Pennsylvania down ballot state executive elections, 2012

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Two down ballot state executive positions are up for election in the state of Pennsylvania in 2012.

The primary was held on April 24, 2012 with the general election on November 6, 2012.

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The Pennsylvania Auditor General election was held on November 6, 2012. The primary took place on May 8, 2012. Incumbent Jack Wagner (D) is term-limited and could not seek re-election. He was first elected in 2004. State representatives Eugene DePasquale (D) and John Maher (R) faced off in the general election along with third party candidate Betsy Summers, which was won by DePasquale.[1]

November 6 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Eugene DePasqualeGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Maher
Constitution Party Alan Goodrich (Constitution Party) (withdrawn)[2]
Libertarian Party Betsy Summers (Libertarian)
Pennsylvania Auditor General General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEugene DePasquale 49.7% 2,729,565
     Republican John Maher 46.4% 2,548,767
     Libertarian Betsy Summers 3.8% 210,786
Total Votes 5,489,118
Election Results via Pennsylvania Department of State.

Primary

Democratic Party April 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party April 24 GOP primary candidates:
Pennsylvania Auditor - Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Maher 66% 453,343
Frank Pinto 34% 233,372
Total Votes 686,715


Former candidates

  • Anne Duke (R) had initially announced her intention to run for the office, but she withdrew from the race on January 13, 2012[3]
  • Devon Cade (D) was expected to run but did not make the ballot[4]

The Pennsylvania Treasurer election was held on November 6, 2012. The primary took place on April 24, 2012. Incumbent Rob McCord (D) won re-election.[5] He was first elected in 2008.

November 6 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Rob McCord IncumbentGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Diana Irey Vaughan
Libertarian Party Patricia Fryman
Pennsylvania Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRob McCord Incumbent 52.5% 2,872,344
     Republican Diana Irey Vaughan 44% 2,405,654
     Libertarian Patricia Fryman 3.5% 190,406
Total Votes 5,468,404
Election Results via Pennsylvania Department of State.

Primary

Only one candidate filed to run for the Democratic and Republican nominations, automatically making it to the general election.

Democratic Party April 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party April 24 GOP primary candidates:

General Election

Auditor

Eugene DePasquale vs. John Maher
Poll Eugene DePasquale (D) John Maher (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Poll
July 21-21, 2012]
36%34%31%+/-3.56758
Public Policy Poll
May 17-20, 2012]
35%34%31%+/-3.8671
Susquehanna Research/Tribune-Review Poll
(October 29-31, 2012)
37%36%25%+/-3.46800
AVERAGES 36% 34.67% 29% +/-3.61 743
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

Treasurer

Rob McCord vs. Diana Irey-Vaughan
Poll Rob McCord (D) Diana Irey-Vaughan (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Poll
July 21-21, 2012]
37%33%30%+/-3.56758
Public Policy Poll
May 17-20, 2012]
35%34%31%+/-3.8671
Susquehanna Research/Tribune-Review Poll
(October 29-31, 2012)
39%37%23%+/-3.46800
AVERAGES 37% 34.67% 28% +/-3.61 743
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

Deadline Event
Feb 14 Signature filing deadline
Feb 21 Deadline to file objections to nomination petitions
Feb 29 Deadline for candidates to withdraw
March 26 Last day to register to vote for primary
April 17 Last day to apply for civilian absentee ballot
April 24 Primary election
Oct 9 Last day to register to vote before the general election
Nov 6 General election

See also

Pennsylvania

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