- Incumbent Democrat Annazette Collins and activist Patricia Van Pelt Watkins faced-off in a heated primary battle for Senate District 5, with Watkins ultimately emerging victorious. They first met in the February 2011 primary election to replace Rickey Hendon Incumbent Collins was defeated, 10,081 - 8,761.
- District 62: This suburban swing district was closely contested by incumbent Sandy Cole (R) and challenger Sam Yingling (D), with Yingling ultimately winning election.
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