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West Virginia state executive official elections, 2012

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Six state executive positions were up for election in 2012 in the state of West Virginia. The primary election was held on May 8, 2012 and the general election took place November 6, 2012.

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Governor

See also: West Virginia gubernatorial election, 2012

Democratic Party Earl Ray Tomblin[1] (Incumbent)Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bill Maloney
Libertarian Party David Moran
Independent Barbara Lynn Spurlock (Write-in)
Independent Frankie Rocchetti (Write-in)
Independent Phil Hudok (Write-in)
Green Party#Mountain Party Jesse Johnson (Mountain Party)

Governor of West Virginia General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEarl Ray Tomblin Incumbent 50.4% 284,758
     Republican Bill Maloney 45.7% 258,376
     Mountain Jesse Johnson 2.6% 14,614
     Libertarian David Moran 1.4% 7,653
Total Votes 565,401
Election Results via West Virginia Secretary of State Election Results Center.


Attorney General

See also: West Virginia attorney general election, 2012

Democratic Party Darrell McGraw (Incumbent)
Republican Party Patrick Morrisey[1] Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of West Virginia General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Darrell McGraw Incumbent 48.8% 267,135
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Morrisey 51.2% 280,695
Total Votes 547,830
Election Results West Virginia Secretary of State Election Results Center.

Secretary of State

See also: West Virginia secretary of state election, 2012

Democratic Party Natalie Tennant[1] (Incumbent)'Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brian Savilla

West Virginia Secretary of State General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNatalie Tennant Incumbent 62.4% 339,235
     Republican Brian Savilla 37.6% 204,440
Total Votes 543,675
Election Results West Virginia Secretary of State Election Results Center.

Treasurer

See also: West Virginia down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Democratic Party John Perdue[1] (Incumbent)Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mike Hall

West Virginia Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Perdue Incumbent 55.3% 295,996
     Republican Mike Hall 44.7% 238,850
Total Votes 534,846
Election Results West Virginia Secretary of State Election Results Center.

Auditor

See also: West Virginia down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Democratic Party Glen Gainer[1] (Incumbent)Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Larry Faircloth

West Virginia State Auditor General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGlen Gainer Incumbent 57.5% 303,240
     Republican Larry Faircloth 42.5% 224,517
Total Votes 527,757
Election Results West Virginia Secretary of State Election Results Center.

Agriculture Commissioner

See also: West Virginia down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Democratic Party Walt Helmick[1]Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kent Leonhardt

West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWalt Helmick 51.5% 268,879
     Republican Kent Leonhardt 48.5% 252,783
Total Votes 521,662
Election Results West Virginia Secretary of State Election Results Center.


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Only three executive races have contested primaries: Governor, Treasurer and Agriculture Commissioner.

Governor

Democratic PartyMay 8 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary candidates:

Treasurer

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary candidates:

Agriculture Commissioner

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary candidates:

Deadline Event
Jan. 9 - Jan. 28 Candidate filing period
Apr. 18 Voter registration for primary election
May 8 Primary election
Oct. 24 Voter registration for general election
Nov. 6 General election

Governor

Earl Ray Tomblin

  • Charleston Gazette[2]
  • Huntington Herald-Dispatch[3]
  • Fairmont Times-West Virginian[4]
  • Morgantown Dominion Post
  • United Mine Workers of America[5]
  • WV Coal Association[6]
  • West Virginia AFL-CIO[7]
  • West Virginia Chamber of Commerce[8]
  • National Rifle Association[9]
  • West Virginia Education Association
  • West Virginia Federation of Teachers
  • West Virginia State Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Teamsters Local 175
  • Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • HuntPAC (Huntington Chamber of Commerce)
  • Communications Workers of America
  • Senior Power PAC
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters Local 476
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters Local 604
  • Professional Fire Fighters of WV
  • West Virginia Sheriffs Association
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • Deputy Sheriffs Association
  • United Steelworkers Local 1190
  • United Steelworkers Local 1223
  • United Steelworkers Local 1238
  • United Steelworkers Local 4195
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 246[10]

Bill Maloney

  • West Virginians for Life Political Action Committee (WVL PAC)[11]

Attorney General

Patrick Morrisey

  • West Virginia Farm Bureau[12]
  • West Virginians for Life PAC (WVL PAC)[13]

Darrell McGraw

  • National Association of Social Workers, West Virginia Chapter (NASW WV)
  • Communications Workers of America
  • West Virginia Education Association
  • WV Sheriff's Association
  • AFT-WV
  • West Virginia AFL-CIO
  • Building and Construction Trades[14]

Secretary of State

Natalie Tennant

Agriculture Commissioner

Kent Leonhardt

  • West Virginia Farm Bureau PAC[17]

Walt Helmick

  • The Charleston Daily Mail[18]
  • Times West Virginian
  • West Virginia Chamber of Commerce[19]
  • West Virginia Hospital Association
  • West Virginia Manufacturers Association
  • West Virginians for Life Political Action Committee (WVFL-PAC)[20]
  • HuntPAC (Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce PAC)[21]

Campaign sites

Governor

Attorney General

Secretary of State

Treasurer

Agriculture Commissioner

Governor

Tomblin v. Maloney for Governor
Poll Earl Ray Tomblin Bill MaloneyUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Charleston Daily Mail by R.L. Repass & Partners
(August 22-25, 2012)
56%35%9%+/-4.9401
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.


Attorney General

McGraw v. Morrisey for Attorney General
Poll Darrell McGraw Patrick MorriseyUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Charleston Daily Mail by R.L. Repass & Partners
(August 22-25, 2012)
57%33%10%+/-4.9401
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.


State Treasurer

Perdue v. Hall for State Treasurer
Poll John Perdue Mike HallUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Charleston Daily Mail by R.L. Repass & Partners
(August 22-25, 2012)
53%34%13%+/-4.9401
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Campaign finance

Republican and Democratic Governors Association

The Republican Governors Association raised $88 million and the Democratic Governors Association collected $23.6 million, according to October filings with the IRS.[22] Both groups poured money into the tossup governor's race in West Virginia.

Attorney General

Race tracking

See also: Ballotpedia Election Racetracking
2012 Race Rankings - West Virginia Attorney General
Race Tracker Race Rating
Governing[23] Leans Democratic

Race ratings

In the October 2012 race ratings conducted by Governing, the race for Attorney General of West Virginia shifted from a toss-up to leaning Democratic.[23] According to the rating, five-term incumbent Darrell McGraw is "a populist and longtime target of business groups, but his familiarity to voters gives him a modest edge against Republican Patrick Morrisey. National Democrats are highly unpopular in the state, but West Virginia Democrats, like McGraw, know how to survive."[23]

See also

West Virginia

External links

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 [West Virginia Secretary of State Election Results Center West Virginia Secretary of State, "Election Results" accessed November 6, 2012]
  2. Charleston Gazette, "Tomblin: Clear choice" accessed August 17, 2012 (dead link)
  3. Huntington Herald-Dispatch, "Editorial: Tomblin is best choice in governor's race" accessed August 17, 2012
  4. Fairmont Times-West Virginia, " Earl Ray Tomblin has the experience needed to continue to lead West Virginia" accessed Auguat 17, 2012 (dead link)
  5. United Mine Workers of America, "UMWA endorses Tomblin for W. Va. Governor" accessed August 17, 2012
  6. West Virginia Coal Association, " West Virginia Coal Association Endorses Earl Ray Tomblin" accessed August 17, 2012
  7. Charleston Gazette, "Tomblin gets labor, NRA support" accessed August 17, 2012 (dead link)
  8. The West Virginia Record, "W.Va. Chamber PAC endorses Tomblin" accessed August 17, 2012
  9. Charleston Daily Mail, "NRA endorses Tomblin in governor race" accessed August 17, 2012
  10. Earl Ray Tomblin, "Endorsements," accessed August 17, 2012
  11. Maloney for West Virginia, "West Virginians for Life Political Action Committee (WVL PAC) Endorsement" accessed August 17, 2012 (timed out)
  12. Patrick Morrsey, "Patrick Morrisey Endorsed by West Virginia Farm Bureau" accessed August 17, 2012
  13. Patrick Morrsey, "Patrick Morrisey Endorsed by West Virginia Farm Bureau" accessed August 17, 2012
  14. Darrell McGraw Facebook Page, "Info" accessed August 17, 2012
  15. http://emilyslist.org/taxonomy/term/645 Emily's List, "EMILY’s List Endorses Natalie Tennant for Governor in West Virginia" accessed August 17, 2012]
  16. ATF West Virginia, "2012 AFT-WV Endorsements for Primary Election" accessed August 17, 2012 (dead link)
  17. Huntington News, "West Virginia Farm Bureau Endorses Kent Leonhardt for Agriculture Commissioner" accessed August 17, 2012
  18. Helmick for West Virginia, "Endorsements," accessed August 10, 2012
  19. PR Newswire, "Walt Helmick Receives Support of State Business Leaders" accessed August 17, 2012
  20. RedOrbit, "Walt Helmick Receives Support of Pro-Life Group" accessed August 17, 2012 (dead link)
  21. Herald Dispatch, "HuntPAC releases endorsement list" accessed August 17, 2012
  22. NPR "Republican Governors Gear Up For Election Gains" accessed October 18, 2012
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Governing, "Attorney General Races: Democrats' Odds Improving" accessed Octobet 19, 2012