United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2012
|Elections in Missouri|
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.
|United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2012|
|Party||Votes||Percentage||Seats Before||Seats After||+/–|
A new congressional map was passed by the Missouri General Assembly on April 27, 2011. The map was vetoed by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon on April 30, but Nixon's veto was overridden by the General Assembly on May 4, making the plan law. 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.
Democrat William Lacy Clay, Jr., who has represented Missouri's 1st congressional district since 2001, will run for re-election. 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. Francis Slay, the mayor of St. Louis, did not run and has endorsed Clay. Robyn Hamlin (R), ran against W. Lacy Clay, Jr. in 2010 and is running again for the seat in 2012.
|Democratic||Lacy Clay (Incumbent)'||267,927||78.7|
|Libertarian||Robb E. Cunningham||11,824||3.5|
- External links
- Russ Carnahan campaign website
- William Lacy Clay, Jr. campaign website
- Robyn Hamlin campaign website
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. Randy Jotte, an emergency room physician and former member of the Webster Groves City Council, and Ann Wagner, a former U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg and former Missouri Republican Party chairwoman, are running for the Republican nomination to succeed Akin. Wagner has ruled out switching to a campaign for the U.S. Senate. Former state representative Joe Smith also may run in the 2nd district. 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. Ed Martin, a lawyer who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in the 3rd district in 2010, had decided to run, but dropped his bid in January 2012 in order to run for state attorney general.
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Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer will run in the reconfigured 3rd district, which includes most of the 9th district he has represented since 2009. Democrat Eric C. Mayer a small business owner from Camdenton has filed to run. Former state representative Cynthia Davis may challenge Luetkemeyer as a candidate of the Constitution Party.
|Republican||Blaine Luetkemeyer (Incumbent)||214,843||63.5|
|Democratic||Eric C. Mayer||111,189||32.9|
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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. Cass County Prosecuting Attorney Teresa Hensley, will seek the Democratic nomination.
|Republican||Vicky Hartzler (Incumbent)||192,237||60.3|
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Missouri's 5th Congressional district is perhaps the one most complicated by redistricting, and the legal challenges that have ensued. It is expected that Democratic incumbent Emanuel Cleaver will seek another term. Republican Jerry Nolte, who at first announced his intention to run in the 6th district will now run in the 5th. 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.
|Democratic||Emmanuel Cleaver II (Incumbent)||200,290||60.5|
|Libertarian||Randall (Randy) Langkraehr||8,497||2.6|
- External links
- Emanuel Cleaver campaign website
- Jerry Nolte campaign website
- Jacob Turk campaign website
- Jason Greene campaign website
A total of eight people filed to run for the Missouri 6th congressional district. 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, won the Republican primary against Bob Gough and Christopher Ryan. Kyle Yarber won the Democratic primary against Ronald W. Harris, W.A. (Bill) Hedge and Ted Rights. Russ Lee Monchil is the Libertarian nominee.
|Republican||Sam Graves (Incumbent)||216,906||65.0|
|Libertarian||Russ Lee Monchil||8,279||2.5|
- External links
- Bob Gough campaign website
- Sam Graves campaign website
- Ted Rights campaign website
- Christopher Ryan campaign website
- Kyle Yarber campaign website
|Republican||Billy Long (Incumbent)||203,565||63.9|
|Write-in||Kenneth Joe Brown||9||0.0|
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|Republican||Jo Ann Emerson (Incumbent)||216,083||71.9|
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- Missouri's 8th congressional district special election, 2013
- United States Senate election in Missouri, 2012
- Missouri gubernatorial election, 2012
- Missouri lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2012
- Missouri attorney general election, 2012
- Missouri state treasurer election, 2012
- Missouri secretary of state election, 2012
- Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives
- Toeplitz, Shira (April 28, 2011). "Missouri Legislature Passes New Map, Awaits Nixon's Move". Roll Call. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
- Marsh, Wendell; McCune, Greg (April 30, 2011). "Missouri governor vetoes state redistricting plan". Reuters. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
- Miller, Joshua (May 4, 2011). "Missouri Legislature Overrides Nixon's Redistricting Veto". Roll Call. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
- McDermott, Kevin (August 8, 2012). "William Lacy Clay wins easily over Russ Carnahan". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
- "Mayor Slay endorses Clay over Carnahan". Big 550 KTRS. February 28, 2012. Retrieved February 29, 2012.
- "Nov 6, 2012 General Election: Election Night Reporting: Missouri Secretary of State". Missouri Secretary of State. Archived from the original on December 30, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- Weiner, Rachel (May 17, 2011). "Todd Akin running for Senate". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
- Wagman, Jake (January 24, 2012). "Doctor makes 3 in GOP race for 2nd Congressional District". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved January 28, 2012.
- D'Aprile, Shane (May 17, 2011). "Missouri Republican Wagner formally launches 2012 House bid". The Hill. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
- Miller, Joshua (October 25, 2011). "Ann Wagner Definitively Rules Out Senate Bid". Roll Call. Retrieved October 28, 2011.
- Aldrich, Dick (May 18, 2011). "Akin runs for Senate; field grows for current seat". Missouri News Horizon. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
- Wagman, Jake (July 6, 2011). "State Sen. Jane Cunningham won't run for Congress". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved July 8, 2011.
- Wagman, Jake (May 9, 2011). "Ed Martin slides out of Senate race, into House fight". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
- 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.
- Miller, Joshua (May 13, 2011). "Luetkemeyer Passes on Missouri Senate Bid". Roll Call. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
- Carnahan, Robin. "Missouri Secretary of State". Candidate Filing List. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
- Schlinkmann, Mark (August 16, 2011). "Ex-GOP lawmaker Cynthia Davis switching to Constitution Party". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved October 27, 2011.
- Keller, Rudi (January 23, 2012). "Democrat plans run in Fourth District". Columbia Daily Tribune. Retrieved January 25, 2012.
- Xi, Yue (January 30, 2012). "Cass County Democrat plans to run for congressional seat". Columbia Missourian. Retrieved February 29, 2012.
- "Missouri high court considers redistricting challenges". The Columbia Missourian via website. 2012-01-27. Retrieved 2012-03-10.
- "Here comes Jery Nolte". The Kansas City Star Midwest Democracy website. 2012-02-27. Retrieved 2012-03-10.
- Wagman, Jake (February 3, 2011). "Sam Graves says no to running for U.S. Senate". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
- Newton, Ken (October 10, 2011). "Yarber launches 6th District bid". St. Joseph News-Press. Retrieved October 27, 2011.
- "Filing closes for state, Adair county races". Kirksville Daily Express. 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2012-03-28.[permanent dead link]
- Nov 6, 2012 General Election: Election Night Reporting: Missouri Secretary of State[permanent dead link]
- "Emerson won't run for senate". St. Louis Business Journal. February 22, 2011. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
- Elections from the Missouri Secretary of State
- United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2012 at Ballotpedia
- Missouri U.S. House from OurCampaigns.com
- Campaign contributions for U.S. Congressional races in Missouri from OpenSecrets.org
- Outside spending at the Sunlight Foundation
- News coverage from The Midwest Democracy Project at The Kansas City Star
- Map of the new congressional districts, published by The Monitor