Missouri secretary of state election, 2012

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Missouri secretary of state election, 2012
Missouri
2008 ←
November 6, 2012 → 2016

  Jason Kander Missouri Politician.jpg
Nominee Jason Kander Shane Schoeller
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,298,022 1,258,937
Percentage 48.9% 47.4%

Secretary of State before election

Robin Carnahan
Democratic

Elected Secretary of State

Jason Kander
Democratic

The Missouri secretary of state election, 2012 was held on November 6, 2012, alongside the presidential election. Democratic state representative Jason Kander defeated Republican Speaker Pro Tem Shane Schoeller by 39,085 votes.

Background[edit]

Incumbent Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan won the 2008 Missouri secretary of state election with 61.8% of the vote against Republican candidate Mitchell Hubbard. She announced on September 30, 2011 that she will not run for reelection, creating an open seat in 2012.[1]

Timeline[edit]

  • March 27, 2012 - Filing deadline for Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians[2]
  • August 7, 2012 - Primary (gubernatorial and other statewide office) elections[2]
  • August 21, 2012 - Filing deadline for other third parties and Independents[2]
  • November 6, 2012 - General election.[2]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

100% reporting (3,420 of 3,420 precincts) [10]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shane Schoeller 193,207 35.3%
Republican Scott Rupp 188,701 34.5%
Republican Bill Stouffer 165,588 30.2%
Totals 547,496 100.0%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]

  • Stacey Newman, state representative[12]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

100% reporting (3,420 of 3,420 precincts) [10]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jason Kander 247,630 86.9%
Democratic MD Rabbi Alam 37,390 13.1%
Totals 285,020 100.0%

General Election results[edit]

2012 Race for Secretary of State of Missouri[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jason Kander 1,298,022 48.9%
Republican Shane Schoeller 1,258,937 47.4%
Libertarian Cisse W. Spragins 70,814 2.7%
Constitution Justin Harter 27,710 1.0%
Margin of victory 39,085 1.03%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_9115f088-55d2-5217-8d15-45260e465c4e.html
  2. ^ a b c d [1] from the Missouri Secretary of State
  3. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/article_c0853e34-bc99-11e0-ac9c-0019bb30f31a.html
  4. ^ http://www.shaneschoeller.org
  5. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/article_05265748-41b2-11e0-a7d6-0017a4a78c22.html
  6. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/article_58b2405a-a3f2-11e0-af73-001a4bcf6878.html
  7. ^ a b http://www.kansascity.com/2011/09/30/3177699/robin-carnahan-wont-seek-re-election.html
  8. ^ http://www.kansascity.com/2011/11/14/3266516/lager-enters-gop-race-for-missouri.html
  9. ^ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41354050/ns/politics-capitol_hill/
  10. ^ a b "Election Night Reporting". MO Secretary of State. August 8, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
  11. ^ http://ofallon.patch.com/articles/md-rabbi-alam
  12. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/article_82b804da-f374-11e0-8afb-001a4bcf6878.html
  13. ^ http://www.stlbeacon.org/voices/blogs/political-blogs/beacon-backroom/115356-kander-fattens-bank-account-for-secretary-of-state-bid-while-ryan-drops-out?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+StLouisBeacon+%28St.+Louis+Beacon%29
  14. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/missouri/article_542f0e23-c41f-526f-adf6-9d30ba06a3a7.html
  15. ^ Missouri Secretary of State Election Archives, 2012 General Election, Retrieved December 14, 2012

External links[edit]

  • Elections from the Missouri Secretary of State
Official campaign websites