 2009 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
California 4 R+10 Tom McClintock Republican 2008 Incumbent re-elected.
California 5 D+18 Mike Thompson
Redistricted from the 1st district
Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
California 6 D+13 Doris Matsui
Redistricted from the 5th district
Democratic 2005 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
California 7 R+3 Dan Lungren
Redistricted from the 3rd district
Republican 1978
1988 (retired)
2004
Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
California 8 R+12 Jerry Lewis
Redistricted from the 41st district
Republican 1978 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
California 9 D+2 Jerry McNerney
Redistricted from the 11th district
Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
California 10 R+5 Jeff Denham
Redistricted from the 19th district
Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Dennis Cardoza
Redistricted from the 18th district
Democratic 2002 Incumbent retired.
Democratic loss.
California 11 D+17 George Miller
Redistricted from the 7th district
Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected.
California 12 D+35 Nancy Pelosi
Redistricted from the 8th district
Democratic 1987 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Nancy Pelosi (Democratic) 84.8%
  • John Dennis (Republican) 15.2%
California 13 D+37 Barbara Lee
Redistricted from the 9th district
Democratic 1998 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
California 14 D+23 Jackie Speier
Redistricted from the 12th district
Democratic 2008 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
California 15 D+15 Pete Stark
Redistricted from the 13th district
Democratic 1972 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
California 16 D+2 Jim Costa
Redistricted from the 20th district
Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Jim Costa (Democratic) 57.4%
  • Brian Whelan (Republican) 42.6%
California 17 D+18 Mike Honda
Redistricted from the 15th district
Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
California 18 D+18 Anna Eshoo
Redistricted from the 14th district
Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
California 19 D+16 Zoe Lofgren
Redistricted from the 16th district
Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
California 20 D+19 Sam Farr
Redistricted from the 17th district
Democratic 1993 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
California 21 R+3 None (New seat) New seat.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
California 22 R+12 Devin Nunes
Redistricted from the 21st district
Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
California 23 R+18 Kevin McCarthy
Redistricted from the 22nd district
Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
California 24 D+3 Lois Capps
Redistricted from the 23rd district
Democratic 1998 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
California 25 R+6 Howard McKeon Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
California 26 D+2 Elton Gallegly
Redistricted from the 24th district
Republican 1986 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
California 27 D+9 Judy Chu
Redistricted from the 32nd district
Democratic 2009 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Judy Chu (Democratic) 63.4%
  • Jack Orswell (Republican) 36.6%
California 28 D+19 Adam Schiff
Redistricted from the 29th district
Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
California 29 D+21 None (New seat) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
  • Green tickY Tony Cárdenas (Democratic) 74.2%
  • David Hernandez (Independent) 25.8%
California 30 D+13 Brad Sherman
Redistricted from the 27th district
Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Howard Berman
Redistricted from the 28th district
Democratic 1982 Incumbent lost re-election.
Democratic loss.
California 31 D+12 David Dreier
Redistricted from the 26th district
Republican 1980 Incumbent retired.
Republican loss.
Gary Miller
Redistricted from the 42nd district
Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
California 32 D+9 Grace Napolitano
Redistricted from the 38th district
Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
California 33 D+12 Henry Waxman
Redistricted from the 30th district
Democratic 1974 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Henry Waxman (Democratic) 53.7%
  • Bill Bloomfield (Independent) 46.3%
California 34 D+28 Xavier Becerra
Redistricted from the 31st district
Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
California 35 D+10 Joe Baca
Redistricted from the 43rd district
Democratic 1999 (Special) Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
California 36 R+3 Mary Bono
Redistricted from the 45th district
Republican 1998 (Special) Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
California 37 D+33 Karen Bass
Redistricted from the 33rd district
Democratic 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
California 38 D+9 Linda Sánchez
Redistricted from the 39th district
Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
California 39 R+7 Ed Royce
Redistricted from the 40th district
Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Ed Royce (Republican) 59.2%
  • Jay Chen (Democratic) 40.8%
California 40 D+25 Lucille Roybal-Allard
Redistricted from the 34th district
Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
California 41 D+3 None (New seat) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
California 42 R+12 Ken Calvert
Redistricted from the 44th district
Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
California 43 D+23 Maxine Waters
Redistricted from the 35th district
Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
California 44 D+29 Janice Hahn
Redistricted from the 36th district
Democratic 2011 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Laura Richardson
Redistricted from the 37th district
Democratic 2007 (Special) Incumbent lost re-election.
Democratic loss.
California 45 R+8 John B. T. Campbell III
Redistricted from the 48th district
Republican 2005 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
California 46 D+3 Loretta Sanchez
Redistricted from the 47th district
Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
California 47 D+5 None (New seat) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
California 48 R+8 Dana Rohrabacher
Redistricted from the 46th district
Republican 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
California 49 R+5 Darrell Issa Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
California 50 R+14 Duncan D. Hunter
Redistricted from the 52nd district
Republican 2008 Incumbent re-elected.
California 51 D+11 Bob Filner Democratic 1992 Incumbent retired to run for Mayor of San Diego.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
California 52 D+1 Brian Bilbray
Redistricted from the 50th district
Republican 1994
2000 (defeated)
2006 (Special)
Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
California 53 D+7 Susan Davis Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.

Colorado[edit]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Colorado 1 D+17 Diana DeGette Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Colorado 2 D+8 Jared Polis Democratic 2008 Incumbent re-elected.
Colorado 3 R+4 Scott Tipton Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Colorado 4 R+12 Cory Gardner Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Colorado 5 R+15 Doug Lamborn Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Colorado 6 R+1 Mike Coffman Republican 2008 Incumbent re-elected.
Colorado 7 D+3 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.

Connecticut[edit]

Primary elections were held August 14, 2012.

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Connecticut 1 D+12 John B. Larson Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Connecticut 2 D+6 Joe Courtney Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Connecticut 3 D+9 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
Connecticut 4 D+5 Jim Himes Democratic 2008 Incumbent re-elected.
Connecticut 5 D+2 Chris Murphy Democratic 2006 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. senator.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.

Delaware[edit]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Delaware at-large D+7 John Carney Democratic 2010 Incumbent re-elected.

Florida[edit]

Florida gained two seats in reapportionment. As a result of the Fair Districts Amendment, approved by voters via referendum in 2010, the legislature could not take incumbency into account in drawing the lines.[57] As a result, two incumbent Republicans, John Mica and Sandy Adams, were drawn into the same district, creating a third new seat.[58]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Florida 1 R+21 Jeff Miller Republican 2001 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 2 R+3 Steve Southerland Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 3 R+12 Cliff Stearns
Redistricted from the 6th district
Republican 1988 Incumbent lost renomination
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Florida 4 R+19 Ander Crenshaw Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 5 D+17 Corrine Brown
Redistricted from the 3rd district
Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 6 R+6 None (New seat) New seat.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Florida 7 R+5 John Mica Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY John Mica (Republican) 58.7%
  • Jason Kendall (Democratic) 41.3%
Sandy Adams
Redistricted from the 24th district
Republican 2010 Incumbent lost renomination.
Republican loss.
Florida 8 R+8 Bill Posey
Redistricted from the 15th district
Republican 2008 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 9 D+4 None (New seat) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Florida 10 R+7 Daniel Webster
Redistricted from the 8th district
Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 11 R+8 Rich Nugent
Redistricted from the 5th district
Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 12 R+6 Gus Bilirakis
Redistricted from the 9th district
Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 13 R+1 Bill Young
Redistricted from the 10th district
Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 14 D+11 Kathy Castor
Redistricted from the 11th district
Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 15 R+8 Dennis A. Ross
Redistricted from the 12th district
Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 16 R+5 Vern Buchanan
Redistricted from the 13th district
Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 17 R+10 Tom Rooney
Redistricted from the 16th district
Republican 2008 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 18 R+1 Allen West
Redistricted from the 22nd district
Republican 2010 Incumbent lost re-election .
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Florida 19 R+11 Connie Mack IV
Redistricted from the 14th district
Republican 2004 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. senator.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Florida 20 D+28 Alcee Hastings
Redistricted from the 23rd district
Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 21 D+12 Ted Deutch
Redistricted from the 19th district
Democratic 2010 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 22 D+5 None (New seat) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Florida 23 D+10 Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Redistricted from the 20th district
Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 24 D+33 Frederica Wilson
Redistricted from the 17th district
Democratic 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 25 R+8 Mario Díaz-Balart
Redistricted from the 21st district
Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 26 R+3 David Rivera
Redistricted from the 25th district
Republican 2010 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Florida 27 R+5 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Redistricted from the 18th district
Republican 1989 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.

Georgia[edit]

Georgia gained one seat in reapportionment.

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Georgia 1 R+9 Jack Kingston Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 2 D+4 Sanford Bishop Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 3 R+19 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 4 D+17 Hank Johnson Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 5 D+31 John Lewis Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 6 R+14 Tom Price Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 7 R+16 Rob Woodall Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 8 R+15 Austin Scott Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 9 R+27 None (New seat) New seat.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Georgia 10 R+13 Paul Broun Republican 2007 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 11 R+19 Phil Gingrey Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Phil Gingrey (Republican) 68.6%
  • Patrick Thompson (Democratic) 31.4%
Georgia 12 R+9 John Barrow Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 13 D+10 David Scott Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY David Scott (Democratic) 71.7%
  • Shahid Malik (Republican) 28.3%
Georgia 14 R+23 Tom Graves
Redistricted from the 9th district
Republican 2010 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.

Hawaii[edit]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Hawaii 1 D+11 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Hawaii 2 D+14 Mazie Hirono Democratic 2006 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. senator.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.

Idaho[edit]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Idaho 1 R+18 Raúl Labrador Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Idaho 2 R+17 Mike Simpson Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected.

Illinois[edit]

Illinois lost one seat in reapportionment, forcing a pair of incumbent Republicans into the same district.

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Illinois 1 D+28 Bobby Rush Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 2 D+27 Jesse Jackson Jr. Democratic 1995 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 3 D+5 Dan Lipinski Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 4 D+26 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 5 D+16 Mike Quigley Democratic 2009 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 6 R+5 Peter Roskam Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 7 D+37 Danny K. Davis Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Danny K. Davis (Democratic) 84.6%
  • Rita Zak (Republican) 11.0%
  • John Monaghan (Independent) 4.4%
Illinois 8 D+6 Joe Walsh Republican 2010 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Illinois 9 D+15 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 10 D+8 Robert Dold Republican 2010 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Illinois 11 D+6 Judy Biggert
Redistricted from the 13th district
Republican 1998 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Illinois 12 D+2 Jerry Costello Democratic 1988 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Illinois 13 D+1 Tim Johnson
Redistricted from the 15th district
Republican 2000 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Illinois 14 R+6 Randy Hultgren Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Randy Hultgren (Republican) 58.8%
  • Dennis Anderson (Democratic) 41.2%
Illinois 15 R+11 John Shimkus
Redistricted from the 19th district
Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 16 R+4 Don Manzullo Republican 1992 Incumbent lost renomination.
Republican loss.
Adam Kinzinger
Redistricted from the 11th district
Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 17 D+6 Bobby Schilling Republican 2010 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Illinois 18 R+10 Aaron Schock Republican 2008 Incumbent re-elected.

Indiana[edit]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Indiana 1 D+9 Pete Visclosky Democratic 1984 Incumbent re-elected.
Indiana 2 R+7 Joe Donnelly Democratic 2006 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. senator.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
  • Green tickY Jackie Walorski (Republican) 49.0%
  • Brendan Mullen (Democratic) 47.6%
  • Joe Ruiz (Libertarian) 3.4%
Indiana 3 R+13 Marlin Stutzman Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Indiana 4 R+13 Todd Rokita Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Todd Rokita (Republican) 61.9%
  • Tara Nelson (Democratic) 34.2%
  • Benjamin Gehlhausen (Libertarian) 3.9%
Indiana 5 R+11 Dan Burton Republican 1982 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Indiana 6 R+12 Mike Pence Republican 2000 Incumbent retired to run for Governor of Indiana.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Indiana 7 D+9 André Carson Democratic 2008 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Indiana 8 R+8 Larry Bucshon Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Indiana 9 R+9 Todd Young Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.

Iowa[edit]

Iowa's results

Iowa lost one seat in reapportionment, forcing a pair of incumbents, a Democrat and a Republican, into the same district.

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Iowa 1 D+5 Bruce Braley Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Bruce Braley (Democratic) 56.9%
  • Ben Lange (Republican) 41.7%
  • Greg Hughes (Independent) 1.2%
  • George Krail (Independent) 0.2%
Iowa 2 D+4 David Loebsack Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Iowa 3 R+1 Leonard Boswell Democratic 1996 Incumbent lost re-election.
Democratic loss.
  • Green tickY Tom Latham (Republican) 52.3%
  • Leonard Boswell (Democratic) 43.6%
  • Scott Batcher (Ind. Republican) 2.4%
  • David Rosenfield (Socialist Workers) 1.6%
Tom Latham
Redistricted from the 4th district
Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Iowa 4 R+4 Steve King
Redistricted from the 5th district
Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.

Kansas[edit]

Primary elections were held August 7, 2012.

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Kansas 1 R+22 Tim Huelskamp Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Kansas 2 R+7 Lynn Jenkins Republican 2008 Incumbent re-elected.
Kansas 3 R+5 Kevin Yoder Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Kansas 4 R+14 Mike Pompeo Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.

Kentucky[edit]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Kentucky 1 R+14 Ed Whitfield Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Kentucky 2 R+15 Brett Guthrie Republican 2008 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Brett Guthrie (Republican) 64.3%
  • David Williams (Democratic) 31.7%
  • Andrew Beacham (Independent) 2.2%
  • Craig Astor (Libertarian) 1.7%
Kentucky 3 D+3 John Yarmuth Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Kentucky 4 R+15 Vacant Incumbent Geoff Davis (R) resigned July 31, 2012
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Winner also elected to fill unexpired term, see above.
Kentucky 5 R+16 Hal Rogers Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected.
Kentucky 6 R+7 Ben Chandler Democratic 2004 (Special) Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
  • Green tickY Andy Barr (Republican) 50.6%
  • Ben Chandler (Democratic) 46.7%
  • Randolph Vance (Independent) 2.8%

Louisiana[edit]

Louisiana lost one seat in reapportionment, forcing a pair of incumbent Republicans into the same district.

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Louisiana 1 R+23 Steve Scalise Republican 2008 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Louisiana 2 D+22 Cedric Richmond Democratic 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Louisiana 3 R+15 Jeff Landry Republican 2010 Incumbent lost re-election
Republican loss.
Charles Boustany
Redistricted from the 7th district
Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Louisiana 4 R+11 John Fleming Republican 2008 Incumbent re-elected.
Louisiana 5 R+14 Rodney Alexander Republican 2002[d] Incumbent re-elected.
Louisiana 6 R+19 Bill Cassidy Republican 2008 Incumbent re-elected.

Maine[edit]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Maine 1 D+8 Chellie Pingree Democratic 2008 Incumbent re-elected.
Maine 2 D+3 Mike Michaud Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.

Maryland[edit]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Maryland 1 R+14 Andy Harris Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Andy Harris (Republican) 63.4%
  • Wendy Rosen (Democratic) 27.5%
  • John LaFerla (Democratic write-in) 4.4%
  • Muir Boda (Libertarian) 3.8%
Maryland 2 D+7 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Maryland 3 D+7 John Sarbanes Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Maryland 4 D+23 Donna Edwards Democratic 2008 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Maryland 5 D+11 Steny Hoyer Democratic 1981 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Steny Hoyer (Democratic) 69.4%
  • Tony O'Donnell (Republican) 27.7%
  • Bob Auerbach (Green) 1.5%
  • Arvin Vohra (Libertarian) 1.3%
Maryland 6 D+2 Roscoe Bartlett Republican 1992 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Maryland 7 D+23 Elijah Cummings Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Maryland 8 D+10 Chris Van Hollen Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.

Massachusetts[edit]

Massachusetts lost one seat in reapportionment, forcing a pair of incumbent Democrats into the same district, although one, John Olver, retired in advance of the legislature's approval of new maps. Primary elections were held September 6, 2012.

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Massachusetts 1 D+13 Richard Neal
Redistricted from the 2nd district
Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 2 D+10 John Olver
Redistricted from the 1st district
Democratic 1991 (Special) Incumbent retired.
Democratic loss.
Jim McGovern
Redistricted from the 3rd district
Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 3 D+8 Niki Tsongas
Redistricted from the 5th district
Democratic 2007 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 4 D+10 Barney Frank Democratic 1980 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Massachusetts 5 D+16 Ed Markey
Redistricted from the 7th district
Democratic 1976 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Ed Markey (Democratic) 75.5%
  • Tom Tierney (Republican) 24.5%
Massachusetts 6 D+7 John F. Tierney Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 7 D+30 Mike Capuano
Redistricted from the 8th district
Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Mike Capuano (Democratic) 83.6%
  • Karla Romero (Independent) 16.4%
Massachusetts 8 D+9 Stephen Lynch
Redistricted from the 9th district
Democratic 2001 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 9 D+8 Bill Keating
Redistricted from the 10th district
Democratic 2010 Incumbent re-elected.

Michigan[edit]

Michigan lost one seat in reapportionment, forcing a pair of Democrats into the same district. Primary elections were held August 7, 2012.

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Michigan 1 R+4 Dan Benishek Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Dan Benishek (Republican) 48.2%
  • Gary McDowell (Democratic) 47.5%
  • Emily Salvette (Libertarian) 3.2%
  • Ellis Boal (Green) 1.2%
Michigan 2 R+7 Bill Huizenga Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Bill Huizenga (Republican) 61.1%
  • Willie German (Democratic) 34.2%
  • Mary Buzuma (Libertarian) 2.8%
  • Ron Graeser (US Taxpayers) 1.0%
  • Bill Opalicky (Green) 1.0%
Michigan 3 R+5 Justin Amash Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 4 R+4 Dave Camp Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 5 D+10 Dale E. Kildee Democratic 1976 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Michigan 6 R+1 Fred Upton Republican 1986 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Fred Upton (Republican) 54.4%
  • Mike O'Brien (Democratic) 42.8%
  • Christie Gelineau (Libertarian) 2.0%
  • Jason Gatties (US Taxpayers) 0.8%
Michigan 7 R+3 Tim Walberg Republican 2006
2008 (defeated)
2010
Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Tim Walberg (Republican) 53.3%
  • Kurt Haskell (Democratic) 43.0%
  • Ken Proctor (Libertarian) 2.5%
  • Richard Wunsch (Green) 1.1%
Michigan 8 R+2 Mike Rogers Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Mike Rogers (Republican) 58.6%
  • Lance Enderle (Democratic) 37.3%
  • Daniel Goebel (Libertarian) 2.3%
  • Preston Brooks (Independent) 1.8%
Michigan 9 D+5 Sander Levin
Redistricted from the 12th district
Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Sander Levin (Democratic) 61.9%
  • Don Volaric (Republican) 34.0%
  • Jim Fulner (Libertarian) 1.8%
  • Julia Williams (Green) 1.4%
  • Les Townsend (US Taxypayers) 0.9%
Michigan 10 R+5 Candice Miller Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 11 R+4 Vacant Thad McCotter (R) resigned July 6, 2012, after failing to qualify for renomination.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Winner was not elected the same day to finish the current term, see above.
  • Green tickY Kerry Bentivolio (Republican) 50.7%
  • Syed Taj (Democratic) 44.4%
  • John Tatar (Libertarian) 2.7%
  • Steven Paul Duke (Green) 1.3%
  • Daniel Johnson (Natural Law) 0.9%
Michigan 12 D+14 John Dingell
Redistricted from the 15th district
Democratic 1955 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 13 D+34 John Conyers Jr.
Redistricted from the 14th district
Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY John Conyers Jr. (Democratic) 81.5%
  • Harry Sawicki (Republican) 14.7%
  • Chris Sharer (Libertarian) 2.3%
  • Martin Gray (U.S. Taxpayers) 1.5%
Michigan 14 D+27 Gary Peters
Redistricted from the 9th district
Democratic 2008 Incumbent re-elected.
Hansen Clarke
Redistricted from the 13th district
Democratic 2010 Incumbent lost renomination.
Democratic loss.

Minnesota[edit]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Minnesota 1 R+1 Tim Walz DFL 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Minnesota 2 R+2 John Kline Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Minnesota 3 R+2 Erik Paulsen Republican 2008 Incumbent re-elected.
Minnesota 4 D+11 Betty McCollum DFL 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Minnesota 5 D+22 Keith Ellison DFL 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Minnesota 6 R+8 Michele Bachmann Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
Minnesota 7 R+5 Collin Peterson DFL 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
Minnesota 8 D+3 Chip Cravaack Republican 2010 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
DFL gain.

Mississippi[edit]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Mississippi 1 R+14 Alan Nunnelee Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Others
  • Jim Bourland (Constitution) 0.8%
  • Jim Chris Potts (Reform) 0.8%
Mississippi 2 D+10 Bennie Thompson Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Bennie Thompson (Democratic) 67.1%
  • Bill Marcy (Republican) 31.0%
  • Cobby Williams (Independent) 1.4%
  • Lajena Williams (Reform) 0.5%
Mississippi 3 R+15 Gregg Harper Republican 2008 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Gregg Harper (Republican) 80.0%
  • John Pannell (Reform) 20.0%
Mississippi 4 R+20 Steven Palazzo Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.

Missouri[edit]

Missouri lost one seat in reapportionment; two Democrats were drawn into the same district as a result. Primary elections were held August 7, 2012.

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Missouri 1 D+27 Lacy Clay Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Lacy Clay (Democratic) 78.7%
  • Robyn Hamlin (Republican) 17.9%
  • Robb Cunningham (Libertarian) 3.5%
Russ Carnahan
Redistricted from the 3rd district
Democratic 2004 Incumbent lost renomination.
Democratic loss.
Missouri 2 R+7 Todd Akin Republican 2000 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. senator.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
  • Green tickY Ann Wagner (Republican) 60.1%
  • Glenn Koenen (Democratic) 37.1%
  • Bill Slantz (Libertarian) 2.3%
  • Anitol Zorikova (Constitution) 0.5%
Missouri 3 R+9 Blaine Luetkemeyer
Redistricted from the 9th district
Republican 2008 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 4 R+11 Vicky Hartzler Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Vicky Hartzler (Republican) 60.3%
  • Teresa Hensley (Democratic) 35.5%
  • Thomas Holbrook (Libertarian) 3.3%
  • Greg Cowan (Constitution) 0.9%
Missouri 5 D+10 Emanuel Cleaver Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 6 R+9 Sam Graves Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Sam Graves (Republican) 65.0%
  • Kyle Yarber (Democratic) 32.5%
  • Russ Lee Monchil (Libertarian) 2.5%
Missouri 7 R+17 Billy Long Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Billy Long (Republican) 63.9%
  • Jim Evans (Democratic) 30.9%
  • Kevin Craig (Libertarian) 5.2%
Missouri 8 R+13 Jo Ann Emerson Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.

Montana[edit]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Montana at-large R+7 Denny Rehberg Republican 2000 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. senator.
New member elected.
Republican hold.

Nebraska[edit]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Nebraska 1 R+11 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Nebraska 2 R+6 Lee Terry Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Lee Terry (Republican) 51.2%
  • John Ewing (Democratic) 48.8%
Nebraska 3 R+23 Adrian Smith Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected.

Nevada[edit]

Nevada gained one seat in reapportionment.

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Nevada 1 D+11 Shelley Berkley Democratic 1998 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. senator.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
  • Green tickY Dina Titus (Democratic) 63.6%
  • Chris Edwards (Republican) 31.5%
  • Bill Pojunis (Libertarian) 2.6%
  • Stan Vaughan (Independent American) 2.3%
Nevada 2 R+5 Mark Amodei Republican 2011 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Mark Amodei (Republican) 57.6%
  • Sam Koepnick (Democratic) 36.2%
  • Michael Haines (Independent) 4.0%
  • Russell Best (Independent American) 2.2%
Nevada 3 EVEN Joe Heck Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Joe Heck (Republican) 50.4%
  • John Oceguera (Democratic) 42.9%
  • Tim Murphy (Independent) 4.7%
  • Tom Jones (Independent American) 2.0%
Nevada 4 D+2 None (New seat) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
  • Green tickY Steven Horsford (Democratic) 50.1%
  • Danny Tarkanian (Republican) 42.1%
  • Floyd Fitzgibbons (Independent American) 3.9%
  • Joe Silvestri (Libertarian) 3.9%

New Hampshire[edit]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New Hampshire 1 EVEN Frank Guinta Republican 2010 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
New Hampshire 2 D+3 Charles Bass Republican 1994
2006 (defeated)
2010
Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.

New Jersey[edit]

New Jersey lost one seat in reapportionment, forcing two incumbent Democrats into the same district.

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New Jersey 1 D+12 Rob Andrews Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Rob Andrews (Democratic) 67.9%
  • Greg Horton (Republican) 30.3%
  • John Reitter (Green) 1.4%
  • Margaret Chapman (Reform) 0.3%
New Jersey 2 EVEN Frank LoBiondo Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Others
  • John Ordille (Libertarian) 0.9%
  • Charles Lukens (Independent) 0.5%
  • David Bowen (Independent) 0.3%
  • Frank Faralli Jr. (Independent) 0.2%
New Jersey 3 R+2 Jon Runyan Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Others
  • Robert Forchin (Independent) 0.7%
  • Robert Shapiro (Independent) 0.4%
  • Fredrick Lavergne (Independent) 0.2%
New Jersey 4 R+7 Chris Smith Republican 1980 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 5 R+4 Scott Garrett Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 6 D+6 Frank Pallone Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Frank Pallone (Democratic) 63.3%
  • Anna Little (Republican) 35.2%
Others
  • Len Flynn (Libertarian) 0.6%
  • Karen Zaletel (Independent) 0.4%
  • Mac Lyden (Independent) 0.4%
  • Herbert Tarbous (Reform) 0.2%
New Jersey 7 R+6 Leonard Lance Republican 2008 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 8 D+20 Albio Sires
Redistricted from the 13th district
Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Albio Sires (Democratic) 78.1%
  • María Piñeiro Karczewski (Republican) 18.9%
  • Herbert Shaw (Independent) 1.1%
  • Stephen De Luca (Independent) 1.0%
  • Pablo Olivera (Independent) 1.0%
New Jersey 9 D+11 Steve Rothman Democratic 1996 Incumbent lost renomination.
Democratic loss.
  • Green tickY Bill Pascrell (Democratic) 73.6%
  • Shmuley Boteach (Republican) 25.4%
  • David Smith (Independent) 0.5%
  • Jeanette Woolsey (Constitution) 0.5%
Bill Pascrell
Redistricted from the 8th district
Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 10 D+31 Vacant Donald M. Payne (D) died March 6, 2012.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Winner was also elected the same day to finish the current term, see above.
  • Green tickY Donald Payne Jr. (Democratic) 87.3%
  • Brian Kelemen (Republican) 10.8%
  • Joanne Miller (Independent) 1.3%
  • Mick Erickson (Libertarian) 0.5%
New Jersey 11 R+5 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 12 D+12 Rush Holt Jr. Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Rush Holt Jr. (Democratic) 69.2%
  • Eric Beck (Republican) 29.5%
  • Jack Freudenheim (Independent) 0.8%
  • Ken Cody (Independent) 0.5%

New Mexico[edit]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New Mexico 1 D+5 Martin Heinrich Democratic 2008 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. senator.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
New Mexico 2 R+6 Steve Pearce Republican 2002
2008 (retired)
2010
Incumbent re-elected.
New Mexico 3 D+7 Ben Ray Luján Democratic 2008 Incumbent re-elected.

New York[edit]

New York lost two seats in reapportionment. After the legislature failed to reach agreement, New York conducted its 2012 congressional elections under a map drawn by a federal magistrate judge. Two incumbent Representatives saw their districts eliminated; one, Maurice Hinchey, chose to retire, while the other, Bob Turner, chose to run for the U.S. Senate.[61] A third incumbent impacted by redistricting, Gary Ackerman, chose to retire, creating an open seat.[62]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New York 1 EVEN Tim Bishop Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 2 R+1 Peter T. King
Redistricted from the 3rd district
Republican 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 3 D+3 Steve Israel
Redistricted from the 2nd district
Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Steve Israel (Democratic) 57.5%
  • Stephen Labate (Republican) 41.7%
  • Mike McDermott (Libertarian) 0.6%
  • Anthony Tolda (Constitution) 0.1%
New York 4 D+4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 5 D+33 Gregory W. Meeks
Redistricted from the 6th district
Democratic 1998 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Bob Turner
Redistricted from the 9th district
Republican 2011 (Special) Incumbent retired to run for U.S. senator.
Republican loss.
New York 6 D+12 Gary Ackerman
Redistricted from the 5th district
Democratic 1983 (Special) Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
New York 7 D+31 Nydia Velázquez
Redistricted from the 12th district
Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 8 D+33 Edolphus Towns
Redistricted from the 10th district
Democratic 1982 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
New York 9 D+31 Yvette Clarke
Redistricted from the 11th district
Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 10 D+24 Jerry Nadler
Redistricted from the 8th district
Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 11 R+4 Michael Grimm
Redistricted from the 13th district
Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 12 D+38 Carolyn Maloney
Redistricted from the 14th district
Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 13 D+41 Charles Rangel
Redistricted from the 15th district
Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 14 D+23 Joe Crowley
Redistricted from the 7th district
Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 15 D+41 José E. Serrano
Redistricted from the 16th district
Democratic 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 16 D+19 Eliot Engel
Redistricted from the 17th district
Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 17 D+5 Nita Lowey
Redistricted from the 18th district
Democratic 1988 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Nita Lowey (Democratic) 64.2%
  • Joe Carvin (Republican) 34.8%
  • Francis Morganthaler (We The People) 1.0%
New York 18 R+2 Nan Hayworth
Redistricted from the 19th district
Republican 2010 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
New York 19 EVEN Chris Gibson
Redistricted from the 20th district
Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Maurice Hinchey
Redistricted from the 22nd district
Democratic 1992 Incumbent retired.
Democratic loss.
New York 20 D+7 Paul Tonko
Redistricted from the 21st district
Democratic 2008 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 21 R+2 Bill Owens
Redistricted from the 23rd district
Democratic 2009 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Bill Owens (Democratic) 50.2%
  • Matt Doheny (Republican) 48.2%
  • Donald Hassig (Green) 1.6%
New York 22 R+3 Richard L. Hanna
Redistricted from the 24th district
Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 23 R+3 Tom Reed
Redistricted from the 29th district
Republican 2010 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
New York 24 D+3 Ann Marie Buerkle
Redistricted from the 25th district
Republican 2010 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
New York 25 D+5 Louise Slaughter
Redistricted from the 28th district
Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 26 D+13 Brian Higgins
Redistricted from the 27th district
Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 27 R+7 Kathy Hochul
Redistricted from the 26th district
Democratic 2011 (Special) Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.

North Carolina[edit]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
North Carolina 1 D+17 G. K. Butterfield Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 2 R+11 Renee Ellmers Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 3 R+10 Walter B. Jones Jr. Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 4 D+17 David Price Democratic 1986
1994 (defeated)
1996
Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY David Price (Democratic) 74.4%
  • Tim D'Annunzio (Republican) 25.6%
North Carolina 5 R+12 Virginia Foxx Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 6 R+11 Howard Coble Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 7 R+11 Mike McIntyre Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 8 R+12 Larry Kissell Democratic 2008 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
North Carolina 9 R+10 Sue Myrick Republican 1994 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
North Carolina 10 R+11 Patrick McHenry Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 11 R+12 Heath Shuler Democratic 2006 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
North Carolina 12 D+23 Mel Watt Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 13 R+9 Brad Miller Democratic 2002 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.

North Dakota[edit]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
North Dakota at-large R+10 Rick Berg Republican 2010 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. senator.
New member elected.
Republican hold.

Ohio[edit]

Ohio's results

Ohio lost two seats in reapportionment. Three pairs of incumbents were redistricted together, and one new seat was created.

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Ohio 1 R+6 Steve Chabot Republican 1994
2008 (defeated)
2010
Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Steve Chabot (Republican) 58.3%
  • Jeff Sinnard (Democratic) 37.1%
  • Jim Berns (Libertarian) 2.7%
  • Rich Stevenson (Green) 1.9%
Ohio 2 R+9 Jean Schmidt Republican 2005 (Special) Incumbent lost renomination
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Ohio 3 D+14 None (New seat) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Ohio 4 R+9 Jim Jordan Republican 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Jim Jordan (Republican) 58.7%
  • Jim Slone (Democratic) 36.2%
  • Chris Calla (Libertarian) 5.1%
Ohio 5 R+8 Bob Latta Republican 2007 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 6 R+5 Bill Johnson Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 7 R+5 Bob Gibbs
Redistricted from the 18th district
Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 8 R+14 John Boehner Republican 1990 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 9 D+15 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 1982 Incumbent re-elected.
Dennis Kucinich
Redistricted from the 10th district
Democratic 1996 Incumbent lost renomination.
Democratic loss.
Ohio 10 R+2 Mike Turner
Redistricted from the 3rd district
Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Steve Austria
Redistricted from the 7th district
Republican 2008 Incumbent retired.
Republican loss.
Ohio 11 D+30 Marcia Fudge Democratic 2008 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 12 R+8 Pat Tiberi Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 13 D+12 Tim Ryan
Redistricted from the 17th district
Democratic 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 14 R+3 Steve LaTourette Republican 1994 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
  • Green tickY David Joyce (Republican) 54.3%
  • Dale Blanchard (Democratic) 38.5%
  • Elaine Mastromatteo (Green) 3.8%
  • David Macko (Libertarian) 3.4%
Ohio 15 R+6 Steve Stivers Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 16 R+5 Jim Renacci Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Betty Sutton
Redistricted from the 13th district
Democratic 2006 Incumbent lost re-election.
Democratic loss.

Oklahoma[edit]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Oklahoma 1 R+16 John Sullivan Republican 2002 Incumbent lost renomination
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Oklahoma 2 R+14 Dan Boren Democratic 2004 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Oklahoma 3 R+24 Frank Lucas Republican 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Frank Lucas (Republican) 75.3%
  • Tim Murray (Democratic) 20.0%
  • William Sanders (Independent) 4.8%
Oklahoma 4 R+18 Tom Cole Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Oklahoma 5 R+13 James Lankford Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY James Lankford (Republican) 58.7%
  • Tom Guild (Democratic) 37.3%
  • Pat Martin (Modern Whig) 2.1%
  • Robert Murphy (Independent) 2.0%

Oregon[edit]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Oregon 1 D+6 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 2012 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Suzanne Bonamici (Democratic) 59.6%
  • Delinda Morgan (Republican) 33.3%
  • Steven Reynolds (Libertarian) 4.4%
  • Bob Ekstrom (Constitution) 2.7%
Oregon 2 R+10 Greg Walden Republican 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Oregon 3 D+21 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Earl Blumenauer (Democratic) 74.5%
  • Ronald Green (Republican) 20.1%
  • Woody Broadnax (Progressive) 3.6%
  • Michael Cline (Libertarian) 1.8%
Oregon 4 D+2 Peter DeFazio Democratic 1986 Incumbent re-elected.
Oregon 5 EVEN Kurt Schrader Democratic 2008 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Kurt Schrader (Democratic) 54.0%
  • Fred Thompson (Republican) 42.6%
  • Chris Lugo (Pacific Green) 2.3%
  • Raymond Baldwin (Constitution) 1.1%

Pennsylvania[edit]

Pennsylvania lost one seat in reapportionment, forcing two incumbent Democrats to run against each other, with the seat ultimately being won by a Republican challenger in November.

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Pennsylvania 1 D+25 Bob Brady Democratic 1998 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 2 D+39 Chaka Fattah Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 3 R+5 Mike Kelly Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 4 R+9 Todd Platts
Redistricted from the 19th district
Republican 2000 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
  • Green tickY Scott Perry (Republican) 59.7%
  • Harry Perkinson (Democratic) 34.4%
  • Wayne Wolf (Independent) 3.8%
  • Mike Koffenberger (Libertarian) 2.0%
Pennsylvania 5 R+6 Glenn Thompson Republican 2008 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 6 R+1 Jim Gerlach Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 7 EVEN Pat Meehan Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 8 D+1 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 2004
2006 (defeated)
2010
Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 9 R+10 Bill Shuster Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 10 R+12 Tom Marino Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 11 R+6 Lou Barletta Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 12 R+6 Mark Critz Democratic 2010 (Special) Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Jason Altmire
Redistricted from the 4th district
Democratic 2006 Incumbent lost renomination.
Democratic loss.
Pennsylvania 13 D+12 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 14 D+16 Michael F. Doyle Democratic 1994 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 15 R+2 Charlie Dent Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 16 R+6 Joe Pitts Republican 1996 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Joe Pitts (Republican) 55.0%
  • Aryanna Strader (Democratic) 38.9%
  • John Murphy (Independent) 4.3%
  • Jim Bednarski (Independent) 1.8%
Pennsylvania 17 D+4 Tim Holden Democratic 1992 Incumbent lost renomination.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Pennsylvania 18 R+6 Timothy F. Murphy Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.

Rhode Island[edit]

The primary election was held September 11, 2012.

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Rhode Island 1 D+14 David Cicilline Democratic 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Rhode Island 2 D+8 Jim Langevin Democratic 2000 Incumbent re-elected.

South Carolina[edit]

South Carolina gained one seat in reapportionment.

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
South Carolina 1 R+11 Tim Scott Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
South Carolina 2 R+15 Joe Wilson Republican 2001 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
South Carolina 3 R+16 Jeff Duncan Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
South Carolina 4 R+15 Trey Gowdy Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
South Carolina 5 R+9 Mick Mulvaney Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
South Carolina 6 D+18 Jim Clyburn Democratic 1992 Incumbent re-elected.
South Carolina 7 R+7 None (New seat) New seat.
New member elected.
Republican gain.

South Dakota[edit]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
South Dakota at-large R+9 Kristi Noem Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.

Tennessee[edit]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Tennessee 1 R+21 Phil Roe Republican 2008 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Phil Roe (Republican) 76.1%
  • Alan Woodruff (Democratic) 19.9%
  • Karen Brackett (Independent) 2.0%
  • Bob Smith (Green) 1.2%
  • Michael Salyer (Independent) 0.9%
Tennessee 2 R+16 Jimmy Duncan Republican 1988 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Jimmy Duncan (Republican) 74.4%
  • Troy Goodale (Democratic) 20.6%
  • Norris Dyer (Green) 2.2%
  • Greg Samples (Libertarian) 1.7%
  • Brandon Stewart (Independent) 1.1%
Tennessee 3 R+12 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Tennessee 4 R+13 Scott DesJarlais Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
Tennessee 5 D+5 Jim Cooper Democratic 1982
1994 (retired)
2002
Incumbent re-elected.
Tennessee 6 R+15 Diane Black Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Diane Black (Republican) 76.6%
  • Scott Beasley (Independent) 14.4%
  • Pat Riley (Green) 9.0%
Tennessee 7 R+13 Marsha Blackburn Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Marsha Blackburn (Republican) 71.0%
  • Credo Amouzouvik (Democratic) 24.0%
  • Howard Switzer (Green) 1.8%
  • Jack Arnold (Independent) 1.7%
  • William Akin (Independent) 1.1%
  • Lenny Ladner (Independent) 0.5%
Tennessee 8 R+15 Stephen Fincher Republican 2010 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Stephen Fincher (Republican) 68.3%
  • Tim Dixon (Democratic) 28.4%
  • James L. Hart (Independent) 2.2%
  • Mark Rawles (Independent) 1.0%
Tennessee 9 D+22 Steve Cohen Democratic 2006 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Steve Cohen (Democratic) 75.1%
  • George Flinn (Republican) 23.8%
Others
  • Brian Saulsberry (Independent) 0.6%
  • Gregory Joiner (Independent) 0.5%

Texas[edit]

Texas gained four seats in reapportionment. After the initial redistricting map drawn by the Texas Legislature was denied pre-clearance by a federal district court under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, Texas conducted its 2012 congressional elections under a court-ordered interim map.[64]

District PVI Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Texas 1 R+21 Louie Gohmert Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 2 R+16 Ted Poe Republican 2004 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Ted Poe (Republican) 64.8%
  • Jim Dougherty (Democratic) 32.7%
  • Kenneth Duncan (Libertarian) 1.7%
  • Mark Roberts (Green) 0.8%
Texas 3 R+18 Sam Johnson Republican 1991 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 4 R+21 Ralph Hall Republican 1980[e] Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 5 R+15 Jeb Hensarling Republican 2002 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 6 R+15 Joe Barton Republican 1984 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY Joe Barton (Republican) 58.0%
  • Kenneth Sanders (Democratic) 39.2%
  • Hugh Chauvin (Libertarian) 1.9%
  • Brandon Parmer (Green) 0.8%
Texas 7 R+14 John Culberson Republican 2000 Incumbent re-elected.