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2012 U.S. Senate Elections in Wyoming

CandidatesPollsElection History

November 6 Election Winner:
John Barrasso Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
John Barrasso 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 Wyoming elected one member to the U.S. Senate in the November 6, 2012 elections.

Incumbent John Barrasso (R) won re-election to the U.S. Senate on November 6, 2012.[1]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 1, 2012
August 21, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Wyoming has a closed primary system, in which any registered voter can choose which party's primary to vote in, without having to be a member of that party.

Voter registration: Voters were required to register to vote in the primary by August 6, 2012. For the general election, the registration deadline was October 22, 2012.[2]

See also: Wyoming elections, 2012

Incumbent: The election filled the Class 1 Senate seat, which was held by John Barrasso (R). First appointed to the U.S. Senate in 2007, Barrasso ran for and won re-election in 2012.

Candidates

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

General election candidates

Democratic PartyTim Chesnut
Republican PartyJohn Barrasso Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Joel Otto

August 21, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

IndependentThird Party

Election results

General Election

U.S. Senate, Wyoming, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Tim Chesnut 21.7% 53,019
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Barrasso Incumbent 75.8% 185,250
     Country Joel Otto 2.5% 6,176
Total Votes 244,445
Source: Wyoming Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Race background

Republican incumbent John Barrasso was first appointed to the U.S. Senate in 2007. Barrasso ran for re-election in 2012. He faced Democratic nominee Tim Chesnut in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Primary election

Six candidates competed for Wyoming's U.S. Senate seat in the August 21st primaries - 3 Republicans and 3 Democrats. Incumbent John Barrasso defeated Emmett Mavy and Thomas Bleming in the Republican primary, receiving 90% of the vote. On the other side of the aisle Tim Chesnut won the Democratic primary, defeating Al Hamburg and William Bryk by a large margin.

Competitiveness

According to The New York Times analysis of the 2012 Senate elections, Wyoming's Senate race was rated as solid Republican.[6]

Race rating

Cook Political Report

Each month the Cook Political Report released race ratings for President, U.S. Senate, U.S. House (competitive only) and Governors. There were seven possible designations:[7]

     Solid Democratic
     Likely Democratic
     Lean Democratic

     Tossup

     Lean Republican
     Likely Republican
     Solid Republican

Cook Political Report Race Rating -- Wyoming Senate
Month Rating
October 4, 2012[8]     
September 13, 2012[9]     
August 21, 2012[10]     
July 12, 2012[11]     
May 31, 2012[12]     
May 10, 2012[13]     
March 22, 2012[14]     
March 1, 2012[15]     
January 26, 2012[16]     
December 22, 2011[17]     
December 1, 2011[18]     

Campaign contributions

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are candidate reports.

John Barrasso

John Barrasso Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[19]April 11, 2012$2,393,366.75$409,010.33$(267,186.92)$2,535,190.16
July Quarterly[20]July 12, 2012$2,535,190.16$556,896.78$(204,737.73)$2,887,349.21
Running totals
$965,907.11$(471,924.65)

Elections history

2008

Mike Enzi

On November 4, 2008, Mike Enzi won re-election to the U.S. Senate, defeating Chris Rothfuss (D).[21]

United States Senate General Election, Wyoming, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Enzi Incumbent 75.7% 189,046
     Democratic Chris Rothfuss 24.3% 60,631
Total Votes 249,677

John Barrasso

Barrasso won a 2008 special election to the U.S. Senate, defeating Nick Carter (D).[22]

U.S. Senate Special Election, Wyoming, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Barrasso Incumbent 73.4% 183,063
     Democratic Nick Carter 26.6% 66,202
Total Votes 249,265

See also

References

  1. ABC News, "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012
  2. Wyoming Secretary of State, "2012 Election Calendar," accessed July 27, 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Wyoming Elections Division, "2012 Primary Candidate Roster," accessed June 1, 2012
  4. Center for Politics, "In the Race for the Senate, Democrats Show Signs of Life," accessed January 6, 2012
  5. WY SOS "Candidate List" Accessed September 19, 2012
  6. The New York Times, "2012 Senate race ratings," accessed September 17, 2012
  7. Cook Political Report, "Our Accuracy," accessed December 12, 2011
  8. Cook Political Report, "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," October 4, 2012
  9. Cook Political Report, "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," September 13, 2012
  10. Cook Political Report, "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," August 21, 2012
  11. Cook Political Report, "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," July 12, 2012
  12. Cook Political Report, "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," May 31, 2012
  13. Cook Political Report, "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," May 10, 2012
  14. Cook Political Report, "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," March 22, 2012
  15. Cook Political Report, "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," March 1, 2012
  16. Cook Political Report, "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," January 26, 2012
  17. Cook Political Report, "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," December 27, 2011
  18. Cook Political Report, "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," December 1, 2011
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Friends of John Barrasso April Quarterly," accessed July 13, 2012
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Friends of John Barrasso July Quarterly," accessed July 20, 2012
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Elections of November 4, 2008," accessed October 19, 2011
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Elections of November 4, 2008," accessed October 19, 2011