Robert Poole

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Robert Poole
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Missouri
Robert Poole was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Missouri. Poole was defeated by Todd Akin in the Republican primary on August 7, 2012.[1]



See also: United States Senate elections in Missouri, 2012

Poole ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Missouri. He ran against Rep. Todd Akin, Sarah Steelman, Jerry Beck, Mark Memoly, John Brunner, Hector Maldonado, and Mark Lodes in the August 7, 2012, Republican primary. Poole was defeated by Todd Akin in the Republican primary.[2]

The University of Virginia's Center for Politics published an article called Sabato's Crystal Ball on March 22, 2012, detailing the eight races in the Senate in 2012 that will decide the political fate of which party will end up with control in 2013.[3] The seat rated a toss-up that the Sabato's Crystal Ball believes is 3rd most likely to end up Republican is the Senate seat in Missouri. The article notes incumbent freshman senator Claire McCaskill (D) is vulnerable in the Republican leaning state.[3] While it still remains a toss up as to who McCaskill's competitor will end up being in the general election, challengers U.S. Representative Todd Akin, former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman and businessman John Brunner all present a significant challenge to the vulnerable incumbent.

Primary results

The primary took place on August 7, 2012.[4]

US Senate - Missouri Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Akin 36% 217,468
John G. Brunner 30% 180,821
Sarah Steelman 29.2% 176,189
Jerry Beck 1.6% 9,791
Hector Maldonado 1.2% 7,412
Robert (Bob) Poole 1% 6,097
Mark Memoly 0.5% 3,200
Mark Patrick Lodes 0.4% 2,282
Total Votes 603,260

Campaign donors


No campaign donor information is available.[5]

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