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Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: Wyoming Congressional Seats

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November 1, 2012

By Ballotpedia's Congressional team

Wyoming’s Congressional Elections in 2012
U.S. Senate Election? U.S. House seats Possible competitive races?
Yes 1 0

CHEYENNE: Wyoming: There is one U.S. House seat and one U.S. Senate seat on the ballot in Wyoming in 2012. Heading into general election on November 6, 2012, 100% of the congressional races are contested, meaning there are at least two candidates running in each of the two races. Incumbent representative Cynthia Lummis (R) is running for re-election to the House.

In Wyoming, all polling places are open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Mountain Time on Election Day.[1]See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times (2012)

U.S. Senate

Incumbent U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R) is running for re-election in 2012. He faces Democrat Tim Chesnut on November 6, 2012. Joel Otto is running as a country candidate.[2] The race is not considered competitive and is listed as Solid Republican according to a Cook Political Report Race Rating from October 4, 2012. Barrasso is expected to coast to re-election.[3]

State General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
Wyoming Class 1 Senate seat Democratic Party Tim Chesnut
Republican PartyJohn Barrasso
Independent Joel Otto
John Barrasso Pending Pending

U.S. House

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party holds the at-large seat from Wyoming. Neither of the two possible major party primaries (2 parties, 1 seats) was contested (0%), well below the national average.

Incumbent Republican Cynthia Lummis will face Democratic challenger Chris Henrichsen, Libertarian Richard Brubaker, Constitution candidate Daniel Clyde Cummings, and Country candidate Don Willis in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4] According to the Cook Political Report Race Rating from October 30, 2012, this race is not competitive and is listed as Solid Republican.[5]

Here is a complete list of U.S. House candidates appearing on the general election ballot in Wyoming:

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 Pending Pending
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

Wyoming has one at-large district.


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