United States House of Representatives election in Vermont, 2012

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The 2012 United States House of Representatives election in Vermont was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 to elect the U.S. Representative from the state's at-large congressional district. The election coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including a quadrennial presidential election and an election to the U.S. Senate. A primary election was held on August 28, 2012.[1]

Democratic nomination[edit]


Republican nomination[edit]


General election[edit]


  • James "Sam" Desrochers (I)[4]
  • Mark Donka (R), police officer and former member of the Hartford Board of Selectmen
  • Andre LaFramboise (VoteKISS)[4]
  • Peter Welch (D), incumbent U.S. Representative

General Election Results[edit]

Vermont At-Large Congressional District 2012 [5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter Welch (Incumbent)[6] 208,600 72.01
Republican Mark Donka 67,543 23.32
Independent James “Sam” Desrochers 8,302 2.87
Liberty Union Jane Newton 4,065 1.40
VoteKISS[7] Andre Laframboise 1,153 0.40
Total votes 289,753 100.0


  1. ^ "2012 Election Dates". Secretary of State of Vermont. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ Bromage, Andy (April 18, 2012). "Sanders and Welch Raising Big Bucks for Reelection, Despite Lack of Strong Opponents". Seven Days. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ Moats, Thatcher (May 13, 2012). "Vt. politics shifts to campaign mode". Vermont Today. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Heintz, Paul (June 13, 2012). "Calling All Candidates: One Day Left to File". Seven Days. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Vermont Secretary of State". Vermont Secretary of State Elections. 
  6. ^ Peter Welch was also the candidate for the Working Families Party.
  7. ^ "VoteKISS Home". VoteKISS party. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites