Thirteen U.S. House Members Lost in 2012 Congressional Primaries

Thirteen U.S. House members have been defeated for re-election in partisan primaries this year. The congressional primaries for the year are finally over. They stretched from March 13 to September 11. See this story for more details. Eight of the thirteen lost to other incumbents. This only happens in years following redistricting. None of the defeated incumbents were in states that have held top-two primaries already this year. Thanks to Thomas Jones for the link.


  1. I can hardly wait for the General Election when even more incumbant politicians will get to feel the voters’ wrath.

  2. Stop Already! · · Reply

    Of course there were no losses by incumbents in “top-two” states.

    “Top-two” is the creation of a single, government controlled, one-party state. Only the incumbent and the state sponsored placebo competitor are allowed on the general election ballot. “Top-two” is a movement designed to bring a Soviet style electoral system to the US, with total state control.

    When there is only a single primary, the final result is a single Party.

  3. P.R. and nonpartisan App.V. = NO *safe* stuff for incumbents.

    i.e. produce or get out.

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