United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2012

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United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2012
Oregon
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All 5 Oregon seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 4 1
Seats won 4 1
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 949,660 687,839
Percentage 55.60% 40.27%

The 2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 to elect the five U.S. Representatives from the state of Oregon, apportioned according to the 2010 United States Census. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including a quadrennial presidential election. All five incumbents, four Democrats and one Republican, were re-elected to another term.

Primary elections for Democrats and Republicans were held on May 15, 2012; other parties had other nominating procedures.[1] Several candidates received nominations for multiple parties, as permitted by Oregon law.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2012[2][3]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 949,660 55.60% 4 -
Republican 687,839 40.27% 1 -
Libertarian 34,879 2.04% -
Pacific Green 20,675 1.21% -
Constitution 12,518 0.73% -
write-ins 2,597 0.15% -
Totals 1,708,168 100.00% 5 -

Redistricting[edit]

On June 29, 2011, members of the Oregon Legislative Assembly reached an agreement on redistricting all five of Oregon's congressional districts, as required by population changes from the 2010 Census. Among other changes, Downtown Portland was moved from District 1 to District 3; District 2 ceded more of the Grants Pass area to District 4; and District 5 was changed to include more of Clackamas County and only small parts of Multnomah County.[4]

District 1[edit]

Oregon's 1st congressional district is represented by Democrat Suzanne Bonamici, the winner of a January 2012 special election with 53.8% of the vote. The district has a PVI of D+6.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Lisa Michaels, cable host[5]
  • Delinda Morgan, vineyard owner[5]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Delinda Morgan 14,758 55.92
Republican Lisa Michaels 11,372 43.09
write-ins 261 0.99
Total votes 26,391 100

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives: Oregon 1st District[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Suzanne Bonamici (inc.) 197,845 59.60
Republican Delinda Morgan 109,699 33.04
Libertarian Steven Reynolds 15,009 4.52
Constitution (Oregon) Bob Ekstrom 8,919 2.69
write-ins 509 0.15
Total votes 331,980 100

District 2[edit]

Republican Greg Walden has represented Oregon's 2nd congressional district since 1998 and is seeking re-election.[5] The district has a PVI of R+10.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Joyce B. Segers, writer[5]
  • John Sweeney, activist[5]

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results [6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joyce Segers 29,410 76.24
Democratic John Sweeney 8,447 21.90
write-ins 720 1.87
Total votes 38,577 100

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives: Oregon 2nd District[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Walden (inc.) 228,043 68.63
Democratic Joyce B. Segers 96,741 29.12
Libertarian Joe Tabor 7,025 2.11
write-ins 446 0.13
Total votes 332,255 100

District 3[edit]

Democrat Earl Blumenauer has represented Oregon's 3rd congressional district since 1996 and is seeking re-election.[5] The district is the most Democratic-leaning district in the state, with a PVI of D+21.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Ronald Green, bus operator[5]
  • Delia Lopez, real estate investor[5]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results [6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ronald Green 14,793 63.16
Republican Delia Lopez 8,210 35.05
write-ins 418 1.78
Total votes 17,073 100

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives: Oregon 3rd District[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer (inc.) 264,979 74.47
Republican Ronald Green 70,325 19.76
Pacific Green Woodrow Broadnax 13,159 3.70
Libertarian Michael Cline 6,640 1.87
write-ins 772 0.20
Total votes 355,875 100

District 4[edit]

Oregon's 4th congressional district has been represented by Democrat Peter DeFazio since 1987 and he is seeking re-election.[5] The district has a PVI of D+2.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results [6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio (inc.) 69,546 89.88
Democratic Matthew Robinson 7,621 9.85
write-ins 209 0.27
Total votes 76,143 100

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives: Oregon 4th District[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter A. DeFazio (inc.) 212,866 59.11
Republican Arthur B. Robinson 140,549 39.03
Libertarian Chuck Huntting 6,205 1.72
write-ins 468 0.13
Total votes 360,088 100

District 5[edit]

Democratic incumbent Kurt Schrader has represented Oregon's 5th congressional district since 2008 and is running for re-election in what is often considered to be the most competitive district in the state.[4][5] In fact, the district has an even PVI.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Karen Bowerman, business consultant and retired college administrator[5]
  • Fred Thompson, retired timber executive[5]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results [6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Fred Thompson 26,652 66.21
Republican Karen Bowerman 13,455 33.43
write-ins 1,141 0.44
Total votes 41,248 100

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives: Oregon 5th District[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kurt Schrader (inc.) 177,229 54.04
Republican Fred Thompson 139,223 42.45
Pacific Green Christina Jean Lugo 7,516 2.29
Constitution (Oregon) Raymond Baldwin 3,600 1.10
write-ins 402 0.12
Total votes 326,916 100

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