Wyoming's At-Large Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
August 21, 2012
|Candidate Filing Deadline||Primary Election||General Election|
Primary: Wyoming has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.
Voter registration: Voters were required to register to vote in the primary by August 6, 2012. For the general election, the registration deadline was October 22, 2012.
- See also: Wyoming elections, 2012
Incumbent: The incumbent heading into the election was Cynthia Lummis (R), who was first elected in 2008. She was re-elected on November 6, 2012.
Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the one Congressional seat from Wyoming.
|Members of the U.S. House from Wyoming -- Partisan Breakdown|
|Party||As of November 2012||After the 2012 Election|
General election candidates
August 21, 2012, primary results
|U.S. House, Wyoming At-Large District General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Cynthia Lummis Incumbent||69%||166,452|
|Constitution||Daniel Clyde Cummings||2.1%||4,963|
|Source: Wyoming Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Impact of Redistricting
As of October 30, 2012, the At-Large District had the following partisan registration breakdown according to the Wyoming Secretary of State:
|Wyoming Congressional At-Large District|
|Congressional District||District Total||Democrats||Republicans||Other & Unaffiliated||Advantage||Party Advantage||Change in Advantage from 2010|
|"Party advantage" is the percentage gap between the two major parties in registered voters. "Change in advantage" is the spread in difference of party advantage between 2010 and 2012 based on the congressional district number only.|
Cook Political Report's PVI
In 2012, Cook Political Report released its updated figures on the Partisan Voter Index, which measured each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. Wyoming's At-large Congressional District had a PVI of R+20, which was the 22nd most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 67-33 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 70-30 percent over John Kerry (D).
|Cynthia Lummis Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||June 10, 2012||$182,417.12||$74,205.00||$(24,472.40)||$232,149.72|
|July Quarterly||July 12, 2012||$232,149.72||$130,828.31||$(104,642.36)||$258,335.67|
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On November 2, 2010, Cynthia Lummis won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating David Wendt (D), John V. Love (L), and a write-in.
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, Wyoming"
- Wyoming Secretary of State, "2012 Election Calendar," accessed July 27, 2012
- Wyoming Elections Division "2012 Primary Candidate Roster," accessed June 1, 2012
- Laramie Boomerang "Brubaker challenges Lummis," June 19, 2012
- WY SOS "Candidate List" accessed September 19, 2012
- Wyoming Secretary of State, "Voter Registration Totals, 2012," June 1, 2012
- Cook Political Report, "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" accessed October 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Lummis for Congress April Quarterly," accessed July 13, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Lummis for Congress July Quarterly," accessed July 20, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013