Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Review Articles: Vermont Congressional Seats
By Ballotpedia's Congressional team
MADISON, Wisconsin: Vermont had one U.S. House seat and one U.S. Senate seat on the ballot in 2012. Both incumbents sought re-election and were victorious on November 6, 2012. Democrat Bernie Sanders was re-elected to the Senate, defeating Republican John MacGovern.
Here are the candidates who won election from Vermont.
|District||General Election Candidates||Incumbent||2012 Winner||Partisan Switch?|
|At-large|| Peter Welch
|Peter Welch||Peter Welch||No|
|Members of the U.S. House from Vermont -- Partisan Breakdown|
|Party||As of November 2012||After the 2012 Election|
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.|
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- Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: Vermont Congressional Seats
- Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: Vermont State Executive Officials
- Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: Vermont State Legislature
- United States Congressional election results, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections in Vermont, 2012
- United States Senate elections in Vermont, 2012
- National contested primary average during the 2012 U.S. congressional elections