“The 2012 Elections and the Vanishing Congressional Moderate”


Key Stats:

  • Number of 20 most “centrist” Members from 112th Congress returning in 2013: 8
  • Number of House districts leaning more than 52% to 48% for one party that in 2011 were represented by a Member of another party: 26. Number of such districts in 2013: 10
  • Number of non-incumbent Republicans who won seats in the 177 most Democratic districts:
  • Number of non-incumbent Democrats who won seats in the 177 most Republican districts: 0



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