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United States House of Representatives election in South Dakota, 2012

 

United States House of Representatives election in South Dakota, 2012

United States House of Representatives election in South Dakota, 2012

November 6, 2012

 
Nominee Kristi Noem Matt Varilek
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 207,640 153,789
Percentage 57.5% 42.5%

US Representative before election

Kristi Noem
Republican

Elected US Representative

Kristi Noem
Republican

South Dakota's at-large congressional district

The 2012 United States House of Representatives election in South Dakota was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 to elect the single U.S. Representative from South Dakota's At-large congressional district, comprising the entire state of South Dakota. The election coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including a quadrennial presidential election.

Republican nomination

Candidates

Democratic nomination

Candidates

Declined

Primary results

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matt Varilek 21,759 71.92%
Democratic Jeff Barth 8,494 28.08%
Totals 30,253 100%

General election

Candidates

  • Kristi Noem (R), incumbent U.S. Representative
  • Matt Varilek (D), staffer for Senator Tim Johnson

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Kristi
Noem (R)
Matt
Varilek (D)
Undecided
Nielson Brothers Polling August 29–September 6, 2012 509 ± 4.34% 51% 42% 7%
Nielson Brothers Polling July 19–23, 2012 541 ± 4.21% 47% 46% 7%

General Election Results

South Dakota's At-large congressional district election, 2012[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kristi Noem (Incumbent) 207,640 57.45%
Democratic Matt Varilek 153,789 42.55%
Totals 361,429 100.00%
Republican hold

References

  1. ^ a b Luther, Megan (July 16, 2011). "Rep. Noem gears up for re-election campaign".  
  2. ^ Hayworth, Bret (December 2, 2011). "Politically Speaking: Varilek enters race for South Dakota congressional seat".  
  3. ^ "Stephanie Herseth Sandlin officially announces she will not run for office in 2012".  
  4. ^ "Statewide Races".  
  5. ^ "Secretary of State — Statewide Races". South Dakota Secretary of State. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 

External links

  • Elections from the South Dakota Secretary of State
  • United States House of Representatives elections in South Dakota, 2012 at Ballotpedia
  • South Dakota - At-Large from OurCampaigns.com
  • Campaign contributions from OpenSecrets.org
  • Outside spending at the Sunlight Foundation
Campaign sites
  • Kristi Noem campaign website
  • Matt Varilek campaign website
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