United States Senate elections, 2012

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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

Election Date
November 6, 2012

Election Results

U.S. Senate Elections by State
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Elections Information
Election DatesVoting in Primaries
Voting on November 6, 2012
Poll Opening and Closing Times
Elections to the U.S. Senate will be held on November 6, 2012. A total of 33 of the 100 seats will be up for election. Additionally, there could be special elections to fill vacancies that occur in the 112th United States Congress.

Partisan breakdown

U.S. Senate Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 51 53
     Republican Party 47 45
     Independent 2 2
Total 100 100

The 33 Class 1 U.S. Senate seats will be up for election. Of those 33 seats, 23 are currently held by Democrats and 10 by Republican senators.

Thus, Democrats need to win 21 seats to retain their majority while the GOP needs to win 14 seats to win back the chamber.

Primary

This map displays the month of each
Congressional primary in 2012
NevadaMassachusettsColoradoNew MexicoWyomingArizonaMontanaCaliforniaOregonWashingtonIdahoTexasOklahomaKansasNebraskaSouth DakotaNorth DakotaMinnesotaIowaMissouriArkansasLouisianaMississippiAlabamaGeorgiaFloridaSouth CarolinaIllinoisWisconsinTennesseeNorth CarolinaIndianaOhioKentuckyPennsylvaniaNew JerseyNewVermontVermontNew HampshireMaineWest VirginiaVirginiaMarylandMarylandConnecticutConnecticutDelawareDelawareRhode IslandRhode IslandMassachusettsNew HampshireMichiganMichiganAlaskaCong primaries colored by month12.png

March

  • Ohio, March 6
  • Alabama, March 13
  • Mississippi, March 13
  • Illinois, March 20

April

  • Maryland, April 3
  • Pennsylvania, April 24

May

  • Indiana, May 8
  • North Carolina, May 8
  • West Virginia, May 8
  • Idaho, May 15
  • Nebraska, May 15
  • Oregon, May 15
  • Arkansas, May 22
  • Kentucky, May 22
  • Texas, May 29

June

  • California, June 5
  • Iowa, June 5
  • Montana, June 5
  • New Jersey, June 5
  • New Mexico, June 5
  • South Dakota, June 5
  • Maine, June 12
  • Nevada, June 12
  • North Dakota, June 12
  • South Carolina, June 12
  • Virginia, June 12
  • Oklahoma, June 26
  • New York, June 26
  • Utah, June 26
  • Colorado, June 26

July

  • Georgia, July 31

August

  • Tennessee, August 2
  • Kansas, August 7
  • Michigan, August 7
  • Missouri, August 7
  • Washington, August 7
  • Hawaii, August 11
  • Connecticut, August 14
  • Florida, August 14
  • Minnesota, August 14
  • Wyoming, August 21
  • Alaska, August 28
  • Arizona, August 28
  • Vermont, August 28

September

  • Massachusetts, September 6
  • Delaware, September 11
  • New Hampshire, September 11
  • Rhode Island, September 11

State-by-state breakdown

The following table displays the 33 seats up for election, and will include the eventual November winner.

United States Senate Elections Results in 2012
State Incumbent Incumbent Party Incumbent Running? 2012 Winner Partisan switch?
Arizona Jon Kyl Ends.png Republican No Republican Party Jeff Flake No
California Dianne Feinstein Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Democratic Party Dianne Feinstein No
Connecticut Joe Lieberman Grey.png Nonpartisan No Democratic Party Chris Murphy Yes
Delaware Tom Carper Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Democratic Party Tom Carper No
Florida Bill Nelson Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Democratic Party Bill Nelson No
Hawaii Daniel Akaka Electiondot.png Democratic No Democratic Party Mazie Hirono No
Indiana Richard Lugar Ends.png Republican Yes Democratic Party Joe Donnelly Yes
Maine Olympia Snowe Ends.png Republican Yes Independent Angus King (I) Yes
Maryland Ben Cardin Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Democratic Party Ben Cardin No
Massachusetts Scott Brown Ends.png Republican Yes Democratic Party Elizabeth Warren Yes
Michigan Debbie Stabenow Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Democratic Party Debbie Stabenow No
Minnesota Amy Klobuchar Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Democratic Party Amy Klobuchar No
Mississippi Roger Wicker Ends.png Republican Yes Republican Party Roger Wicker No
Missouri Claire McCaskill Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Democratic Party Claire McCaskill No
Montana Jon Tester Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Democratic Party Jon Tester No
Nebraska Ben Nelson Electiondot.png Democratic No Republican Party Deb Fischer Yes
Nevada Dean Heller Ends.png Republican Yes Republican Party Dean Heller No
New Jersey Bob Menendez Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Democratic Party Bob Menendez No
New Mexico Jeff Bingaman Electiondot.png Democratic No Democratic Party Martin Heinrich No
New York Kirsten Gillibrand Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Democratic Party Kirsten Gillibrand No
North Dakota Kent Conrad Electiondot.png Democratic No Democratic Party Heidi Heitkamp No
Ohio Sherrod Brown Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Democratic Party Sherrod Brown No
Pennsylvania Bob Casey Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Democratic Party Bob Casey Jr. No
Rhode Island Sheldon Whitehouse Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Democratic Party Sheldon Whitehouse No
Tennessee Bob Corker Ends.png Republican Yes Republican Party Bob Corker No
Texas Kay Bailey Hutchison Ends.png Republican No Republican Party Ted Cruz No
Utah Orrin Hatch Ends.png Republican Yes Republican Party Orrin Hatch No
Vermont Bernie Sanders Grey.png Nonpartisan Yes Independent Bernie Sanders No
Virginia Jim Webb Electiondot.png Democratic No Democratic Party Tim Kaine No
Washington Maria Cantwell Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Democratic Party Maria Cantwell No
West Virginia Joe Manchin Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Democratic Party Joe Manchin No
Wisconsin Herb Kohl Electiondot.png Democratic No Democratic Party Tammy Baldwin No
Wyoming John Barrasso Ends.png Republican Yes Republican Party John Barrasso No

The table will be updated once election results have been reported on November 6.

Retiring incumbents

As of Monday, September 15, 2014, Ballotpedia staff have counted 0 total current incumbents who are not running for re-election in the 2012 elections.

  • Democratic Party 0 Democrats
  • Republican Party 0 Republicans
  • Independent 0 Republicans

No officials have been added to this category yet.

Race ratings

Cook Political Report

Each month the Cook Political Report releases race ratings for President, U.S. Senate, U.S. House (competitive only) and Governors. There are seven possible designations: [1]

     Solid Democratic
     Likely Democratic
     Lean Democratic

     Tossup

     Lean Republican
     Likely Republican
     Solid Republican

Cook Political Report Race Rating -- U.S. Senate
Month Solid D Likely D Lean D Tossup Lean R Likely R Solid R
March 22, 2012[2] 8 4 3 10 0 3 5
March 1, 2012[3] 8 4 3 10 0 3 5
January 26, 2012[4] 8 4 3 9 0 4 5
December 22, 2011[5] 8 5 2 10 0 3 5
December 1, 2011[6] 8 5 2 10 0 4 4

Changes by month

March 2012
  • From January 26, 2012, to March 1, 2012, Cook's race ratings changed in the following state:
    • Maine went from Likely Republican to Tossup.
January 2012
  • From December 22, 2011, to January 26, 2012, Cook's race ratings changed in the following states:
    • Michigan went from Likely Democratic to Lean Democratic.
    • Nebraska went from Tossup to Likely Republican.
December 2011
  • From December 1, 2011, to December 22, 2011, Cook's race ratings changed in the following state:
    • Texas went from Likely Republican to Strong Republican.

Sabato Crystal Ball

Each month the Crystal Ball releases race ratings for President, U.S. Senate, U.S. House (competitive only) and Governors. There are seven possible designations: [7]

     Solid Democratic
     Likely Democratic
     Lean Democratic

     Tossup

     Lean Republican
     Likely Republican
     Solid Republican

Sabato's Crystal Ball Race Rating -- U.S. Senate
Month Solid D Likely D Lean D Tossup Lean R Likely R Solid R
April 5, 2012[8] 8 5 3 8 2 2 5
December 1, 2011[9] 8 5 2 8 2 3 5

Candidates

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The tabs to the right display the candidates that have declared an intention to run in the 2012 elections. Once official lists are released by each state, the names will be finalized.

Races where the incumbent prior to the election is a Democrat (or caucuses with the Democratic Party)

United States Senate elections in California, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party Dianne Feinstein Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Elizabeth Emken

June 5, 2012, primary results

Note: Due to California's recently adopted Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act, all candidates competed in one primary. The two who received the most votes moved on to the general election, regardless of any party affiliation.
Note: The following candidates withdrew prior to the primary: Keith Holbrook, Tim Kalemkarian, and Michael Stollaire

United States Senate elections in Connecticut, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party Working Families Party Chris Murphy Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Independent Linda McMahon
Libertarian Party Paul Passarelli


Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican primary

Working Families Party Working Families Party

Libertarian Party Libertarian Party

Independent Independent candidate

United States Senate elections in Delaware, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic PartyTom CarperGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kevin Wade
Independent Alexander Pires
Green Party Andrew Richard Groff


September 11, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican primary

Independent Independent candidates

Green Party Green Party candidates

United States Senate elections in Florida, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party Bill Nelson IncumbentGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Connie Mack
Independent Bill Gaylor:[29]
Independent Chris Borgia:[29]
Independent Robert Monroe:[29]
Independent Lawrence Sidney Scott:[29]
Independent Piotr Blass:[29]
Independent Naomi Craine:[29]
Independent Lionel Long:[29]

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican primary

Note: George LeMieux and Deon Long initially filed but did not appear on the list of primary candidates.[29]

Independent No Party Affiliation

Note: Bill Fisher Jr. withdrew from the race on February 29, 2012.[34]

Note: Ron McNeil initially filed but did not appear on the list of primary candidates.[29]

United States Senate elections in Hawaii, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party Mazie Hirono Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Linda Lingle
Green Party James Brewer, Jr.
Independent Heath Beasley
Independent Paul Manner

August 11, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Note: Steve Tataii initially filed to run, but his name failed to appear on the certified list of primary candidates.[37]

Republican Party Republican Primary

Green Party Green Party candidate

Independent Independent candidates

United States Senate elections in Maryland, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party Ben CardinGreen check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Lih Young (Write-in)
Republican Party Dan Bongino
Republican Party Mary Podlesak (Write-in)
Libertarian Party Dean Ahmad
Independent Brandy Baker
Independent Rob Sobhani
Independent Ed Tinus


April 3, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic primary

Republican Party Republican primary

Independent Third party candidates

Note: Eric Wargotz originally indicated interest in running, but eventually announced that he would not run.[51]

United States Senate elections in Michigan, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party Debbie Stabenow Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Pete Hoekstra
Libertarian Party Scotty Boman
Green Party Harley Mikkelson
Independent Richard Matkin (UST)
Independent John Litle (NLP)


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Note: The following candidates withdrew prior to the primary:[53] Chad Dewey[54], Scott Boman[55], Chuck Marino[56], and Rick Wilson[56] Peter Konetchy initially appeared on the official candidate list, but was later disqualified.[57]

United States Senate elections in Minnesota, 2012

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.
General election candidates

Democratic Party Amy KlobucharGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kurt Bills
Independence Party of America Stephen Williams
Green Party Timothy Davis
Independent Michael Cavlan


Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican primary

Independence Party of America Independence primary

Green Party Grassroots candidate

Independent Minnesota Open Progressives candidate

United States Senate elections in Missouri, 2012

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Claire McCaskill Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Todd Akin
Libertarian Party Jonathan Dine


Democratic Party Democratic Candidate

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Candidate

United States Senate elections in Montana, 2012

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jon TesterGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Denny Rehberg
Libertarian Party Dan Cox


According to the website Daily Kos, this race was one of nine top-ballot 2012 races that contained Libertarian candidates who received more total votes than was the difference between the Democratic winner and the GOP runner-up. In this case, Dan Cox took in over 12,500 more votes than the number that separated Tester and Rehberg.[70]

May 8, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic primary

Republican Party Republican primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian primary

Note: Jerry McConnell initially appeared on the official candidate list, but later withdrew.

United States Senate elections in Nebraska, 2012

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Bob Kerrey
Republican Party Deb Fischer Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Russell Anderson


Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Note: Chuck Hassebrook withdrew from the primary on March 8, 2012

Republican Party Republican primary

Independent Third party

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Working Families Party Independence Party of America Kirsten Gillibrand Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Conservative Party Wendy Long
Libertarian Party Chris Edes
Green Party Colia Clark
Independent John Mangelli (Common Sense Party)
Independent Scott Noren (Write-in)


June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrawn:

Republican Party Republican primary

Conservative Party Conservative primary

Working Families Party Working Families primary

Independence Party of America Independence primary

Green Party Green party primary

United States Senate elections in North Dakota, 2012

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Heidi HeitkampGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Rick Berg

June 12, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrawn

Republican Party Republican primary

United States Senate elections in Ohio, 2012

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Sherrod Brown IncumbentGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Josh Mandel
Libertarian Party John Fockler Jr.
Green Party Joseph DeMare
Independent Rusty Bliss (Write-in)
Independent Scott Rupert


March 6, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic primary

Republican Party Republican primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Party primary

Green Party Green Party primary

Independent Write-in candidate

United States Senate elections in Pennsylvania, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party Bob Casey, Jr. Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tom Smith
Libertarian Party Rayburn Smith


April 24, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic primary

Republican Party Republican primary

Withdrawn:

United States Senate elections in Rhode Island, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party Sheldon Whitehouse Green check mark transparent.png Incumbent
Republican Party Barry Hinckley
Independent Todd Giroux
Independent Dany LaPorte
Independent Christopher D. Reynolds
Independent David J. Slavin
Independent Gregory Raposa (Vigilant Fox Party)

United States Senate elections in Vermont, 2012

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

General election candidates

IndependentBernie Sanders Green check mark transparent.png
Republican PartyJohn MacGovern
IndependentCris Ericson
IndependentLaurel LaFramboise
IndependentPeter Moss
IndependentPete Diamondstone


August 28, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Third party candidates

United States Senate elections in Virginia, 2012

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Tim Kaine Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party George Allen


May 8, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrawn:

Republican Party Republican primary

Withdrawn:

United States Senate elections in Washington, 2012

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Maria Cantwell Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michael Baumgartner


August 7, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Republican Party Republican candidates

Independent Third party candidates

United States Senate elections in West Virginia, 2012

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Joe Manchin Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Raese
Independent Bob Henry Baber


May 8, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic primary

Republican Party Republican primary

Independent Mountain Party

United States Senate elections in Wisconsin, 2012

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

General election candidates

Democratic PartyTammy Baldwin Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tommy Thompson
Independent Nimrod Allen III
Libertarian Party Joseph Kexel


August 14, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican primary

Note: John Schiess did not gather enough signatures to earn a spot on the primary ballot[109]

Independent Independent candidates

Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate

Races where the incumbent prior to the election is a Republican

United States Senate elections in Arizona, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic PartyRichard Carmona
Republican PartyJeff Flake Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian PartyMarc Victor
IndependentIan Gilyeat


August 28, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Note: Don Bivens and David Ruben withdrew before the primary.[111]

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Third Party candidates

United States Senate elections in Indiana, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party Joe DonnellyGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Richard Mourdock
Libertarian Party Andy Horning
Independent James Johnson Jr.
Independent Amy Willis

According to the website Daily Kos, this race was one of nine top-ballot 2012 races that contained Libertarian candidates who received more total votes than was the difference between the Democratic winner and the GOP runner-up. In this case, Andy Horning took in over 4,800 more votes than the number that separated Donnelly and Mourdock.[116]


May 8, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian party

Independent Independent candidates

United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party Cynthia Dill
Republican Party Charles Summers
Libertarian Party Andrew Ian Dodge
Independent Angus KingGreen check mark transparent.png
Independent Danny Francis Dalton
Independent Stephen Woods


June 12, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrawn:

Republican PartyRepublican primary

IndependentThird party

Note: Aaron Marston initially filed but did not appear on the official list of candidates.[131]

United States Senate elections in Massachusetts, 2012

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Elizabeth WarrenGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Scott Brown Incumbent
Independent Bill Cimbrelo

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Note: Eno Mondesir initially filed but did not appear on the official candidate list.[133]
Note: Herb Robinson is now running for U.S. House[134]. Marisa DeFranco did not win enough votes at the Democratic state convention to earn a spot on the primary ballot.[135]

Republican Party Republican primary

Independent Independent candidate

United States Senate elections in Mississippi, 2012

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.
General election candidates

Democratic Party Albert N. Gore
Republican Party Roger Wicker IncumbentGreen check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Thomas Cramer
Reform Party Shawn O'Hara


March 6, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican primary

Constitution Party Constitution Primary

Reform Party Reform Primary

United States Senate elections in Nevada, 2012

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Shelley Berkley
Republican Party Dean Heller Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada David Lory VanderBeek


June 12, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic primary

Republican Party Republican primary

Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada Independent American Party

United States Senate elections in Tennessee, 2012

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.
General election candidates

August 2, 2012, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate

Independent Independent candidates

United States Senate elections in Texas, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic PartyPaul Sadler
Republican PartyTed CruzGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian PartyJohn Jay Myers
Green PartyDavid Collins


July 31, 2012, primary runoff

Democratic Party Democratic candidates


Republican Party Republican candidates


May 29, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Green Party Green Party Convention

Independent Independent candidates

United States Senate elections in Utah, 2012

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

General election candidates

Democratic PartyScott Howell
Republican PartyOrrin HatchGreen check mark transparent.png
Constitution PartyShaun McCausland
IndependentBill Barron
IndependentDaniel Geery

Democratic Party Democratic convention candidates

Republican Party Republican primary

Note: the following candidates were defeated in the Republican convention: Kevin Fisk, Dale Ash, Loy Arlan Brunson, Tim Aalders, Jeremy Friedbaum, Christopher Herrod, William Lawrence, and David Chiu.

IndependentThird party

United States Senate elections in Wyoming, 2012

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

General election candidates

Democratic PartyTim Chesnut
Republican PartyJohn Barrasso Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Joel Otto

August 21, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

IndependentThird Party

See also

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