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United States Senate election in Mississippi, 2012

United States Senate election in Mississippi, 2012

November 6, 2012

Turnout 59.7% (voting eligible)[1]
 
Nominee Roger Wicker Albert N. Gore
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 709,626 503,467
Percentage 57.2% 40.6%

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Roger Wicker
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Roger Wicker
Republican

The 2012 United States Senate election in Mississippi was held on November 6, 2012, alongside the 2012 U.S. presidential election, other elections to the United States Senate in other states, as well as elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Roger Wicker won re-election to his first full term, while Albert N. Gore (distantly related to former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore) was the Democratic nominee.

Background

Former U.S. representative Roger Wicker was appointed by Governor Haley Barbour after then-incumbent Trent Lott retired at the end of 2007. A 2008 special election was later scheduled to determine who would serve the remainder of the term. Then-U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker defeated former Mississippi Governor Ronnie Musgrove with 54.96% of the vote in the special election and will be up for re-election in 2012.

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roger Wicker 254,936 89.17
Republican Robert Maloney 18,857 6.6
Republican Allen Hathcock 12,106 4.23
Total votes 285,899 100

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Albert Gore 49,157 56.77
Democratic Roger Weiner 21,131 24.4
Democratic Will Oatis 16,300 18.83
Total votes 86,588 100

General election

Candidates

Debates

None

Polling

Results

United States Senate election in Mississippi, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Roger Wicker (incumbent) 709,626 57.16
Democratic Albert Gore 503,467 40.55
Thomas Cramer 15,281 1.23
Majority 206,159 16.6%
Turnout 1,241,568

See also

References

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External links

Official campaign websites
  • Thomas Cramer for U.S. Senate
  • Roger Wicker for U.S. Senate
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