2012 Delaware gubernatorial election

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2012 Delaware gubernatorial election

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Turnout62.9%
  Jack Markell (cropped).jpg No image.svg
Nominee Jack Markell Jeff Cragg
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 275,993 113,793
Percentage 69.3% 28.6%

Delaware Senate-Governor Election Results by County, 2012.svg
County Results
Markell:
     50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Jack Markell
Democratic

Elected Governor

Jack Markell
Democratic

The 2012 Delaware gubernatorial election took place on November 6, 2012, to elect the Governor of Delaware. Incumbent Democratic Governor Jack Markell won re-election to a second term, defeating Republican challenger Jeff Cragg in a landslide by a margin of over 40 points.

General election[edit]

Democrat and Republican candidates were unopposed in their party primaries, which were held on September 11. The Green Party candidate was endorsed by the Green Party of Delaware at their annual meeting on May 11.[1]

Candidates[edit]

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[5] Solid D November 1, 2012
Sabato's Crystal Ball[6] Safe D November 5, 2012
Rothenberg Political Report[7] Safe D November 2, 2012
Real Clear Politics[8] Safe D November 5, 2012

Debates[edit]

Results[edit]

Delaware gubernatorial election, 2012[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Jack Markell (incumbent) 275,993 69.34% +1.82%
Republican Jeff Cragg 113,793 28.59% -3.46%
Green Mark Perri 4,575 1.15% N/A
Libertarian Jesse McVay 3,668 0.92% N/A
Total votes 398,029 100.0% N/A
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://gpde.us/2012-green-party-candidates/local-candidates/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Hayes, Jennifer (April 11, 2012). "Cragg, Valenzuela announce bid for gubernatorial ticket". Dover Post. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  3. ^ Starkey, Jonathan (August 16, 2012). "Markell off leash in aiding Obama". The News Journal. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  4. ^ "In Delaware, a packed debate schedule this week". The News Journal. October 15, 2012. Retrieved October 18, 2012.
  5. ^ "2012 Governor Race Ratings for November 1, 2012". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  6. ^ "PROJECTION: OBAMA WILL LIKELY WIN SECOND TERM". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  7. ^ "2012 Gubernatorial Ratings". Gubernatorial Ratings. The Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  8. ^ "2012 Elections Map - 2012 Governor Races". Real Clear Politics. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  9. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". State of Delaware. Retrieved November 7, 2012.

External links[edit]

Campaign sites (Archived)