2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon

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United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2012

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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%
Swing Increase4.29% Decrease5.70%

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]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Suzanne Bonamici (incumbent) 57,146 98.9
Democratic Write-ins 608 1.1
Total votes 57,754 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

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

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Delinda Morgan 18,996 56.4
Republican Lisa Michaels 14,274 42.3
Republican Write-ins 447 1.3
Total votes 33,717 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Oregon's 1st congressional district, 2012[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Suzanne Bonamici (incumbent) 197,845 59.6
Republican Delinda Morgan 109,699 33.0
Progressive Steven Reynolds 15,009 4.5
Constitution Bob Ekstrom 8,918 2.7
n/a Write-ins 509 0.2
Total votes 331,980 100.0
Democratic hold

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 31,157 76.5
Democratic John Sweeney 8,825 21.7
Democratic Write-ins 751 1.8
Total votes 40,733 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Walden (incumbent) 77,498 99.3
Republican Write-ins 581 0.7
Total votes 78,079 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Oregon's 2nd congressional district, 2012[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Walden (incumbent) 228,043 68.7
Democratic Joyce B. Segers 96,741 29.1
Libertarian Joe Tabor 7,025 2.1
n/a Write-ins 446 0.1
Total votes 332,255 100.0
Republican hold

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]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer (incumbent) 84,628 98.9
Democratic Write-ins 969 1.1
Total votes 85,597 100.0

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 14,844 63.2
Republican Delia Lopez 8,237 35.0
Republican Write-ins 424 1.8
Total votes 23,505 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Oregon's 3rd congressional district, 2012[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Blumenauer (incumbent) 264,979 74.4
Republican Ronald Green 70,325 19.8
Pacific Green Woodrow Broadnax 13,159 3.7
Libertarian Michael Cline 6,640 1.9
n/a Write-ins 772 0.2
Total votes 355,875 100.0
Democratic hold

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 (incumbent) 69,864 89.9
Democratic Matthew Robinson 7,665 9.8
Democratic Write-ins 212 0.3
Total votes 77,741 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Art Robinson 50,090 97.3
Republican Write-ins 1,414 2.7
Total votes 51,504 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Oregon's 4th congressional district, 2012[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter A. DeFazio (incumbent) 212,866 59.2
Republican Arthur B. Robinson 140,549 39.0
Libertarian Chuck Huntting 6,205 1.7
n/a Write-ins 468 0.1
Total votes 360,088 100.0
Democratic hold

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]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kurt Schrader (incumbent) 51,652 98.5
Democratic Write-ins 805 1.5
Total votes 52,457 100.0

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 33,448 67.0
Republican Karen Bowerman 16,174 32.4
Republican Write-ins 320 0.6
Total votes 49,942 100.0

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Oregon's 5th congressional district, 2012[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kurt Schrader (incumbent) 177,229 54.0
Republican Fred Thompson 139,223 42.5
Pacific Green Christina Jean Lugo 7,516 2.3
Constitution Raymond Baldwin 3,600 1.1
n/a Write-ins 402 0.1
Total votes 327,970 100.0
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elections Division History". Oregon Secretary of State. 2010. Retrieved August 17, 2011.
  2. ^ Karen L. Haas (February 28, 2013). "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 6, 2012" (PDF). Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Official Results - November 6, 2012 General Election" (PDF). Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Mapes, Jeff (June 29, 2011). "Oregon legislators reach agreement on congressional redistricting". The Oregonian. Retrieved June 29, 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Candidate Filings, Representative in Congress". Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Official Results - May 15, 2012 Primary Election" (PDF). Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved November 21, 2016.

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