United States House of Representatives elections in Wyoming, 2012

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Wyoming's At-Large Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
August 21, 2012

District historyCandidates

November 6 Election Winner:
Cynthia Lummis Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Cynthia Lummis Republican Party
Cynthia Lummis.jpg

Wyoming U.S. House Elections
At-Large District

2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2012 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Wyoming took place on November 6, 2012. Voters elected one candidate to serve in the U.S. House from the state's At-Large Congressional District.

Incumbent Cynthia Lummis (R) won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.[1]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 1, 2012
August 21, 2012
November 6, 2012

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.[2]

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.

Wyoming has a single At-Large Congressional District, which is made up of the entire state.

The state of Wyoming's at-large Congressional district.

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
     Democratic Party 0 0
     Republican Party 1 1
Total 1 1

The Center for Voting and Democracy (Fairvote) projected that Republicans would remain in control of the one congressional seat.[3]

Primary competitiveness

See also: National contested primary average during the 2012 U.S. congressional elections

Wyoming tied with Vermont for having the least competitive congressional primaries in 2012, with 0% of major party primaries having been contested (0 out of 2). The national average was 54.31%.

Wyoming's one U.S. House incumbent sought re-election in 2012. He did not face a challenger in the primary. Nationwide, 200 out of the 386 incumbents seeking re-election faced a primary challenger (51.81%).

Margin of victory for winners

There was a total of 1 seat 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
Wyoming, At-Large, District Republican Party Cynthia Lummis 45.1% 241,205 Chris Henrichsen

General election candidates

District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
At-large Democratic Party Chris Henrichsen
Republican Party Cynthia Lummis
Libertarian Party Richard Brubaker
IndependentDaniel Clyde Cummings
Independent Don Willis
Cynthia Lummis Republican Party Cynthia Lummis No


Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay. General election candidates

Democratic Party Chris Henrichsen
Republican Party Cynthia LummisGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Richard Brubaker
Independent Daniel Clyde Cummings
Independent Don Willis

August 21, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate

IndependentThird Party

See also