Vermont's At-Large Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
August 28, 2012
|Candidate Filing Deadline||Primary Election||General Election|
Primary: Vermont has an open primary system, in which any registered voter can choose which party's primary to vote in, without having to be a member of that party.
Voter registration: Voters were required to register to vote in the primary by August 22, 2012. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 31, 2012.
- See also: Vermont elections, 2012
Incumbent: The incumbent heading into the election was Peter Welch (D), who was first elected in 2006.
Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party held the one Congressional seat from Vermont.
|Members of the U.S. House from Vermont -- Partisan Breakdown|
|Party||As of November 2012||After the 2012 Election|
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General election candidates
August 28, 2012, primary results
|U.S. House, Vermont At-Large District General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Peter Welch Incumbent||72%||208,600|
|Source: Vermont Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Cook Political Report's PVI
In 2012, Cook Political Report released its updated figures on the Partisan Voter Index, which measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. Vermont's At-large Congressional District has a PVI of D+13, which is the 80th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by Barack Obama (D), 69-31 percent over John McCain (R). In 2004, John Kerry (D) won the district 60-40 percent over George W. Bush (R).
Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are candidate reports.
|Peter Welch Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||June 12, 2012||$1,175,458.40||$96,520.00||$(66,326.38)||$1,205,652.02|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2012||$1,205,652.02||$136,622.10||$(92,491.89)||$1,249,782.23|
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On November 2, 2010, Peter Welch won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Paul D. Beaudry (R), Gus Jaccaci (I), Jane Newton (Socialist), and a write-in.
- ABC News, "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012
- Vermont Elections "Register to Vote," Accessed July 27, 2012
- Vermont Elections & Campaign Finance Division "Draft candidate list for August 28 primary," accessed June 18, 2012
- Cook Political Report "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" Accessed October 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Welch for Congress April Quarterly," Accessed July 13, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Welch for Congress July Quarterly," Accessed July 20, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"