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==Candidates==
 
=== {{bluedot}} Democratic Primary===
 
=== {{bluedot}} Democratic Primary===
*[[Tim Kaine]]
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*[[Tim Kaine]]: Democratic National Convention chair<ref>[http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/153955-kaine-launches-senate-bid ''The Hill'' "Kaine announcement launches premier Senate race of 2012," Accessed January 6, 2012]</ref>
*[[Courtney Lynch]]
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*[[Courtney Lynch]]: Leadership consultant<ref>[http://www.politico.com/blogs/davidcatanese/0411/An_idealistic_long_shot_alternative_to_Kaine.html ''Politico'' "An idealistic, long shot alternative to Kaine," Accessed January 6, 2012]</ref>
*[[Julien Modica]]
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*[[Julien Modica]]<ref name="we">[http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/virginia/2011/05/va-senate-race-all-about-kaine-and-allen ''Washington Examiner'' "Va. Senate race all about Kaine and Allen," Accessed January 6, 2012]</ref>
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==={{reddot}} Republican primary===
 
==={{reddot}} Republican primary===
*[[George Allen]]
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*[[George Allen]]: Former senator and governor.<ref name="we"/>
*[[Tim Donner]]
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*[[Tim Donner]]: ''Withdrawn from race''<ref name="we2">[http://washingtonexaminer.com/news/2011/12/republican-donner-drops-out-va-us-senate-race/2044141 ''Washington Examiner'' "Republican Donner drops out of Va US Senate race," Accessed January 6, 2012]</ref>
*[[E.W. Jackson Sr.]]
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*[[E.W. Jackson Sr.]]: Bishop<ref name="we"/>
*[[David McCormick]]
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*[[David McCormick]]: Lawyer<ref name="we2/>
*[[Jamie Radtke]]
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*[[Jamie Radtke]]: Virginia Tea Party leader<ref name="we"/>
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==Race rating==
 
==Race rating==
 
===Cook Political Report===
 
===Cook Political Report===

Revision as of 23:49, 6 January 2012

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2012 U.S. Senate Elections in Virginia

CandidatesPollsElection History

November 6 Election Winner:
Tim Kaine Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Jim Webb Democratic Party
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Cook Political Report Race Rating
     Tossup (Prior to election)

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2012 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in Virginia 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 January 16, 2012. The primary elections will be held on June 12, 2012.

The election will fill the Class 1 Senate seat, which is currently held by Jim Webb (D). First elected in 2006, Webb is not 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 -- Virginia Senate
Month Rating
December 22, 2011[6]     


Election history

2008

On November 4, 2008, Mark Warner (D) won election to the U.S. Senate, defeating James S. "Jim" Gilmore III (R), William B. Redpath (L), Glenda Gail Parker (Independent Green), and a write-in.[7]

U.S. Senate, Virginia, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark R. Warner 65% 2,369,327
     Republican James S. "Jim" Gilmore III 33.7% 1,228,830
     Libertarian William B. Redpath 0.6% 20,269
     Independent Glenda Gail Parker 0.6% 21,690
     Write-in Unnamed 0.1% 3,178
Total Votes 3,643,294

2006

On November 7, 2006, Jim Webb (D) won election to the U.S. Senate, defeating incumbent George Allen (R), Glenda Gail Parker (Independent Green), and a write-in.[8]

U.S. Senate, Virginia, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames H. "Jim" Webb 49.6% 1,175,606
     Republican George Allen Incumbent 49.2% 1,166,277
     Independent Glenda Gail Parker 1.1% 26,102
     Write-in Unnamed 0.1% 2,460
Total Votes 2,370,445

See also


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