United States Senate elections in Michigan, 2012

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2012 U.S. Senate Elections in Michigan

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November 6 Election Winner:
Debbie Stabenow Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Debbie Stabenow Democratic Party
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Cook Political Report Race Rating
     Likely D (Prior to election)

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2012 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in Michigan 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 15, 2012. The primary elections will be held on August 7, 2012.

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

Candidates

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican primary

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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: [5]

     Solid Democratic
     Likely Democratic
     Lean Democratic

     Tossup

     Lean Republican
     Likely Republican
     Solid Republican

Cook Political Report Race Rating -- Michigan Senate
Month Rating
March 22, 2012[6]     
March 1, 2012[7]     
January 26, 2012[8]     
December 22, 2011[9]     
December 1, 2011[10]     

Election history

2008

On November 4, 2008, Carl Levin won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Jack Hoogendyk, Jr. (R), Scotty Boman (L), Harley G. Mikkelson (G), Michael N. Nikitin (U.S. Taxpayers Party), and Doug Dern (Natural Law) in the general election.[11]

U.S. Senate General Election, Michigan, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarl Levin Incumbent 62.7% 3,038,386
     Republican Jack Hoogendyk, Jr. 33.8% 1,641,070
     Libertarian Scotty Boman 1.6% 76,347
     Green Harley G. Mikkelson 0.9% 43,440
     U.S. Taxpayers Party Michael N. Nikitin 0.6% 30,827
     Natural Law Doug Dern 0.4% 18,550
Total Votes 4,848,620

2006

On November 7, 2006, Debbie Stabenow won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Michael Bouchard (R), Leonard Schwartz (L), David Sole (G), W. Dennis FitzSimons (U.S. Taxpayers Party), Bret McAtee (Write-In) in the general election.[12]

U.S. Senate General Election, Michigan, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDebbie Stabenow Incumbent 56.9% 2,151,278
     Republican Michael Bouchard 41.3% 1,559,597
     Libertarian Leonard Schwartz 0.7% 27,012
     Green David Sole 0.6% 23,890
     U.S. Taxpayers W. Dennis FitzSimons 0.5% 18,341
     Write-In Bret McAtee 0% 24
Total Votes 3,780,142

See also

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