Missouri Lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2012

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Missouri lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2012
Missouri
2008 ←
November 6, 2012 → 2016

  Missouri Lt Governor Peter Kinder at St Louis Science Center, Aug 28, 2007.jpg Susan Montee photo.jpg
Nominee Peter Kinder Susan Montee
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,316,669 1,211,368
Percentage 49.4% 45.4%

Lieutenant Governor before election

Peter Kinder
Republican

Elected Lieutenant Governor

Peter Kinder
Republican

The Missouri lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2012 was held on November 6, 2012. Republican Peter Kinder, Missouri's current lieutenant governor, faced off with Democratic nominee and former state auditor Susan Montee, Libertarian Matthew Copple, and the Constitution Party nominee, former state representative Cynthia Davis.

Background[edit]

Incumbent lieutenant governor Peter Kinder won the 2008 Missouri lieutenant gubernatorial election with 49.9% of the vote against Democratic candidate Sam Page. Kinder had been considered the front-runner in the 2012 Republican Gubernatorial primary,[1] however after various controversies emerged, he decided to run for re-election. His decision was also influenced by St. Louis businessman and multimillionaire Dave Spence unexpectedly declaring to run for Governor and pledging to put much of his own money into the race.[2]

Timeline[edit]

  • March 27, 2012 – Filing deadline for Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians[3]
  • August 7, 2012 – Primary (gubernatorial and other statewide office) elections[3]
  • August 21, 2012 – Filing deadline for other third parties and Independents[3]
  • November 6, 2012 – General election.[3]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Mike
Carter
Peter
Kinder
Charles
Kullman
Brad
Lager
Undecided
Public Policy Polling August 4–5, 2012 590 ± 4.0% 6% 42% 5% 30% 18%
Mason-Dixon July 23–25, 2012 400 ± 5.0% 6% 47% 1% 21% 25%

Results[edit]

100% reporting (3,420 of 3,420 precincts) [13]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peter Kinder 255,064 44.2%
Republican Brad Lager 239,735 41.5%
Republican Michael Carter 47,515 8.2%
Republican Charles Kullmann 34,940 6.1%
Totals 577,254 100.0%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Judy
Baker
Bill
Haas
Susan
Montee
Sarah
Lampe
Becky
Plattner
Undecided
Mason-Dixon July 23–25, 2012 400 ± 5.0% 5% 9% 28% 13% 4% 41%

Results[edit]

100% reporting (3,420 of 3,420 precincts) [13]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan Montee 131,319 44.9%
Democratic Judy Baker 46,236 15.8%
Democratic Bill Haas 35,044 12.0%
Democratic Sarah Lampe 25,955 8.9%
Democratic Dennis Weisenburger 16,149 5.5%
Democratic Jackie Townes McGee 15,493 5.3%
Democratic Becky Lee Plattner 11,080 3.8%
Democratic Fred Kratky 10,976 3.8%
Totals 292,252 100.0%

Libertarian primary[edit]

Candidate[edit]

  • Matthew Copple[19]

Results[edit]

Libertarian primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Matthew Copple 2,432 100.0%
Totals 2,432 100.0%

Constitution primary[edit]

Candidate[edit]

Results[edit]

Constitution primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Constitution Cynthia Davis 760 100.0%
Totals 760 100.0%

General election[edit]

Kinder defeated all other candidates to become the first Missouri Lieutenant Governor to be elected to a third term since Frank Gaines Harris, who served from January 1933 to December 1944.[21] Kinder received 49.4 percent of the vote while Susan Montee received 45.4 percent. Libertarian Matthew Copple and Constitution Party candidate Cynthia L. Davis garnered 2.8 and 2.4 percent, respectively.[22]

Missouri Lieutenant Governor Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Peter Kinder 1,316,653 49.4
Democratic Susan Montee 1,211,353 45.4

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s) administered Sample
size
Margin of
error
Peter Kinder (R) Susan Montee (D) Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling November 2–3, 2012 835 ± 3.4% 44% 43% 13%
Mason-Dixon October 23–25, 2012 625 ± 4% 46% 41% 13%
Public Policy Polling October 19–21, 2012 582 ± 4.1% 43% 43% 13%
Public Policy Polling August 20, 2012 500 ± 4.4% 45% 38% 17%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wagman, Jake (November 19, 2010). "Peter Kinder drops out of governor's race". stltoday.com. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ Hancock, Jason (November 16, 2011). "David Spence to enter Republican primary for governor". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d [1] from the Missouri Secretary of State
  4. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/stcharles/michael-carter-says-he-ll-run-again-for-lieutenant-governor/article_a41e9a7e-0c0d-11e1-983e-001a4bcf6878.html
  5. ^ http://www.politico.com/blogs/davidcatanese/1111/Kinder_endorses_Dave_Spence.html?showall
  6. ^ http://www.kansascity.com/2011/11/14/3266516/lager-enters-gop-race-for-missouri.html
  7. ^ http://www.news-leader.com/article/20120721/NEWS01/307210010/Ad-wars-rage-in-GOP-race-for-lieutenant-governor
  8. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/second-district-congressional-race-the-doctor-is-in/article_c303423a-3af4-11e1-b44a-0019bb30f31a.html
  9. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/missouri/republican-mckee-drops-out-of-mo-lt-gov-s-race/article_d9362b3a-077b-5fac-8e15-5e000bf57306.html
  10. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/missouri/ridgeway-likely-to-run-for-mo-lieutenant-governor/article_2f3f45b2-96f0-51dc-991e-79184ab1d3a8.html
  11. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/gop-s-steve-tilley-drops-race-for-missouri-lieutenant-governor/article_40fc1cf0-0bb8-11e1-9053-0019bb30f31a.html
  12. ^ http://www.bnd.com/2011/11/10/1936085/republican-tilley-drops-out-of.html
  13. ^ a b "Election Night Reporting". MO Secretary of State. August 8, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
  14. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/new-lt-gov-candidate-hints-at-fracture-in-democratic-unity/article_013b7a60-42b9-11e1-876f-001a4bcf6878.html
  15. ^ "Lampe officially announces run for Lieutenant Governor". KY 3 television website. 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  16. ^ a b http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/article_be0e90a8-edca-11e0-a5f2-0019bb30f31a.html
  17. ^ http://www.ksdk.com/rss/article/250700/3/State-conservation-commissioner-to-run-for-Lt-Gov
  18. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/missouri/article_542f0e23-c41f-526f-adf6-9d30ba06a3a7.html
  19. ^ http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2012/08/03/voters-guide-lieutenant-governor/
  20. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/stcharles/article_31513382-eba9-11e0-99e2-0019bb30f31a.html
  21. ^ "Peter Kinder elected to historic third term as Lieutenant Gvernor". Associated Press via Ozark Area Network. 7 November 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  22. ^ "November 6 General Election -Lieutenant Governor". Missouri Secretary of State election website. 7 November 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites