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United States House of Representatives elections in Wyoming, 2012
See the full article here: Wyoming's At-large Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
August 21, 2012
|Candidate Filing Deadline||Primary Election||General Election|
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.
- 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.
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|
Wyoming tied with Vermont for having the least competitive congressional primaries in 2012, with 0% of major party primaries having been contested (0 out of 2). The national average was 54.31%.
Wyoming's one U.S. House incumbent sought re-election in 2012. He did not face a challenger in the primary. Nationwide, 200 out of the 386 incumbents seeking re-election faced a primary challenger (51.81%).
Margin of victory for winners
There was a total of 1 seat up for election in 2012 in Wyoming. The following table shows the margin of victory for each district winner, which is calculated by examining the percentage difference between the top-two vote getters. If the race was uncontested, the margin of victory is listed as 100%.
|District||Winner||Margin of Victory||Total Vote||Top Opponent|
|Wyoming, At-Large, District||Cynthia Lummis||45.1%||241,205||Chris Henrichsen|
General election candidates
|District||General Election Candidates||Incumbent||2012 Winner||Partisan Switch?|
|At-large|| Chris Henrichsen
Daniel Clyde Cummings
|Cynthia Lummis||Cynthia Lummis||No|
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General election candidates
August 21, 2012, primary results
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, Wyoming"
- Wyoming Secretary of State, "2012 Election Calendar," accessed July 27, 2012
- , "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Wyoming," September 2012
- Wyoming Elections Division "2012 Primary Candidate Roster," accessed June 1, 2012
- Laramie Boomerang "Brubaker challenges Lummis," June 19, 2012
- WY SOS "Candidate List" accessed September 19, 2012