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2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida

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All 27 Florida seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 19 6
Seats won 17 10
Seat change Decrease2 Increase4
Popular vote 4,157,046 3,678,725
Percentage 51.61% 45.67%
Swing Decrease3.99% Increase7.57%

The 2012 United States House of Representatives Elections in Florida were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 to elect the twenty-seven Congressional representatives from the state, one from each of the state's twenty-seven Congressional Districts, a two-seat increase due to the 2010 United States Census. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including a quadrennial presidential election, and a U.S. Senate election. The primary elections were held August 14, 2012.

Contents

Redistricting

In November 2010, Florida voters passed two amendments to the Florida Constitution which would require Congressional and state legislative Districts to be compact and follow geographical boundaries, thereby preventing gerrymandering. Shortly after the amendments were passed U.S. Representatives Corrine Brown and Mario Diaz-Balart filed a lawsuit asking that the amendment concerning Congressional Districts be declared invalid. [1] Brown and Diaz-Balart alleged that the power to change rules for congressional redistricting lies exclusively with the state legislature, and as such cannot be changed through a referendum; however in January 2012 a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected their arguments. [2]

Redistricting legislation which would create one new district each in North Florida and Central Florida was passed by a committee of the Florida House of Representatives on January 27, [3] by the full House of Representatives on February 3, [4] and by the Florida Senate on February 9. Shortly after, the Florida Democratic Party announced it would file a lawsuit, alleging that the map violated the Fair Districts provision, which requires that maps do not intentionally favor parties or incumbents. Separately, a coalition of groups including Common Cause, the League of Women Voters and the National Council of La Raza announced it would file its own challenge on the legislation's being signed into law. [5]

Overview

The table below shows the total number and percentage of votes, as well as the number of seats gained and lost by each political party in the election for the United States House of Representatives in Florida. All vote totals come from the Florida Secretary of State's website along with the individual counties' election department websites.

United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 4,157,046 51.61% 17 -2
Democratic 3,678,725 45.67% 10 +4
Other Parties 219,374 2.72% 0 -
Totals 8,055,145 100% 27 +2

District 1

Republican Jeff Miller, who has represented Florida's 1st congressional district since 2001, is running for re-election and has secured the Republican nomination unopposed. James E. Bryan, an army veteran, secured the Democratic nomination unopposed. [6]

Calen Fretts, the vice chair of the Libertarian Party of Okaloosa County, will run as the Libertarian Party nominee. [7]

Additionally, William Cleave Drummond, II is running for election as a write-in candidate. [6]

Florida's new 1st district voting age population is 77.6% White (single race), 12.9% Blacks (includes multirace), 4.3% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 0.3% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 5% other races [8]

General election

Results

Florida's 1st congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Miller (incumbent) 238,440 69.6
Democratic Jim Bryan 92,961 27.1
Libertarian Calen Fretts 11,176 3.3
Independent William Cleave (write-in) 17 0.0
Total votes 342,594 100.0
Republican hold

District 2

Republican Steve Southerland was first elected to represent Florida's 2nd congressional district in 2010 and secured the Republican nomination unopposed. [6]

Southerland defeated Al Lawson for re-election to a second term 53% 175,856 votes to 47% 157,634 votes out of 333,718 ballots cast on November 6, 2012. Florida's new 2nd district voting age population is 68.5% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 23.5% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 4.4% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 0.3% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 3.3% other races (non-Hispanic) [8]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Primary results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Al Lawson 46,900 54.6
Democratic Leonard Bembry 22,357 26.0
Democratic Alvin L. Peters 11,919 13.9
Democratic Mark Schlakman 4,653 5.4
Total votes 85,829 100.0

General election

Results

Florida's 2nd congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Southerland (incumbent) 175,856 52.7
Democratic Al Lawson 157,634 47.2
Independent Floyd Patrick Miller (write-in) 228 0.1
Total votes 333,718 100.0
Republican hold

District 3

Florida's new 3rd district voting age population is 75.8% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 12.9% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 6.7% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 0.3% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 4.3% other races (non-Hispanic) [8]

Republican primary

Republican Cliff Stearns, who had represented the 6th District since 1989, had his home in Ocala drawn into the neighboring 11th District. However, he opted to seek reelection in the 3rd, which contained more than two-thirds of his former territory. However, he was upset in the primary by Ted Yoho, a large-animal veterinarian from Gainesville.

Candidates

Primary results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ted Yoho 22,273 34.4
Republican Cliff Stearns (incumbent) 21,398 33.0
Republican Steve Oelrich 12,329 19.0
Republican James Jett 8,769 13.5
Total votes 64,769 100.0

General election

Results

Florida's 3rd congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ted Yoho 204,331 64.7
Democratic J. R. Gaillot 102,468 32.5
Independent Philip Dodds 8,870 2.8
Total votes 315,669 100.0
Republican hold

District 4

Republican Ander Crenshaw, who has represented the 4th District since 2001, won the Republican nomination with 71 percent of the vote. No other major party put up a candidate. [13]

Florida's new 4th district voting age population is 74.9% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 12.5% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 6.3% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 0.4% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 5.9% other races (non-Hispanic) [8]

Republican primary

Primary results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw (incumbent) 46,788 71.9
Republican Bob Black 11,816 18.1
Republican Deborah Katz Pueschel 6,505 10.0
Total votes 65,109 100.0

General election

Results

Florida's 4th congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw (incumbent) 239,988 76.1
Independent Jim Klauder 75,236 23.8
Independent Gary Koniz (write-in) 246 0.1
Total votes 315,470 100.0
Republican hold

District 5

The new 5th district is the successor to the former 3rd district, which has been represented by Democrat Corrine Brown since 1993. [14]

Prior to redistricting, Mike Yost, who unsuccessfully challenged Brown as the Republican nominee in 2010; [15] and LeAnne Kolb [16] had announced plans to run for the Republican nomination, while Gerald Nyren had announced plans to run as a Libertarian Party candidate. [15]

Florida's new 5th district voting age population is 49% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 36.2% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 10% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 1.1% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 3.7% other races (non-Hispanic) [8]

General election

Results

Florida's 5th congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Corrine Brown (incumbent) 190,472 70.8
Republican LeAnne Kolb 70,700 26.3
Independent Eileen Fleming 7,978 3.0
Independent Bruce Raey Riggs (write-in) 3 0.0
Total votes 269,153 100.0
Democratic hold

District 6

In redistricting, most of the old 7th district was renumbered as the new 6th district. John Mica, who has represented the 7th District since 1993, had his home drawn into the neighboring 7th District, and opted to seek reelection there.

Florida's new 6th district voting age population is 82.8% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 8.8% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 5.4% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 0.3% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 2.7% other races (non-Hispanic) [8]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Primary results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Heather Beaven 29,909 80.5
Democratic Vipin Verma 7,253 19.5
Total votes 37,162 100.0

Republican primary

Candidates [19]

Primary results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron DeSantis 24,132 38.8
Republican Fred Costello 14,189 22.8
Republican Beverly Slough 8,229 13.2
Republican Craig Miller 8,113 13.1
Republican Richard Clark 6,090 9.8
Republican Alec Pueschel 739 1.2
Republican William Billy Kogut 628 1.0
Total votes 62,120 100.0

General election

Results

Florida's 6th congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron DeSantis 195,962 57.3
Democratic Heather Beaven 146,489 42.8
Total votes 342,451 100.0
Republican hold

District 7

The new 7th District is the successor to the old 24th District, represented by Republican Sandy Adams since 2011. John Mica, who had represented the old 7th District since 1993, had his home drawn into the new 7th. He defeated Adams in the Republican primary with 61 percent of the vote.

Florida's new 7th district voting age population is 70.2% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 8.1% non-Hispanic blacks (includes multirace), 8.1 percent Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 0.9 percent Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace) and 4.7% other races (non-Hispanic). [8]

Democratic primary

Primary results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jason H. Kendall 12,816 61.3
Democratic Nicholas Ruiz 8,088 38.7
Total votes 20,904 100.0

Republican primary

Candidates

Primary results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Mica (incumbent) 32,119 61.2
Republican Sandra Adams (incumbent) 20,404 38.8
Total votes 52,523 100.0

General election

Results

Florida's 7th congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Mica (incumbent) 185,518 58.7
Democratic Jason H. Kenall 130,479 41.3
Independent Fred Marra (write-in) 13 0.0
Total votes 316,010 100.0
Republican hold

District 8

The new 8th District is the successor to the 15th District, represented by Republican Bill Posey since 2009. He was unopposed in the Republican primary. Shannon Roberts won the Democratic nomination, also unopposed. [20]

Florida's new 8th district voting age population is 80.4% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 8.7% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 7.3% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 0.4% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 3.2% other races (non-Hispanic) [8]

General election

Results

Florida's 8th congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Posey (incumbent) 205,432 58.9
Democratic Shannon Roberts 130,870 37.5
Independent Richard Gillmor 12,607 3.6
Total votes 348,909 100.0
Republican hold

District 9

The new 9th district, an open seat located south of Orlando, is expected to favor Democrats. [21]

Alan Grayson, who formerly represented the 10th district from 2009 to 2011, is seeking to return to the House of Representatives as the representative of the new 9th district. [22] The 9th district will contain all of Osceola County, part of Orange County (including the Orlando International Airport), and part of Polk County. The district's inhabitants voted overwhelmingly for President Barack Obama, preferring him to John McCain 60-39%. In addition, the district will contain a plurality of whites, at 43%, followed by Hispanics and blacks, who will make up 41% and 12% of the population, respectively. [23] [24] [25] Grayson ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and will face Republican nominee Todd Long. [22]

Florida's new 9th district voting age population is 42.9% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 39.1% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 10.1% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 2.3% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 5.6% other races (non-Hispanic) [8]

Republican primary

Primary results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Long 12,585 47.3
Republican John "Q" Quinones 7,514 28.3
Republican Julius Anthony Melendez 3,983 15.0
Republican Mark Oxner 2,510 9.4
Total votes 26,592 100.0

General election

Results

Florida's 9th congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alan Grayson 164,891 62.5
Republican Todd Long 98,856 37.5
Total votes 263,747 100.0
Democratic win (new seat)

District 10

In redistricting, the 8th district was renumbered as the 10th district. Republican Daniel Webster, who has represented the 8th district since January 2011, was expected to seek re-election. [21]

Val Demings, a former Chief of the Orlando Police Department and wife of the Orange County Sheriff, ran as a Democrat. [26] Democrat Alan Grayson, who represented the district from 2009 until 2011, said in July 2011 he would run either for the 8th district or for a newly created seat in Orlando. [27]

Florida's new 10th district voting age population is 69.9% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 13.5% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 10.4% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 0.7% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 5.4% other races (non-Hispanic). [8]

General election

Results

Florida's 10th congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Daniel Webster (incumbent) 164,649 51.7
Democratic Val B. Demings 153,574 48.3
Independent Naipaul Seegolam (write-in) 46 0.0
Total votes 318,269 100.0
Republican hold

District 11

In redistricting, most of the old 5th District became the 11th District. Rich Nugent, who has represented the 5th since 2011, won reelection in the 11th. [28] David Werder won the Democratic nomination unopposed. [20]

Florida's new 11th district voting age population is 83.1% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 7.3% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 7% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 0.4% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 2.2% other races (non-Hispanic) [8]

General election

Results

Florida's 11th congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rich Nugent (incumbent) 218,360 64.5
Democratic H. David Werder 120,303 35.5
Total votes 338,663 100.0
Republican hold

District 12

In redistricting, most of the old 9th District became the 12th district. Republican Gus Bilirakis, who has represented the 9th District since 2007, will run for reelection in the 12th. [29] Jonathan Snow won the Democratic nomination unopposed. [20]

John Russell, an acute care nurse practitioner, had announced prior to redistricting that he would run as an independent in the 11th District. [30] However, after he was drawn into the 12th, he opted to seek election there. [20]

Florida's new 12th district voting age population is 82.6% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 9.6% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 4% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 0.4% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 3.5% other races (non-Hispanic) [8]

General election

Results

Florida's 12th congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gus Bilirakis (incumbent) 209,604 63.5
Democratic Jonathan Michael Snow 108,770 32.9
Independent John Russell 6,878 2.1
Independent Paul Siney Elliott 4,915 1.5
Total votes 330,167 100.0
Republican hold

District 13

In redistricting, most of the old 10th District became the 13th District. Bill Young, who has represented the 10th and its predecessors since 1971, will run for reelection.

Jessica Ehrlich, who previously worked for U.S. Representatives Clay Shaw and Stephen Lynch, won the Democratic nomination unopposed. [31]

Florida's new 13th district voting age population is 83.5% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 7% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 5% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 0.3% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 4.2% other races (non-Hispanic) [8]

Republican primary

Primary results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican C. W. Bill Young (incumbent) 39,395 69.1
Republican Darren Ayres 10,548 18.5
Republican Madeline Vance 7,049 12.4
Total votes 56,992 100.0

General election

Results

Florida's 13th congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Young (incumbent) 189,605 57.6
Democratic Jessica Ehrlich 139,742 42.4
Total votes 329,347 100.0
Republican hold

District 14

In redistricting, the 11th District was renumbered as the 14th District. Democrat Kathy Castor, who has represented the 11th since 2007, will seek reelection here. E. J. Otero won the Republican nomination. [20]

Florida's new 14th district voting age population is 46.5% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 24% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 24% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 1.6% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 3.8% other races (non-Hispanic) [8]

Republican primary

Primary results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Evelio "EJ" Otero 12,084 60.3
Republican Eddie Adams 7,953 39.7
Total votes 20,037 100.0

General election

Results

Florida's 14th congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathy Castor (incumbent) 197,121 70.2
Republican EJ Otero 83,480 29.8
Total votes 280,601 100.0
Democratic hold

District 15

In redistricting, the 12th district was renumbered as the 15th district. Dennis Ross, who has represented the 12th district since 2011, won the Republican primary unopposed. [32] No other party put up a candidate.

Florida's new 15th district voting age population is 68.6% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 14.2% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 12% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 0.7% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 4.5% other races (non-Hispanic) [8]

District 16

In redistricting, the Florida's 13th congressional district was renumbered as the 16th district. Republican Vern Buchanan, who has represented the 13th since 2007, will run for reelection in the 16th after deciding against running for the U.S. Senate. [33] [34]

Prior to redistricting, former state representative Keith Fitzgerald had announced he would seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Buchanan. [35]

Florida's new 16th district voting age population is 83.5% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 8.5% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 5.6% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 0.3% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 2.2% other races (non-Hispanic) [8]

General election

Results

Florida's 16th congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vern Buchanan (incumbent) 187,147 53.6
Democratic Keith Fitzgerald 161,929 46.4
Total votes 349,076 100.0
Republican hold

District 17

The new 17th district, an open seat for a large district comprising parts of 10 South and Central Florida counties as well as parts of the Everglades watershed, is expected to favor Republicans. [21] [36] Republican Tom Rooney, who has represented the 16th district since 2009, will seek re-election in the new 17th district. [37]

Rooney, 41, will run in the general election against a 73-year-old retired Delta Air Lines pilot from Lehigh Acres, Florida, Democrat William Bronson (formerly an unsuccessful Republican candidate in Massachusetts and Georgia) as well as 26-year-old Socialist Workers Party write-in candidate Tom Baumann from Miami (who ran unsuccessful campaigns in Minnesota and in the Borough of Manhattan). As of the September FEC financial reporting deadline Rooney had collected $930,248 in campaign contributions and had $564,716 on hand; the FEC had no reports on Bronson or Baumann. [36] [38] [39]

Florida's new 17th district voting age population is 75.4% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 13.9% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 7.9% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 0.4% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 2.3% other races (non-Hispanic) [8]

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Republican primary

Candidates

Primary results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Rooney (incumbent) 37,881 73.2
Republican Joe Arnold 13,871 26.8
Total votes 51,752 100.0

General election

Results

Florida's 17th congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Rooney (incumbent) 165,488 58.6
Democratic William Bronson 116,766 41.4
Independent Tom Baumann (write-in) 12 0.0
Total votes 282,266 100.0
Republican win (new seat)

District 18

Allen West, who was first elected to represent Florida's 22nd congressional district in 2010, lost his race in the new 18th district. [40] He had won the Republican nomination against Martin County Sheriff Robert Crowder. [41]

Patrick Murphy, an environmental services executive, had planned to seek the Democratic nomination in the 22nd district, [42] but announced in February 2012 that he would continue to challenge West in the 18th district. [43]

Marilyn Davis Holloman qualified to run as a write-in. [44] Everett Wilkinson, the chair of the South Florida Tea Party and registered to vote with no party affiliation, decided not to run. [45]

Florida's new 18th district voting age population is 74.7% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 11.6% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 10.6% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 0.4% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 2.7% other races (non-Hispanic) [8]

Democratic primary

Primary results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patrick Murphy 26,791 79.7
Democratic Jim Horn 3,843 11.4
Democratic Jerry Lee Buechler 2,984 8.9
Total votes 33,618 100.0

Republican primary

Primary results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Allen B. West (incumbent) 45,790 74.4
Republican Robert L. Crowder 15,758 25.6
Total votes 61,548 100.0

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Allen
West (R)
Patrick
Murphy (D)
Undecided
Sunshine State News/VSS October 16–17, 2012 752 ± 3.6% 49% 48% 3%
FLDemocracy/WPTV/TCPalm October 16–17, 2012 500 ± 4% 51% 42% 8%

Results

Florida's 18th congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patrick Murphy 166,257 50.3
Republican Allen West (incumbent) 164,353 49.7
Independent Marilyn Davis Holloman (write-in) 55 0.0
Total votes 330,665 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 19

In redistricting, the 14th district was renumbered as the 19th district. [21] Connie Mack IV, who has represented the 14th district since 2005, will run for the U.S. Senate rather than for re-election. [46]

James Roach of Cape Coral, a retired GM research engineer and decorated Vietnam combat veteran who ran unsuccessfully for the 14th district in 2010, is the Democratic nominee. [47]

Brandon Smith is on the general election ballot as an independent candidate.

Florida's new 19th district voting age population is 77.1% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 14.4% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 6% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 0.5% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 2.1% other races (non-Hispanic) [8]

Republican primary

Candidates

Primary results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Trey Radel 22,304 30.0
Republican Chauncey Porter Goss 16,005 21.5
Republican Paige Kreegel 13,167 17.7
Republican Gary Aubuchon 11,498 15.5
Republican Byron Donalds 10,389 14.0
Republican Joe Davidow 1,028 1.4
Total votes 74,391 100.0

General election

Results

Florida's 19th congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Trey Radel 189,833 62.0
Democratic Jim Roach 109,746 35.8
Independent Brandon M. Smith 6,637 2.2
Total votes 306,216 100.0
Republican hold

District 20

In redistricting, the 23rd District was renumbered as the 20th District. Democrat Alcee Hastings, who has represented the 23rd since 1993, will run for reelection—in effect, trading district numbers with fellow Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Florida's new 20th district voting age population is 49.2% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 35.5% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 9.8% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 1.2% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 4.3% other races (non-Hispanic) [8]

General election

Results

Florida's 20th congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alcee Hastings (incumbent) 214,727 87.9
Independent Randall Terry 29,553 12.1
Independent Anthony M. Dutrow (write-in) 5 0.0
Total votes 244,285 100.0
Democratic hold

District 21

In redistricting, most of the old 19th District became the 21st District. Ted Deutch, who has represented the 19th district since April 2010, won the Democratic primary. [53]

Cesar Augusto Henao Cañas (born September 10, 1977) is an independent candidate. [54]

Florida's new 21st district voting age population is 66.6% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 17.6% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 10.6% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 0.6% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 4.5% other races (non-Hispanic) [8]

General election

Results

Florida's 21st congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ted Deutch (incumbent) 221,263 77.8
Independent W. Michael (Mike) Trout 37,776 13.3
Independent Cesar Henao 25,361 8.9
Total votes 284,400 100.0
Democratic hold

District 22

Republican Allen West, who was first elected to represent Florida's 22nd congressional district in 2010, will seek re-election in the new 18th district. [40] Adam Hasner, a former majority leader of the Florida House of Representatives, will seek the Republican nomination in the new 22nd district. [55] Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca decided not to run. [56]

Florida's new 22nd district voting age population is 69.4% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 17.2% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 9.8% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 0.6% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 3.1% other races (non-Hispanic) [8]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Primary results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lois Frankel 18,483 61.4
Democratic Kristin Jacobs 11,644 38.6
Total votes 30,127 100.0

General election

Results

Florida's 22nd congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lois Frankel 171,021 54.6
Republican Adam Hasner 142,050 45.4
Total votes 313,071 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 23

In redistricting, the 20th District was renumbered as the 23rd District. DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz who has represented the 20th since 2005, is running for re-election. Florida's new 23rd district voting age population is 48.9% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 29.5% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 17.4% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 1.2% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 3.1% other races (non-Hispanic) [8]

Republican primary

Candidates
  • Gineen Bresso
  • Ozzie deFaria, businessman [58]
  • Karen Harrington, businesswoman and Republican candidate for FL-20 in 2010 [59]
  • Juan Eliel Garcia
  • Joseph Kaufman, Americans Against Hate founder [60]

Primary results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Karen Harrington 8,043 47.8
Republican Joe Kaufman 3,383 20.1
Republican Ozzie deFaria 2,356 14.0
Republican Juan Eliel Garcia 1,674 9.9
Republican Gineen Bresso 1,380 8.2
Total votes 16,836 100.0

General election

Results

Florida's 23rd congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Wasserman Schultz (incumbent) 174,205 63.2
Republican Karen Harrington 98,096 35.6
Independent Ilya Katz 3,129 1.1
Total votes 275,430 100.0
Democratic hold

District 24

In redistricting, most of the old 17th District was renumbered as the 24th District. Democrat Frederica Wilson, who had represented the 17th since 2011, sought reelection. Wilson was unopposed in the general election.

Florida's new 24th district voting age population was 51.7% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 29.9% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 12.6% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 3.2% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 2.5% other races (non-Hispanic) [8]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Primary results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frederica Wilson (incumbent) 42,807 66.4
Democratic Rudolph Moise 21,680 33.6
Total votes 64,487 100.0

District 25

In redistricting, the 21st district was renumbered as the 25th district. Republican Mario Diaz-Balart, who has represented the 21st district since 2011, is expected to seek re-election. [21] No other party put up a candidate.

Florida's new 25th district voting age population is 68.9% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 21.2% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 6% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 1.7% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 2.1% other races (non-Hispanic) [8]

General election

Results

Florida's 25th congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mario Diaz-Balart (incumbent) 151,466 75.6
Independent Stanley Blumenthal 31,664 15.8
Independent VoteForEddie.com [61] 17,099 8.5
Total votes 200,229 100.0
Republican hold

District 26

In redistricting, the old 25th District was renumbered as the 26th district. Republican David Rivera, who has represented the 25th since 2011, will seek reelection. [21] He is running unopposed in the Republican primary.

Attorney, activist, and former Democratic candidate Joe Garcia will run against Rivera in a re-match of the 2010 election. Due to redistricting and constitutional amendments passed in 2010 restricting gerrymandering, the race is considered a toss-up. While the old 25th leaned Republican, the new district is split narrowly in half between Republicans and Democrats.

Florida's new 26th district voting age population is 67.4% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 20.2% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 8.6% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 1.5% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 2.4% other races (non-Hispanic) [8]

Democratic primary

Primary results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Garcia 13,927 53.4
Democratic Gloria Romero Roses 8,027 30.8
Democratic Lamar Sternad 2,856 10.9
Democratic Gustavo Marin 1,286 4.9
Total votes 26,096 100.0

General election

Results

Florida's 26th congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Garcia 135,694 53.6
Republican David Rivera (incumbent) 108,820 43.0
Independent Angel Fernandez 5,726 2.3
Independent José Peixoto 2,717 1.1
Total votes 252,957 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 27

In redistricting, the old 18th District was renumbered as the 27th District. Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who has represented the 18th since 1989, will seek reelection and was unopposed in the Republican primary. Democrat Manny Yevancey won the Democratic nomination, also unopposed. [20]

Florida's new 27th district voting age population is 72.8% Hispanic (excludes Hispanic Blacks), 17.5% non-Hispanic Whites (single race), 5.5% non-Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), 2.2% Hispanic Blacks (includes multirace), and 2% other races (non-Hispanic) [8]

General election

Results

Florida's 27th congressional district, 2012 [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (incumbent) 138,488 60.2
Democratic Manny Yevancey 85,020 36.9
Independent Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins 6,663 2.9
Total votes 230,171 100.0
Republican hold

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