United States Senate election in Mississippi, 2012

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United States Senate election in Mississippi, 2012
Mississippi
2008 ←
November 6, 2012 → 2018

Turnout 59.7% (voting eligible)[1]
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Nominee Roger Wicker Albert N. Gore
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 709,626 503,467
Percentage 57.2% 40.6%

Mississippi Senate Election Results by County, 2012.svg

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Roger Wicker
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Roger Wicker
Republican

The 2012 United States Senate election in Mississippi was held on November 6, 2012, alongside the 2012 U.S. presidential election, other elections to the United States Senate in other states, as well as elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Roger Wicker won re-election to his first full term, while Albert N. Gore (distantly related to former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore) was the Democratic nominee.

Background[edit]

Former U.S. representative Roger Wicker was appointed by Governor Haley Barbour after then-incumbent Trent Lott retired at the end of 2007. A 2008 special election was later scheduled to determine who would serve the remainder of the term. Then-U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker defeated former Mississippi Governor Ronnie Musgrove with 54.96% of the vote in the special election and will be up for re-election in 2012.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roger Wicker 254,936 89.17%
Republican Robert Maloney 18,857 6.6%
Republican Allen Hathcock 12,106 4.23%
Totals 285,899 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Albert Gore 49,157 56.77%
Democratic Roger Weiner 21,131 24.4%
Democratic Will Oatis 16,300 18.83%
Totals 86,588 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Debates[edit]

None

Polling[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Mississippi, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Roger Wicker (incumbent) 709,626 57.16
Democratic Albert Gore 503,467 40.55
Constitution Thomas Cramer 15,281 1.23
Reform Shawn O'Hara 13,194 1.06
Majority 206,159 16.6%
Turnout 1,241,568

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. ^ a b c Amy, Jeff (January 13, 2012). "Fields fill up for Mississippi congressional races". Sun Herald. Associated Press. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Farrell, David A. (February 10, 2012). "Saturday noon is last chance to register to vote in March 13 primaries". Picayune Item. Retrieved February 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ "2012 Republican Primary Results". Secretary of State of Mississippi. March 23, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ Corder, Frank (January 4, 2012). "And They're Off!". Y'all Politics. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ Killebrew, Matt (January 10, 2012). "Weiner will make senatorial run". Clarksdale Press Register. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  7. ^ "2012 Democratic Primary Results". Secretary of State of Mississippi. March 23, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  8. ^ Farrell, David A. (January 7, 2012). "Congressional candidates campaign here, cite reasons for running". Picayune Item. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  9. ^ "912 Project Hattiesburg hosts forum for conservative candidates". WDAM-TV. January 19, 2012. Retrieved February 19, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Wicker triumphs in MS GOP US Senate primary". WLOX. March 13, 2012. Retrieved March 14, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites