United States House of Representatives election in Delaware, 2012

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United States House of Representatives election in Delaware, 2012
Delaware
2010 ←
November 6, 2012 → 2014

  John Carney cropped.jpg
Nominee John Carney Tom Kovach
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 249,933 129,757
Percentage 64.4% 33.4%

Representative before election

John Carney
Democratic

Elected Representative

John Carney
Democratic

Map of Delaware's At-large congressional district

The 2012 United States House of Representatives election in Delaware took place on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Voters elected a member of the United States House of Representatives to represent Delaware's At-large congressional district, encompassing the entire state of Delaware. Incumbent Democratic Representative John Carney defeated Republican challenger Tom Kovach to win a second term.

Democratic nomination[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Republican nomination[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Kovach 15,018 65.6
Republican Rose Izzo 7,888 34.4
Total votes 22,906 100

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • John Carney (D), incumbent U.S. Representative
  • Tom Kovach (R), New Castle County Council president
  • Scott Gesty (L), accountant. Gesty has also been endorsed by the Independent Party of Delaware.[5]
  • Bernie August (Green)[6]

Results[edit]

Delaware's At-large congressional district election, 2012[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Carney (incumbent) 249,933 64.4
Republican Tom Kovach 129,757 33.4
Green Bernard August 4,273 1.1
Libertarian Scott Gesty 4,096 1.1
Total votes 388,059 100.00
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hayes, Jennifer (August 8, 2012). "Following the money trail: Delaware congressional candidates off to a slow start". Dover Post. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Izzo running for U.S. House seat again". The News Journal. October 12, 2011. Retrieved October 12, 2011. [dead link]
  3. ^ Cherry, Amy (October 11, 2011). "NCCo Council President running for Congress". WDEL. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ "State of Delaware Primary Election Official Results". State of Delaware. Retrieved November 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Independent Party of Delaware endorses Scott Gesty for US House". Scott Gesty for U.S. Congress. August 7, 2012. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  6. ^ "GPDE nominates candidates for U.S. Senate, House". Green Party of Delaware. June 8, 2012. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  7. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". State of Delaware. Retrieved November 7, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites