Utah gubernatorial election, 2012

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Utah gubernatorial election, 2012
Utah
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Nominee Gary Herbert Peter Cooke
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Greg Bell Vincent Rampton
Popular vote 624,678 253,514
Percentage 68.4% 27.7%

Utah Governor Election Results by County, 2012.svg
County results

Governor before election

Gary Herbert
Republican

Elected Governor

Gary Herbert
Republican

The 2012 Utah gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 2012. It was won by Republican incumbents, Governor Gary Herbert and Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell.

Republican nomination[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Defeated at convention[2][edit]

Declined[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Gary
Herbert
David
Kirkham
Morgan
Philpot
Ken
Sumison
Other/
Undecided
Mason-Dixon April 9–11, 2012 422 ± 4.9% 69% 2% 13% 1% 15%

Convention results[edit]

Republican convention, 1st round results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gary Herbert 2,253 57.67
Republican Morgan Philpot 905 23.16
Republican David Kirkham 358 9.16
Republican Ken Sumsion 254 6.50
Republican William Skokos 128 3.28
Republican Lane Ronnow 9 0.23
Total votes 3,907 100
Republican convention, 2nd round results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gary Herbert 2,464 63.26
Republican Morgan Philpot 1,431 36.74
Total votes 3,895 100

Democratic nomination[edit]

Candidate[edit]

Declined[edit]

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Gary Herbert (Republican), incumbent governor
  • Running mate: Greg Bell, incumbent lieutenant governor
  • Peter Cooke (Democratic), businessman and retired major general in the United States Army Reserve
  • Running mate: Vincent Rampton, attorney and son of former Governor Cal Rampton[12]
  • Kirk D Pearson (Constitution)[13]
  • Running mate: Tim Aalders
  • Running mate: Robert Latham, attorney [15]

Debates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Gary
Herbert (R)
Peter
Cooke (D)
Other/
Undecided
Deseret News/KSL October 26–November 1, 2012 870 ± 43.4% 69% 24% 5%
Key Research October 9–13, 2012 500 ± 4.4% 65% 19% 15%
Utah State University October 8–13, 2012 n/a ± 7.6% 76% 17% 7%
Mason-Dixon April 9–11, 2012 625 ± 4% 65% 27% 8%

Results[edit]

Utah gubernatorial election, 2012 [16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Gary R. Herbert (inc.) 624,678 68.37% +4.30%
Democratic Peter S. Cooke 253,514 27.75% -4.15%
Libertarian Ken Larsen 19,956 2.18% +0.18%
Constitution Kirk D. Pearson 15,548 1.70% n/a
Write-ins
Margin of victory 371,164 40.62% +8.46%
Turnout 913,696* 60.38%
Republican hold Swing

*Note: The ±% column reflects the change in total number of votes won by each party from the previous election. Neither the vote shares nor the turnout figure account for write-ins. Turnout percentage is the portion of registered voters (1,513,241 as of 11/6/2012)[17] who voted.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gehrke, Robert (December 19, 2011). "Retired general poised to take on Herbert in gubernatorial race". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved December 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d Gehrke, Robert; Canham, Matt (April 21, 2012). "Herbert wins nod, Philpot feels betrayed". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ Meyers, Donald W. (January 18, 2012). "Utah tea party founder Kirkham takes on Herbert". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved January 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ Hesterman, Billy (November 30, 2011). "Philpot to challenge Herbert in 2012". Daily Herald. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  5. ^ Davidson, Lee (November 11, 2011). "Utah governor faces challenge from inside the GOP". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ Roche, Lisa Riley (November 10, 2011). "GOP lawmaker to run against Gov. Herbert". Deseret News. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ Romboy, Dennis (November 14, 2011). "Sandstrom announces bid for Utah's new congressional district seat". Deseret News. Retrieved November 14, 2011. 
  8. ^ Roche, Lisa Riley (June 9, 2011). "Two Utah political heavyweights eyeing key races". Deseret News. Retrieved June 10, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "Election Results: Utah Governor's Race". Utah Republican Party. April 21, 2012. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  10. ^ Isenstadt, Alex (December 15, 2011). "Matheson to run for reelection". Politico. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  11. ^ Toeplitz, Shira (December 15, 2011). "Matheson to Run in New Utah District". Roll Call. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  12. ^ Gehrke, Robert (April 19, 2012). "Rampton named as Peter Cooke's running mate". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  13. ^ "2012 Candidate Filings - Lieutenant Governor's Office: Elections". Elections.utah.gov. 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 
  14. ^ Ken Larsen Free Speech Message. "Ken Larsen". Vote Utah. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 
  15. ^ "Why Choose Rob? « J. Robert Latham | Attorney at Law". Jrobertlatham.pro. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 
  16. ^ "2012 Election Results Map by State - Live Voting Updates". Politico.Com. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 
  17. ^ "Voters by Party and Status - Lieutenant Governor's Office: Elections". Elections.utah.gov. 2013-01-07. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 

External links[edit]

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