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United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2012

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[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats Before Seats After +/–
Republican 1,463,586 54.70% 6 6 -
Democratic 1,119,554 41.84% 3 2 -1
Libertarian 87,774 3.28% 0 0 -
Constitution 4,971 0.19% 0 0 -
Independent 15 <0.01% 0 0 -
Total 2,675,900 100.00% 9 8


A new congressional map was passed by the Missouri General Assembly on April 27, 2011.[2] The map was vetoed by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon on April 30,[3] but Nixon's veto was overridden by the General Assembly on May 4, making the plan law.[4] 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.[2]

District 1

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.[5] Francis Slay, the mayor of St. Louis, did not run and has endorsed Clay.[6] Robyn Hamlin (R), ran against W. Lacy Clay, Jr. in 2010 and is running again for the seat in 2012.


Missouri 1st Congressional District 2012 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lacy Clay (Incumbent)' 267,927 78.7%
Republican Robyn Hamlyn 60,832 17.9%
Libertarian Robb E. Cunningham 11,824 3.5%
Totals 340,583 100.0%
External links
  • Russ Carnahan campaign website
  • William Lacy Clay, Jr. campaign website
  • Robyn Hamlin campaign website

District 2

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.[8] Randy Jotte, an emergency room physician and former member of the Webster Groves City Council,[9] and Ann Wagner, a former U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg and former Missouri Republican Party chairwoman,[10] are running for the Republican nomination to succeed Akin. Wagner has ruled out switching to a campaign for the U.S. Senate.[11] Former state representative Joe Smith also may run in the 2nd district.[12] 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.[13] Ed Martin, a lawyer who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in the 3rd district in 2010, had decided to run,[14] but dropped his bid in January 2012 in order to run for state attorney general.[15]

Democrat Russ Carnahan, part of whose current 3rd district was drawn into the 2nd district, will run for re-election in the 1st district.[5]


Missouri 2nd Congressional District 2012 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ann Wagner 236,971 60.1%
Democratic Glenn Koenen 146,272 37.1%
Libertarian Bill Slantz 9,193 2.3%
Constitution Anatol Zorikova 2,012 0.5%
Totals 394,448 100.0%

External links
  • Randy Jotte campaign website
  • Ann Wagner campaign website
  • Harold Whitfield (D) campaign website

District 3

Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer will run in the reconfigured 3rd district, which includes most of the 9th district he has represented since 2009.[16] Democrat Eric C. Mayer a small business owner from Camdenton has filed to run.[17] Former state representative Cynthia Davis may challenge Luetkemeyer as a candidate of the Constitution Party.[18]


Missouri 3rd Congressional District 2012 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer (Incumbent) 214,843 63.5%
Democratic Eric C. Mayer 111,189 32.9%
Libertarian Steven Wilson 12,353 3.7%
Totals 338,385 100.0%

External links
  • Blaine Luetkemeyer campaign website
  • Eric Mayer Campaign Website

District 4

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.[19] Cass County Prosecuting Attorney Teresa Hensley,[20] will seek the Democratic nomination.


Missouri 4th Congressional District 2012 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vicky Hartzler (Incumbent) 192,237 60.3%
Democratic Teresa Hensley 113,120 35.5%
Libertarian Bill Slantz 10,407 3.3%
Constitution Greg Cowan 2,959 0.5%
Totals 318,723 100.0%

External links
  • Vicky Hartzler campaign website
  • Teresa Hensley campaign website

District 5

Missouri's 5th Congressional district is perhaps the one most complicated by redistricting, and the legal challenges that have ensued.[21] 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.[22] 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.


Missouri 5th Congressional District 2012 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Emmanuel Cleaver II (Incumbent) 200,290 60.5%
Republican Jacob Turk 122,149 36.9%
Libertarian Randall (Randy) Langkraehr 8,497 2.6%
Write-in Andrew Feagle 6 0.0%
Totals 330,942 100.0%

External links
  • Emanuel Cleaver campaign website
  • Jerry Nolte campaign website
  • Jacob Turk campaign website
  • Jason Greene campaign website

District 6

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,[23] 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.[24] Russ Lee Monchil is the Libertarian nominee.[25]


Missouri 6th Congressional District 2012 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam Graves (Incumbent) 216,906 65.0%
Democratic Kyle Yarber 108,503 32.5%
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 8,279 2.5%
Totals 333,688 100.0%

External links
  • Bob Gough campaign website
  • Sam Graves campaign website
  • Ted Rights campaign website
  • Christopher Ryan campaign website
  • Kyle Yarber campaign website

District 7

Republican Billy Long, Democrat Jim Evans and Libertarian Kevin Craig are the nominees.[26]


Missouri 7th Congressional District 2012 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Billy Long (Incumbent) 203,565 63.9%
Democratic Jim Evans 98,498 30.9%
Libertarian Kevin Craig 16,668 5.2%
Write-in Kenneth Joe Brown 9 0.0%
Totals 318,740 100.0%
External Links
  • Kevin Craig campaign website
  • Jim Evans campaign website
  • Billy Long campaign website

District 8

Republican Jo Ann Emerson, who has represented Missouri's 8th congressional district since 1996,[27] is being challenged by Democratic nominee Jack Rushin and Libertarian nominee Rick Vandeven.


Missouri 8th Congressional District 2012 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jo Ann Emerson (Incumbent) 216,083 71.9%
Democratic Jack Rushin 73,755 24.6%
Libertarian Rob Vandeven 10,553 3.5%
Totals 300,391 100.0%

External Links
  • Jo Ann Emerson campaign website
  • Jack Rushin campaign website
  • Rick Vandeven campaign website

See also


  1. ^ Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives
  2. ^ a b Toeplitz, Shira (April 28, 2011). "Missouri Legislature Passes New Map, Awaits Nixon's Move".  
  3. ^ Marsh, Wendell; McCune, Greg (April 30, 2011). "Missouri governor vetoes state redistricting plan".  
  4. ^ Miller, Joshua (May 4, 2011). "Missouri Legislature Overrides Nixon’s Redistricting Veto".  
  5. ^ a b McDermott, Kevin (August 8, 2012). "William Lacy Clay wins easily over Russ Carnahan".  
  6. ^ "Mayor Slay endorses Clay over Carnahan".  
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "Nov 6, 2012 General Election: Election Night Reporting: Missouri Secretary of State". Missouri Secretary of State. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  8. ^ Weiner, Rachel (May 17, 2011). "Todd Akin running for Senate".  
  9. ^ Wagman, Jake (January 24, 2012). "Doctor makes 3 in GOP race for 2nd Congressional District".  
  10. ^ D'Aprile, Shane (May 17, 2011). "Missouri Republican Wagner formally launches 2012 House bid".  
  11. ^ Miller, Joshua (October 25, 2011). "Ann Wagner Definitively Rules Out Senate Bid".  
  12. ^ Aldrich, Dick (May 18, 2011). "Akin runs for Senate; field grows for current seat". Missouri News Horizon. Retrieved June 11, 2011. 
  13. ^ Wagman, Jake (July 6, 2011). "State Sen. Jane Cunningham won't run for Congress".  
  14. ^ Wagman, Jake (May 9, 2011). "Ed Martin slides out of Senate race, into House fight".  
  15. ^ Wagman, Jake (January 27, 2012). "Ed Martin switches races again, will now pursue attorney general's seat".  
  16. ^ Miller, Joshua (May 13, 2011). "Luetkemeyer Passes on Missouri Senate Bid".  
  17. ^ Carnahan, Robin. "Missouri Secretary of State". Candidate Filing List. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  18. ^ Schlinkmann, Mark (August 16, 2011). "Ex-GOP lawmaker Cynthia Davis switching to Constitution Party".  
  19. ^ Keller, Rudi (January 23, 2012). "Democrat plans run in Fourth District".  
  20. ^ Xi, Yue (January 30, 2012). "Cass County Democrat plans to run for congressional seat".  
  21. ^ "Missouri high court considers redistricting challenges". The Columbia Missourian via website. 2012-01-27. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  22. ^ "Here comes Jery Nolte". The Kansas City Star Midwest Democracy website. 2012-02-27. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  23. ^ Wagman, Jake (February 3, 2011). "Sam Graves says no to running for U.S. Senate".  
  24. ^ Newton, Ken (October 10, 2011). "Yarber launches 6th District bid".  
  25. ^ "Filing closes for state, Adair county races". Kirksville Daily Express. 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  26. ^ Nov 6, 2012 General Election: Election Night Reporting: Missouri Secretary of State
  27. ^ "Emerson won't run for senate".  

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