All 25 Florida seats to the United States House of Representatives
Results by district:
Democratic hold Democratic gain
Republican hold Republican gain
The 2010 United States House of Representatives Elections in Florida were held on November 2, 2010 to determine who would represent the state of Florida in the United States House of Representatives. Representatives are elected for two-year terms; those elected served in the 112th Congress from January 2011 until January 2013. Florida had twenty-five seats in the House, apportioned according to the 2000 United States Census, but would soon gain two more congressional seats in 2012.
A large majority of the incumbents sought re-election on November 2, and only the 12th district and the 17th district were open races. Upon the resignation of Robert Wexler, a special election was held in April to determine the new representative of 19th district. The winner of that race was Ted Deutch of the Democratic Party, who sought re-election on November 2.
Results of the 2010 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida by district:
|District 1||170,821||80.00%||0||0.00%||42,705||20.00%||213,526||100.00%||Republican Hold|
|District 2||136,371||53.60%||105,211||41.35%||12,856||5.05%||254,438||100.00%||Republican Gain|
|District 3||50,932||33.89%||94,744||63.03%||4,625||3.08%||150,301||100.00%||Democratic Hold|
|District 4||178,238||77.21%||0||0.00%||52,607||22.79%||230,845||100.00%||Republican Hold|
|District 5||208,815||67.43%||100,858||32.57%||0||0.00||309,673||100.00%||Democratic Hold|
|District 6||179,349||71.46%||0||0.00%||71,632||28.54%||250,981||100.00%||Republican Hold|
|District 7||185,470||69.03%||83,206||30.97%||0||0.00%||268,676||100.00%||Republican Hold|
|District 8||123,586||56.11%||84,167||38.22%||12,491||5.67%||220,244||100.00%||Republican Gain|
|District 9||165,433||71.43%||66,158||28.57%||0||0.00%||231,591||100.00%||Democratic Hold|
|District 10||137,943||65.92%||71,313||34.08%||0||0.00%||209,256||100.00%||Republican Hold|
|District 11||61,817||40.37%||91,328||59.63%||0||0.00%||153,145||100.00%||Democratic Hold|
|District 12||102,704||48.14%||87,769||41.14%||22,857||10.72%||213,330||100.00%||Republican Hold|
|District 13||183,811||68.86%||83,123||31.14%||0||0.00%||266,934||100.00%||Republican Hold|
|District 14||188,341||68.56%||74,525||27.13%||11,825||4.31%||274,691||100.00%||Democratic Hold|
|District 15||157,079||64.73%||85,595||35.27%||0||0.00%||242,674||100.00%||Republican Hold|
|District 16||162,285||66.85%||80,327||33.09%||151||0.06%||242,763||100.00%||Republican Hold|
|District 17||0||0.00%||106,361||86.21%||17,009||13.79%||123,370||100.00%||Democratic Hold|
|District 18||102,360||68.89%||46,235||31.11%||0||0.00%||148,595||100.00%||Republican Hold|
|District 19||78,733||37.30%||132,098||62.59%||228||0.11%||211,059||100.00%||Democratic Hold|
|District 20||63,845||38.10%||100,787||60.15%||2,938||1.75%||167,570||100.00%||Democratic Hold|
|District 21||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Republican Hold|
|District 22||118,890||54.36%||99,804||45.64%||0||0.00%||218,694||100.00%||Republican Gain|
|District 23||26,414||20.88%||100,066||79.12%||0||0.00%||126,480||100.00%||Democratic Hold|
|District 24||146,129||59.64%||98,787||40.31%||115||0.05%||245,031||100.00%||Republican Gain|
|District 25||74,859||52.15%||61,138||42.59%||7,556||5.26%||143,553||100.00%||Republican Hold|
Republican incumbent Jeff Miller has represented this western Florida Panhandle congressional district since winning a special election in 2001. Jeff Miller sought re-election, and won by a landslide against challenging Independents Joe Cantrell and John Krause. Miller was also challenged by Jim Bryan, a qualified write-in candidate.
|Republican||Jeff Miller (Incumbent)||168,899||81|
Democratic incumbent Allen Boyd ran for reelection, facing Republican nominee businessman Steve Southerland.Independent candidates Paul C. McKain and Dianne Berryhill were also on the ballot, and Ray Netherwood qualified as a write-in candidate.
In addition, Green Party candidate Steve Wilkie did not qualify for the congressional election.
Boyd won the Democratic primary against State Senate Democratic Leader Alfred Lawson, Jr.. Southerland won the Republican primary against Eddie Hendry, Ron McNeil, Barbara F. Olschner and David Scholl. Southerland went on to unseat Boyd in the general election following, among other issues, voter discontent with the incumbent for his support of the policies of the President.
The district, which includes Tallahassee, voted 54%–45% for John McCain in 2008.
|Poll Source||Dates Administered||Allen Boyd (D)||Steve Southerland (R)|
|The Hill/ANGA||October 16-19, 2010||38%||50%|
|Voter Survey Service||October 14-17, 2010||38%||50%|
|National Research||September 29-30, 2010||30%||46%|
|Tarrance Group+||April 12-13, 2010||37%||52%|
|Democratic||Allen Boyd (Incumbent)||104,415||41|
|Independent||Paul C. McKain||7,058||3|
Democrat Corrine Brown represents this north central Florida district. She was challenged by Republican nominee Mike Yost and Independent Terry Martin-Back, who Corrine Brown defeated on November 2, 2010.
|Democratic||Corrine Brown (Incumbent)||92,057||63|
This Jacksonville district is represented by Republican Ander Crenshaw. Independent Troy Stanley challenged him. Gary L. Koniz and Deborah "Deb" Katz Pueschel also qualified as write-ins. Crenshaw won the race by a wide margin.
|Republican||Ander Crenshaw (Incumbent)||175,162||77|
This was an open seat, as Republican incumbent Ginny Brown-Waite retired, citing health reasons. Hernando County Sheriff Rich Nugent won the Republican primary to face Democrat businessman Jim Piccillo (campaign site, PVS, FEC), a former Republican and political novice. Nugent defeated Piccillo in the general election.
On October 19, 2009 the Florida Whig Party announced that John Annarumma would be their nominee, but he later dropped out.[unreliable source] Stearns won the general election with 71% of the vote.
|Republican||Cliff Stearns (Incumbent)||178,779||71|
Republican incumbent John Mica has held this district since 1993, and ran for re-election. He was challenged by Democratic nominee Palm Coast Navy veteran and nonprofit CEO Heather Beaven (campaign site, PVS, FEC).
Both Mica and Beaven ran unopposed in their respective primary elections. Peter Silva (campaign site) dropped out earlier. 2008 candidate Faye Armitage considered re-running, but decided against it.
|Republican||John Mica (Incumbent)||184,868||69|
Democratic incumbent Alan Grayson was defeated by Republican nominee former State Senate Majority Leader and Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Daniel Webster. TEA Party candidate Peg Dunmire (campaign site, PVS), and Independent George L. Metcalfe (campaign sitePVS were on the ballot, and Florida Whig Party Steven J. Gerritzen (campaign site), qualified as a write-in candidate.
Grayson ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. In the Republican primary, Webster defeated Ross Bieling; Dan Fanelli, a former pilot; State Representative Kurt Kelly; 2008 GOP candidate Todd Long; Bruce O'Donoghue, businessman; and Patricia Sullivan, GOP activist.
|Poll Source||Dates Administered||Alan Grayson (D)||Daniel Webster (R)||Other|
|Voter Survey Service||October 22-25, 2010||41%||48%||5%|
|OnMessage, Inc.||October, 2010||30%||46%||-|
|Voter Survey Service||September 25-27, 2010||36%||43%||11%|
|Public Policy Polling||August 23-25, 2010||40%||27%||23%|
|Democratic||Alan Grayson (Incumbent)||84,036||38|
Republican Gus Bilirakis ran for re-election, having first won election in 2007 to replace his father, Michael Bilirakis, who had served the previous 23 years. Anita dePalma (campaign site, PVS) defeated Phil Hindahl (campaign site, PVS) in the Democratic primary election. Bilirakis was reelected with 71% of the vote.
|Republican||Gus Bilirakis (Incumbent)||162,891||71|
Young, who has represented this district since 1971 and is currently the longest-serving Republican in the House, ran unopposed in the Republican primary, local tea party activist Eric Forcade having withdrawn. Justice also ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Young was reelected to a 21st term.
|Republican||Bill Young (Incumbent)||137,837||66|
|Democratic||Kathy Castor (Incumbent)||89,211||60|
This was an open seat as Republican incumbent Adam Putnam ran for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture. Democratic nominee Polk County Elections Supervisor Lori Edwards (campaign site, PVS), Republican nominee former State Representative Dennis Ross (campaign site, PVS), and Tea Party nominee Polk County Commissioner Randy Wilkinson (campaign site, PVS) were on the general election ballot.
Edwards won against retired United States Navy chief Doug Tudor (campaign site, PVS) in the Democratic primary. Ross won against John W. Lindsey, Jr. in the Republican primary. Wilkinson ran unopposed.
Ross won the general election with 48% of the vote; Edwards garnered 41%, and 11% of the voters chose Wilkinson.
|Poll Source||Dates Administered||Dennis Ross (R)||Lori Edwards (D)||Randy Wilkinson (T)|
|Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research+||July 26-28, 2010||32%||35%||20%|
|Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research+||November 17-19, 2009||42%||46%||-|
+Internal poll commissioned for Edwards campaign
|Republican||Vern Buchanan (incumbent)||183,811||68.9|
|Democratic||James T. Golden||83,123||31.1|
Republican incumbent Connie Mack was challenged by Democratic nominee Jim Roach (campaign site, PVS) and Independent William Maverick Saint Claire (PVS). Mack was reelected in the general election.
In 2008, McCain won 57% of the vote.
|Republican||Connie Mack IV (incumbent)||188,341||68.6|
|Democratic||James Lloyd Roach||74,525||27.1|
First term Republican incumbent Bill Posey was reelected, defeating Democratic nominee former NASA executive and public administrator Shannon Roberts (campaign site, PVS). Both ran unopposed in their respective primary elections.
|Republican||Bill Posey (incumbent)||157,079||64.7|
First term Republican incumbent Tom Rooney ran for re-election, challenged by Democratic nominee Jim Horn (campaign site, PVS). William Dean has qualified as a write-in candidate. Rooney prevailed in the general election.
Rooney ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Horn won against Ed Tautiva (campaign site, PVS) in the Democratic primary. St. Lucie County Commissioner Christopher Craft dropped out on March 26, 2010.
|Republican||Tom Rooney (incumbent)||162,285||66.8|
This was an open seat, as Democratic incumbent Kendrick Meek ran for the U.S. Senate. Democratic nominee State Senator Frederica Wilson ran against Independent attorney Roderick D. Vereen (campaign site, PVS).
Wilson won the Democratic primary, running against community activist and Executive Director of FANM (Haitian Women of Miami) Marleine Bastien (campaign site, PVS), former State Representative Phillip Brutus, State Representative James Bush III, North Miami Councilman Scott Galvin (campaign site, PVS), Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson (campaign site, PVS), physician Rudy Moise (campaign site, PVS), State Representative Yolly Roberson, and Miami Gardens City Councilman and attorney Andre Williams (campaign site, PVS).The Miami Herald newspaper endorsed Shirley Gibson in the Democratic primary.
Teacher Corey Poitier was the lone announced Republican candidate, but he dropped out.
Wilson won 86.2% of the vote in the general election.
|Independent||Roderick D. Vereen||17,009||13.8|
Republican incumbent Ileana Ros-Lehtinen had held this seat since 1989, and was challenged by Rolando A. Banciella (campaign site, PVS). Both ran unopposed in their respective primaries. Ros-Lehtinen won the general election.
|Republican||Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (incumbent)||102,360||68.9|
|Democratic||Rolando A. Banciella||46,235||31.1%|
Democrat Robert Wexler resigned on January 3, 2010, to become president of the Washington-based Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation. His seat was filled by Ted Deutch, the winner of a special election, held on April 13. Deutch faced Joe Budd (campaign site, PVS), running unopposed in the Republican primary, along with write-in candidate Stan Smilan (campaign site) in the General election. Deutsch was easily re-elected.
|Democratic||Ted Deutch (incumbent)||132,098||62.6|
Incumbent Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz was challenged by Republican nominee businesswoman Karen Harrington (campaign site, PVS) of Davie. Independents Stanley Blumenthal (campaign site, PVS) and Bob Kunst (campaign site, PVS) were also running. Florida Whig Party candidate Clayton Schock (campaign site) ran as a write-in.[unreliable source] Wasserman Schultz was re-elected.
|Democratic||Debbie Wasserman Schultz (incumbent)||100,787||60.1|
This district was an open election, as Republican incumbent Lincoln Diaz-Balart was retiring. His brother Mario Diaz-Balart, current Representative of the 25th District, ran unopposed for this seat on November 2, 2010.
Democrat incumbent Ron Klein was seeking re-election in this Palm Beach-Broward County district, and was challenged and defeated by Republican nominee Allen West, the former military officer whom Klein defeated 55-45 in 2008.
|Poll Source||Dates Administered||Ron Klein (D)||Allen West (R)|
|Voter Survey Service||October 17-19, 2010||44%||47%|
|Harstad Strategic Research+||September 20-22, 2010||48%||43%|
|Wilson Research Strategies+||September 20-22, 2010||42%||48%|
|Anzalone Research+||September 14-16, 2010||48%||40%|
|Wilson Research Strategies+||April 18-19, 2010||42%||44%|
+Internal poll (Wilson Research Strategies for West and Anzalone Research and Harstad Strategic Research for Klein)
|Democratic||Ron Klein (incumbent)||97,051||45.7|
Democratic incumbent Alcee Hastings has held this seat since 1993 and ran for reelection. He was challenged by Republican nominee Bernard Sansaricq (campaign site, PVS). Both ran unopposed in their respective primary elections. Hastings was reelected by a wide margin.
|Democratic||Alcee Hastings (incumbent)||100,066||79.1|
|Poll Source||Dates Administered||Suzanne Kosmas (D)||Sandra Adams (R)|
|Mclaughlin & Associates||September 22-23, 2010||39%||49%|
|Hamilton Campaigns+||September 22-23, 2010||45%||43%|
|Public Opinion Strategies||August 31-September 1, 2010||37%||49%|
|Hamilton Campaigns+||August, 2010||43%||49%|
+Internal poll for Kosmas campaign
|Democratic||Suzanne Kosmas (incumbent)||98,787||40.3|
Republican incumbent Mario Diaz-Balart held this district since 2003 but on February 11, 2010 announced that he would not seek another term in the 25th district but would instead run for his brother's seat in the 21st District of Florida. Republican nominee State Representative David Rivera, Democratic nominee Joe Garcia, Tea Party nominee Roly Arrojo (PVS), and Florida Whig Party nominee Craig Porter (campaign site, PVS) were running. Rivera prevailed in the general election.
Rivera defeated Mariana 'Marili' Cancio (campaign site, PVS) and Paul Crespo (campaign site, PVS) in the Republican primary. Garcia defeated Luis Meurice (campaign site, PVS) in the Democratic primary. Arrojo and Porter were unopposed in their respective primaries.
|Poll Source||Dates Administered||David Rivera (R)||Joe Garcia (D)|
|Voter Survey Service||October 29, 2010||44%||40%|
|Voter Survey Service||October 25-26, 2010||44%||43%|
|Greenberg Quinlan Rosner+||September 12-19, 2010||33%||40%|
|Benenson Strategy Group[permanent dead link]+||March 24-27, 2010||35%||38%|
+Internal poll for Garcia campaign
* A district that has a PVI of a party that is represented by the opposite party, and applies to an EVEN score