Indiana gubernatorial election, 2012

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Indiana gubernatorial election, 2012
Indiana
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  Mike Pence, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Speaker John Gregg 2012.jpg
Nominee Mike Pence John R. Gregg
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Sue Ellspermann Vi Simpson
Popular vote 1,264,877 1,183,213
Percentage 49.6% 46.4%

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County results

Governor before election

Mitch Daniels
Republican

Elected Governor

Mike Pence
Republican

The 2012 Indiana gubernatorial election took place on November 6, 2012. Incumbent governor Mitch Daniels was term-limited and unable to seek a third term. The Republican candidate, Congressman Mike Pence; the Democratic candidate, former Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives John R. Gregg; and the Libertarian candidate, youth mentor and small business owner Rupert Boneham, were all unopposed in their respective primaries or conventions and contested the general election.

Republican Party[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Removed from ballot[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Indiana gubernatorial election primary in Indiana, 2012 [3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pence 554,412 100%
Totals 554,412 100%

Democratic Party[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Indiana gubernatorial election primary in Indiana, 2012 [3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John R. Gregg 207,365 100%
Totals 207,365 100%

Libertarian Party[edit]

Candidates[edit]

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • John Gregg (Democratic), former Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives
  • Rupert Boneham (Libertarian), four-time contestant on Survivor and founder of Rupert's Kids
  • Donnie Harold Harris (Public Party) (Write-in)
  • Running mate: George Fish[10]

Debates[edit]

The Indiana Debate Commission organized three televised debates between Indiana Gubernatorial candidates Republican Mike Pence, Democrat John R. Gregg and Libertarian Rupert Boneham.

Debate Schedule

The first debate was held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center in Zionsville, Indiana and was moderated by former Indianapolis Star editor Dennis Ryerson.

The second debate was held on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center in South Bend, Indiana and was moderated by Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute president John Ketzenberger.

The Third debate was held on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the WFWA PBS 39 studio in Fort Wayne, Indiana and was moderated by DePauw University Executive Director of Media Relations Ken Owen.

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Mike
Pence (R)
John R.
Gregg (D)
Rupert
Boneham (L)
Other Undecided
Howey Politics/DePauw October 28–30, 2012 800 ± 3.5% 47% 40% 5%
Benenson Strategy Group October 18–21, 2012 701 ± 3.7% 44% 38% 6% 12%
YouGov October 4–11, 2012 470 ± 5.6% 49% 38% 13%
Howey Politics/DePauw University September 19–23, 2012 800 ± 3.5% 47% 34% 5% 14%
Market Research Insight August 6–9, 2012 600 ± 4% 50% 32% 3% 15%
Market Research Insight March 26–27, 2012 503 ± 4.5% 44% 31% 5% 20%

Statewide results[edit]

2012 Indiana gubernatorial election [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Pence / Sue Ellspermann 1,264,877 49.49% -8.35%
Democratic John R. Gregg / Vi Simpson 1,183,213 46.56% +6.52%
Libertarian Rupert Boneham / Brad Klopfenstein 101,868 3.95% +1.83%
Write-in Donnie Harold Harris / George Fish 21 0%
Margin of victory 81,664 3.20% -14.61%
Turnout 2,549,152 57.81% -2.08%
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Catanese, David (May 5, 2011). "Pence announces for governor". Politico. Retrieved May 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ Schneider, Mary Beth (February 24, 2012). "Election panel votes 3-1 to block Wallace from GOP primary". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Indiana Primary Election, May 8, 2012-United States Senator". Secretary of State of Indiana. June 5, 2012. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ Rader, Kevin (May 16, 2011). "Former speaker Gregg to run for Indiana governor". WTHR. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ "'Survivor's' Rupert Boneham Announces He'll Run for Governor of Indiana". The Hollywood Reporter. October 22, 2011. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Rupert Receives Libertarian Nomination". Retrieved November 9, 2012. 
  7. ^ Kelly, Niki (May 21, 2012). "Pence names running mate". The Journal Gazette. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence chooses running mate". WXIN. May 21, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  9. ^ Shella, Jim (May 21, 2012). "Gregg to name Sen. Simpson as running mate". WISH-TV. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  10. ^ Rodgers, Lauren (May 7, 2012). "State executive primary preview: No surprises in Indiana tomorrow". Ballotnews. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Election Results". in.gov/apps/sos. November 28, 2012. Retrieved December 17, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Campaign websites