Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: Delaware Congressional Seats
By Ballotpedia's Congressional team
|Delaware's Congressional Elections in 2012|
|U.S. Senate Election?||U.S. House seats||Possible competitive races?|
DOVER: Delaware: Delaware has one U.S. Senate seat and one U.S. House seat on the ballot in 2012. Both incumbents are seeking re-election and face at least one challenger in the general election. (100%)
Currently, the Democratic Party holds the Senate and House seats up for election from Delaware. According to race ratings, neither seat is likely to flip to Republican control.
Delaware has one U.S. Senate seat on the ballot in 2012. Democratic incumbent Tom Carper is expected to easily defeat his Republican opponent Kevin Wade in the general election. Alexander Pires is running for the seat as an Independent and Andrew Richard Groff is seeking election as a Green Party candidate. Carper was first elected to the Senate in 2000.
|State||General Election Candidates||Incumbent||2012 Winner||Partisan Switch?|
|Delaware Class 1 Senate seat|| Tom Carper
Andrew Richard Groff
Delaware's one congressional district is not considered to be competitive in 2012. Democratic incumbent John Carney faces a challenge from Republican Tom Kovach, Libertarian Scott Gesty, and Green Party candidate Bernard August. Carney is expected to win re-election with little resistance. Carney was first elected to the House in 2010.
Here is a complete list of U.S. House candidates appearing on the general election ballot in Delaware:
- 2012 elections review: Delaware voters choose winners in congressional, legislative primaries September 12
- 2012 elections preview: Delaware voters to select winners in congressional, legislative primaries September 10
- Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: Delaware State Legislature
- Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: Delaware State Executive Officials
- Ballotpedia:2012 general election preview articles
- November 6, 2012 election results
- United States Congressional election results, 2012
- United States Senate elections in Delaware, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections in Delaware, 2012
- Delaware elections, 2012
- National contested primary average during the 2012 U.S. congressional elections