United States House of Representatives election in Vermont, 2012

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United States House of Representatives election in Vermont, At-large district, 2012
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  Peter Welch official 110th Congress photo.jpg No image.svg
Nominee Peter Welch Mark Donka
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 208,600 67,543
Percentage 72.01% 23.32%

At-large before election

Peter Welch

Elected Representative

Peter Welch

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