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United States Senate elections in New York, 2012

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2012 U.S. Senate Elections in New York

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November 6 Election Winner:
Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic Party
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Cook Political Report Race Rating
     Solid D (Prior to election)

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2012 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in New York 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 June 12, 2012. The primary elections will be held on September 11, 2012.

The election will fill the Class 1 Senate seat, which is currently held by Kirsten Gillibrand (D). First appointed to the U.S. Senate in 2009, Gillibrand is running for re-election in 2012.


Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican primary

Election history


On November 2, 2010, Chuck Schumer was re-elected to the United States Senate for a third term. He defeated Jay Townsend (R), the Conservative Party candidate, Blank/Scattering, Colia Clark (Green), and Randy A. Credico (Anti-Prohibition, Libertarian).[1]

United States Senate, New York General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Schumer Incumbent 64% 3,047,880
     Republican Jay Townsend 26% 1,239,605
     Conservative 5.1% 240,818
     Blank/Scattering 3.5% 168,384
     Green Colia Clark 0.9% 42,341
     Anti-Prohibition, Libertarian Randy A. Credico 0.5% 24,871
Total Votes 4,763,899

On November 2, 2010, Kirsten Gillibrand was elected to keep her appointment to the United States Senate. She defeated Joseph J. DioGuardi (R), Blank/Scattering, the Conservative, Taxpayers candidate, Cecile A. Lawrence (Green), John Clifton (Libertarian), Joseph Huff (Rent Is 2 Damn High), Vivia Morgan (Anti-Prohibition), and Bruce Blakeman (Tax Revolt).[2]

United States Senate, New York Special Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKirsten Gillibrand Incumbent 59.6% 2,837,684
     Republican Joseph J. DioGuardi 28.1% 1,338,308
     Blank/Scattering 5.3% 250,033
     Conservative, Taxpayers 5.1% 244,385
     Green Cecile A. Lawrence 0.7% 35,489
     Libertarian John Clifton 0.4% 18,414
     Rent Is 2 Damn High Joseph Huff 0.4% 17,019
     Anti-Prohibition Vivia Morgan 0.2% 11,787
     Tax Revolt Bruce Blakeman 0.1% 4,516
Total Votes 4,757,635

See also