Mark Sanford Suspends Presidential Campaign

2012 Election: Very Close States

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This electoral map shows those states decided by 5% or less in popular vote in the 2012 election. Use it as a starting point to create and share your 2016 forecast.

Only 4 states met this criteria in 2012, the fewest since Ronald Reagan's landslide win in the 1984 election. Tightly contested states have been on the decline in recent elections due to increased regional polarization.
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Mark Sanford Suspends Presidential Campaign

The former South Carolina governor had announced a challenge to President Trump in September

Former Gov. Deval Patrick Considering Presidential Bid

The former Massachusetts governor had previously decided against a 2020 run

GOP Rep. Peter King of New York Will Retire; District Seen as Competitive in 2020

King had his closest battle for re-election in 2018

Michael Bloomberg Expected to File Paperwork for Alabama Primary

Hasn't announced a run, but deadline to file for the state's primary is Friday

Democratic Rep. Pete Visclosky of Indiana to Retire

He's the 3rd most senior Democrat in the House and chairs the defense appropriations panel

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