Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Review Articles: Wyoming Congressional Seats
By Ballotpedia's Congressional team
MADISON, Wisconsin: Wyoming had one U.S. House seat on the ballot in 2012. Incumbent Cynthia Lummis (R) sought re-election on November 6, 2012. She won re-election by an overwhelming 45 percentage points in the general election.
Here is a list of the candidates who ran for election to Congress from Wyoming.
|District||General Election Candidates||Incumbent||2012 Winner||Partisan Switch?|
|At-large|| Chris Henrichsen
Daniel Clyde Cummings
|Cynthia Lummis||Cynthia Lummis||No|
|Members of the U.S. House from Wyoming -- Partisan Breakdown|
|Party||As of November 2012||After the 2012 Election|
Margin of victory for winnersThere were a total of 1 seats up for election in 2012 in Wyoming. The following table shows the margin of victory for each district winner, which is calculated by examining the percentage difference between the top-two vote getters. If the race was uncontested, the margin of victory is listed as 100%.
|District||Winner||Margin of Victory||Total Vote||Top Opponent|
|U.S. House, Wyoming At-Large District General Election||Cynthia Lummis||45.1%||241,205||Chris Henrichsen|
Both chambers of the United States Congress remain split after the November 6, 2012 election. Democrats increased their majority in the U.S. Senate while cutting into the Republicans majority in the U.S. House. Of the 435 candidates who won election to the U.S. House, 85 of them were challengers, which represents 19.5 percent of U.S. House members. Of those 85, 50 are Democratic and 35 are Republican. A total of 27 incumbents were defeated -- 10 Democratic and 17 Republican.
|2012 United States House General Election Results|
|Party||Total Winners||Incumbent Winners||Defeated Incumbents||Incumbent Re-Election Rate**||Non-Incumbent Winners|
|**Note: The incumbent re-election rate is calculated by dividing the total incumbents winners by the total incumbents who appeared on the general election ballot.|
- Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: Wyoming Congressional Seats
- November 6, 2012 election results
- United States Congressional election results, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections in Wyoming, 2012
- Wyoming elections, 2012
- National contested primary average during the 2012 U.S. congressional elections