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United States Senate election in Wyoming, 2012

United States Senate election in Wyoming, 2012

November 6, 2012

Turnout 58.9% (voting eligible)[1]
 
Nominee John Barrasso Tim Chesnut
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 184,531 52,596
Percentage 75.9% 21.6%

U.S. Senate election results map.
Red denotes counties/districts won by Barrasso.

U.S. Senator before election

John Barrasso
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

John Barrasso
Republican

The 2012 United States Senate election in Wyoming took place on November 6, 2012, alongside a U.S. presidential election as well as other elections to the United States Senate and House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator John Barrasso won re-election to a first full term.

The primary elections were held August 21, 2012.

Background

Republican state Senator John Barrasso was appointed to the U.S. Senate on June 22, 2007, by then-governor Dave Freudenthal after U.S. Senator Craig Thomas died on June 4, 2007.[2]

John Barrasso defeated Nick Carter with 73.4% of the vote in the 2008 special U.S. senatorial election to serve the remainder of the senatorial term. Barrasso remains highly popular in the state with 69% of voters approving of him.[3]

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Barrasso (incumbent) 73,516 89.9
Republican Thomas Bleming 5,080 6.2
Republican Emmett Mavy 2,873 3.5
Republican Write-in 279 0.3
Total votes 81,748 100

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tim Chesnut 9,173 53.7
Democratic Al Hamburg 4,630 27.1
Democratic William Bryk 3,047 17.8
Democratic Write-in 222 1.3
Total votes 17,072 100

General election

Candidates

  • John Barrasso (Republican), incumbent U.S. senator
  • Tim Chesnut (Democratic), member of the Albany County Board of Commissioners
  • Joel Otto (Wyoming Country), rancher[11]

Debates

  • October 31, 2012 (Wyoming PBS)

Polling

Results

United States Senate election in Wyoming, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Barrasso (incumbent) 184,531 75.90% +2.55%
Democratic Tim Chesnut 52,596 21.60% -4.93%
Wyoming Country Joel Otto 6,138 2.60%
Majority 131,935 54.30% +7.47%
Turnout 243,265
Republican hold Swing

See also

References

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External links

Campaign websites
  • John Barrasso for U.S. Senate
  • Joel Otto for U.S. Senate
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