United States Senate elections in Florida, 2012

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2012 U.S. Senate Elections in Florida

November 6 Election Winner:
Bill Nelson Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Bill Nelson Democratic Party
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Cook Political Report Race Rating
     Lean D (Prior to election)

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2012 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in Florida will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the November 6, 2012 elections.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run is May 7, 2012. The primary elections will be held on August 14, 2012.

The election will fill the Class 1 Senate seat, which is currently held by Bill Nelson (D). First elected in 2000, Nelson is running for re-election in 2012.

Candidates

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican primary

Race rating

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: [8]

     Solid Democratic
     Likely Democratic
     Lean Democratic

     Tossup

     Lean Republican
     Likely Republican
     Solid Republican

Cook Political Report Race Rating -- Florida Senate
Month Rating
March 1, 2012[9]     
January 26, 2012[10]     
December 22, 2011[11]     
December 1, 2011[12]     

Election history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Marco Rubio won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Kendrick B. Meek (D), Alexander Andrew Snitker (L), Bernie DeCastro (I), Charlie Crist (I), Sue Askeland (I), Rick Tyler (I), Lewis Jerome Armstrong (I), Bobbbie Bean (I), Bruce Ray Riggs (I), Piotr Blass (I), Richard Lock (I), Belinda Gail Quarterman-Noah (I), Geroge Drake (I), Robert Monroe (I), Howard Knepper (I), and Carol Ann Joyce LaRose (I) in the general election.[13]

U.S. Senate, Florida General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican 48.9% 2,645,743
     Democratic Kendrick B. Meek 20.2% 1,092,936
     Libertarian Alexander Andrew Snitker 0.5% 24,850
     Constitution Party of Florida Bernie DeCastra 0.1% 4,792
     Independent Charlie Crist 29.7% 1,607,549
     Independent Sue Askeland 0.3% 15,340
     Independent Rick Tyler 0.1% 7,397
     Independent Lewis Jerome Armstrong 0.1% 4,443
     Independent Bobbie Bean 0.1% 4,301
     Independent Bruce Ray Riggs 0.1% 3,647
     Independent Piotr Blass 0% 47
     Independent Richard Lock 0% 18
     Independent Belinda Gail Quarterman-Noah 0% 18
     Independent George Drake 0% 13
     Independent Robert Monroe 0% 6
     Independent Howard Knepper 0% 4
     Independent Carol Ann Joyce LaRosa 0% 2
Total Votes 5,411,106

2006

On November 7, 2006, Bill Nelson won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Katherine Harris (R), Belinda Noah (I), Brian Moore (I), Floyd Ray Frazier (I), Roy Tanner, Lawrence Scott (I) and Bernard Senter (I) in the general election.[14]

U.S. Senate General Election, Florida, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Nelson Incumbent 60.4% 2,890,548
     Republican Katherine Harris 38.2% 1,826,127
     Independent Belinda Noah 0.3% 16,628
     Independent Brian Moore 0.4% 19,695
     Independent Floyd Ray Frazier 0.3% 16,628
     Independent Roy Tanner 0.3% 15,562
     Independent Lawrence Scott 0% 78
     Independent Bernard Senter 0% 16
Total Votes 4,785,282

See also

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