Wyoming's At-Large Congressional District elections, 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
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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.

Partisan breakdown

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


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

Election results

General Election

U.S. House, Wyoming At-Large District General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCynthia Lummis Incumbent 69% 166,452
     Democratic Chris Henrichsen 23.9% 57,573
     Libertarian Richard Brubaker 3.5% 8,442
     Constitution Daniel Clyde Cummings 2.1% 4,963
     Country Don Willis 1.6% 3,775
Total Votes 241,205
Source: Wyoming Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Impact of Redistricting

Registration statistics

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[6]
Congressional District District Total Democrats Republicans Other & Unaffiliated Advantage Party Advantage Change in Advantage from 2010
District 1 215,113 46,862 144,440 23,811 Republican 208.22% 39.80%
"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

See also: Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index

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).[7]

Campaign contributions

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.

Cynthia Lummis

Cynthia Lummis Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]June 10, 2012$182,417.12$74,205.00$(24,472.40)$232,149.72
July Quarterly[9]July 12, 2012$232,149.72$130,828.31$(104,642.36)$258,335.67
Running totals

District history

Candidate ballot access
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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.[10]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Wyoming, At-large Congressional District, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCynthia M. Lummis Incumbent 70.4% 131,661
     Democratic David Wendt 24.5% 45,768
     Libertarian John V. Love 4.9% 9,253
     Write-in Unnamed 0.2% 287
Total Votes 186,969

See also