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United States Senate elections in Utah, 2012

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2012 U.S. Senate Elections in Utah

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November 6 Election Winner:
Orrin Hatch Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Orrin Hatch Republican Party
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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 Utah will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the November 6, 2012 elections.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was March 16, 2012. The primary elections will be held on June 26, 2012.

The election will fill the Class 1 Senate seat, which is currently held by Orrin Hatch (R). First elected in 1976, Hatch is running for re-election in 2012.


Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican primary

IndependentThird party

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 -- Utah Senate
Month Rating
March 22, 2012[7]     
March 1, 2012[8]     
January 26, 2012[9]     
December 22, 2011[10]     
December 1, 2011[11]     

Election history


On November 7, 2006, Orrin Hatch won re-election to the U.S. Senate, defeating Pete Ashdown (D), Scott N. Bradley (Constitution), David Starr Seely (L), Roger I. Price (Personal Choice), and Julian Hatch (Desert Greens).[12]

U.S. Senate General Election, Utah, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngOrrin G. Hatch Incumbent 62.4% 356,238
     Democratic Pete Ashdown 31.1% 177,459
     Constitution Scott N. Bradley 3.8% 21,526
     Libertarian David Starr Seely 0.8% 4,428
     Independent Roger I. Price 1.6% 9,089
     Independent Julian Hatch 0.4% 2,512
Total Votes 571,252


See also