Florida District 12
Florida’s 12th congressional district spans several counties along the I-4 corridor. The district includes much of Polk County, parts of rural and suburban east Hillsborough County and a small piece of western Osceola County.
Although residents of Florida’s 12th district tend to view the area as “conservative”, Democrats actually have an advantage in terms of voter registration with more Democrats registered in the district than Republicans. However, regardless of these numbers, it has been a strong Republican district for more than a decade, although the number of voters who claim no party affiliation has grown steadily in recent years. John McCain received 51% of the vote in this district in 2008. The district has a Cook Partisan Voting Index score of R +5.