All 6 Kentucky seats to the United States House of Representatives
The 2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 to elect the six U.S. Representatives from the state of Kentucky, one from each of the state's six congressional districts. The elections will coincide with the elections of other federal and state offices, including a quadrennial presidential election. Primary elections were held on May 22, 2012.
|United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky, 2012|
Republican Ed Whitfield, who has represented Kentucky's 1st congressional district since 1995, ran for re-election. In redistricting, the 1st district was made slightly more competitive, but continues to strongly favor Republicans.
|Republican||Edward Whitfield (Incumbent)||199,956||69.63|
|Democratic||Charles Kendall Hatchett||87,199||30.37|
Republican Brett Guthrie, who has represented Kentucky's 2nd congressional district since 2009, ran for re-election. In redistricting, the 2nd district was made slightly more favorable to Republicans.
David Lynn Williams won the Democratic nomination without opposition.
Craig Astor is running as a Libertarian:
|Republican||S. Brett Guthrie (Incumbent)||181,508||64.30|
|Democratic||David Lynn Williams||89,541||31.72|
|Independent||Andrew R. Beacham||6,304||2.23|
|Libertarian||Craig R. Astor||4,914||1.74|
Democrat John Yarmuth, who has represented Kentucky's 3rd congressional district since 2007, ran for re-election. The 3rd district was made more favorable to Democrats in redistricting. Yarmuth defeated perennial candidate Burrel Charles Farnsley in the Democratic primary.
|Democratic||John Yarmuth (Incumbent)||206,385||63.96|
|Independent||Robert L. DeVore, Jr.||4.819||1.49|
Republican Geoff Davis, who had represented Kentucky's 4th congressional district from 2005 to 2012, resigned due to family health issues. In redistricting, the 4th district was made more favorable to Republicans.
Walter Christian Schumm, a building contractor; Marcus Carey, a lawyer; Lewis County Judge-Executive Thomas Massie; Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore; Brian Oerther, a teacher;state representative Alecia Webb-Edgington; and Tom Wurtz, a business consultant, sought the Republican nomination to succeed Davis.Thomas Massie won the Republican primary with 45% of the vote.
Massie won the general election in a landslide.
|Democratic||William R. "Bill" Adkins||104,734||34.98|
|Republican||Harold "Hal" Rogers (Incumbent)||195,408||77.90|
|Democratic||Kenneth S. Stepp||55,447||22.10|
Democrat Ben Chandler, who has represented Kentucky's 6th congressional district since 2004, ran for re-election. In redistricting, the 6th district was modified with the effect that, had the 2008 presidential election been held under the new boundaries, Democratic nominee Barack Obama would have received a share of the vote 1.5 percentage points greater than that which he achieved under the former boundaries.
Andy Barr, an attorney who unsuccessfully challenged Chandler in 2010, won the Republican nomination. He defeated Patrick J. Kelly II and Curtis Kenimer in the Republican primary.
Andy Barr won the election with 50.57% of the vote.
|Republican||Garland "Andy" Barr||153,222||50.57|
|Democratic||Ben Chandler (Incumbent)||141,438||46.68|
|Republican gain from Democratic|