United States Senate elections in Mississippi, 2012

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2012 U.S. Senate Elections in Mississippi

CandidatesPollsElection History

November 6 Election Winner:
Roger Wicker Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Roger Wicker Republican Party
Roger Wicker.jpg

Cook Political Report Race Rating
     Solid R (Prior to election)

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2012 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in Mississippi will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the November 6, 2012 elections.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
January 13, 2012
March 13, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Mississippi has an open primary system, meaning any registered voter can vote in any party's primary.

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by February 11. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6.[1]

See also: Mississippi elections, 2012

Incumbent: The election will fill the Class 1 Senate seat, which is currently held by Roger Wicker (R). First appointed to the U.S. Senate in 2007, Wicker is running for re-election in 2012.


General election candidates

Democratic Party Albert N. Gore
Republican Party Roger Wicker Incumbent
Constitution Party Thomas Cramer
Green Party Shawn O'Hara

March 6, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican primary

Constitution Party Constitution Primary

Green Party Reform Primary

Primary Results

Democratic Primary

U.S. Senate, Mississippi Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAlbert Gore 56.8% 49,157
Will Oatis 18.8% 16,300
Roger Weiner 24.4% 21,131
Total Votes 86,588

Republican Primary

U.S. Senate-Mississippi Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Wicker Incumbent 89.2% 254,669
E. Allen Hathcock 4.2% 12,094
Robert Maloney 6.6% 18,822
Total Votes 285,585

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: [6]

     Solid Democratic
     Likely Democratic
     Lean Democratic


     Lean Republican
     Likely Republican
     Solid Republican

Cook Political Report Race Rating -- Mississippi Senate
Month Rating
May 31, 2012[7]     
May 10, 2012[8]     
March 22, 2012[9]     
March 1, 2012[10]     
January 26, 2012[11]     
December 22, 2011[12]     
December 1, 2011[13]     

Election history


On November 4, 2008, Roger Wicker won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Ronnie Musgrove (I) in the general election to fill an unexpired term.[14]

U.S. Senate General Election, Mississippi, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Wicker Incumbent 55% 683,409
     Independent Ronnie Musgrove 45% 560,064
Total Votes 1,243,473

On November 4, 2008, Thad Cochran won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Erik Fleming (D) in the general election.[15]

U.S. Senate General Election, Mississippi, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThad Cochran Incumbent 61.4% 766,111
     Democratic Erik Fleming 38.6% 480,915
Total Votes 1,247,026

Campaign donors

Roger Wicker

Roger Wicker (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]March 31, 2012$2,105,711.37$173,841.00$(240,355.07)$2,039,197.30
Running totals

Albert N. Gore, Jr.


Thomas Cramer


Shawn O'Hara


See also