United States Senate election in Delaware, 2012

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United States Senate election in Delaware, 2012
Delaware
2006 ←
November 6, 2012
Class 1 Senator
→ 2018

Turnout 62.7% (voting eligible)[1]
  Tom Carper, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg No image.svg
Nominee Tom Carper Kevin Wade
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 265,374 115,694
Percentage 66.4% 29.0%

Delaware Election Results by county, all Democrat.png

U.S. Senate election results map.
Blue denotes counties/districts won by Carper.

U.S. Senator before election

Tom Carper
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Tom Carper
Democratic

The 2012 United States Senate election in Delaware took place on November 6, 2012, concurrently with the 2012 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 Democratic U.S. Senator Tom Carper won re-election to a third term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Carper (Incumbent) 43,866 87.8%
Democratic Keith Spanarelli 6,074 12.2%
Totals 49,940 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Debates[edit]

Fundraising[edit]

Candidate (party) Receipts Disbursements Cash on hand Debt
Tom Carper (D) $3,516,328 $3,462,004 $853,377 $0
Kevin Wade (R) $181,367 $181,600 $11,500 -$234
Alex Pires (I) $414,343 $413,774 $278,925 $566
Source: Federal Election Commission [11][12][13]

Top contributors[edit]

Tom Carper Contribution Kevin Wade Contribution Alexander Pires Contribution
JPMorgan Chase & Co $43,600 Defenders of Freedom $10,000 Highway One $10,525
AstraZeneca $40,050 Friess Associates LLC $10,000 Alloy Development $4,000
Ashland Inc. $38,730 Associates International $6,000 Boston University $2,750
Blackstone Group $38,000 Trinity Logistics $5,000 American Real Estate $2,500
Wells Fargo $30,500 Tiger Trading $2,500 Gallo Realty $2,500
DuPont $29,600 Rollins Jamaica $2,400 Community Bank of Delaware $2,500
Discover Financial $23,250 Fiat S.p.A. $2,300 Redpeg Marketing $2,500
NORPAC $22,700 Janvier Jewelers $2,000 Sodel Concepts $2,500
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association $20,800 Cover Rossiter, CPA $1,500 Wdms $2,500
Cigna $20,000 Eastern States Group Construction $1,000 Dc Bar Pro Bono Program $2,400
Source: Center for Responsive Politics [14]

Top industries[edit]

Tom Carper Contribution Kevin Wade Contribution Alexander Pires Contribution
Insurance Industry $388,910 Retired $49,565 Real Estate $10,750
Lawyers/Law Firms $313,010 Misc Issues $20,000 Retired $7,600
Financial Institutions $299,750 Financial Institutions $10,250 Lawyers/Law Firms $6,600
Lobbyists $218,695 Printing & Publishing $6,000 Misc Business $6,250
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products $199,950 Business Services $5,500 Universities $4,250
Commercial Banks $193,940 Automotive Industry $3,300 Health Professionals $2,000
Chemical Industry $165,757 Tourism $2,400 Entertainment Industry $1,750
Leadership PACs $162,500 Accounting firms $1,500 Printing & Publishing $1,000
Health Professionals $147,450 Lawyers/Law Firms $1,250 Food & Beverage $1,000
Retired $136,700 General Contractors $1,000 Commercial Banks $800
Source: Center for Responsive Politics [15]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Delaware, 2012[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Tom Carper (inc.) 265,374 66.42% -0.71%
Republican Kevin Wade 115,694 28.96% +1.52%
Delaware Independent Alex Pires 15,300 3.83%
Green Andrew Groff 3,191 0.80%
Margin of victory 149,680 37.46% -2.22%
Turnout 399,559 63.14% +17.58%
Democratic hold

Note: The ±% column reflects the change in total number of votes won by each party from the previous election. Neither the vote shares nor the turnout figures account for write-ins. Turnout percentage is the portion of registered voters (632,805 as of 11/1/2012)[17] who voted.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dr. Michael McDonald (February 9, 2013). "2012 General Election Turnout Rates". George Mason University. Retrieved April 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ Catanese, David (November 18, 2010). "Tom Carper to Harry Reid: Pick 2 chairmen". Politico. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Del. Sen. Carper Files for Re-election". Associated Press. WBOC-TV. May 26, 2012. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ Nuzback, Kara (August 6, 2012). "Smyrna resident challenges Carper in primary". Cape Gazette. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/Senate/2012/Primary/DE
  6. ^ "Andrew Groff". Green Party of the United States. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Delaware Candidates Nominated or Endorsed". Libertarian Party of Delaware. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  8. ^ Starkey, Jonathan (August 4, 2012). "Independent Pires takes aim at shaking up D.C.". The News Journal. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  9. ^ Koch, Andrew (July 17, 2012). "Pires Accepts Unanimous Nomination As IPoD Candidate For U.S. Senate". WGMD. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  10. ^ Armstrong, Mellany (January 3, 2012). "Businessman Kevin Wade to run for U.S. Senate". WDEL. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  11. ^ Federal Election Commission. "2012 House and Senate Campaign Finance for Delaware CARPER, THOMAS R". fec.gov. 
  12. ^ Federal Election Commission. "2012 House and Senate Campaign Finance for Delaware WADE, KEVIN L". fec.gov. 
  13. ^ Federal Election Commission. "2012 House and Senate Campaign Finance for Delaware PIRES, ALEXANDER J JR". fec.gov. 
  14. ^ Center for Responsive Politics. "Top Contributors 2012 Race: Delaware Senate". opensecrets.org. 
  15. ^ Center for Responsive Politics. "Top Industries 2012 Race: Delaware Senate". opensecrets.org. 
  16. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". State of Delaware. Retrieved November 7, 2012. 
  17. ^ http://elections.delaware.gov/reports/e70r2601_20121101.shtml

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites