Vermont gubernatorial election, 2012

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Vermont gubernatorial election, 2012
Vermont
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Nominee Peter Shumlin Randy Brock
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 170,749 110,940
Percentage 57.8% 37.6%

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

Governor before election

Peter Shumlin
Democratic

Elected Governor

Peter Shumlin
Democratic

The 2012 Vermont gubernatorial election took place on November 6, 2012, to elect the Governor of Vermont. Incumbent governor Peter Shumlin was successful in his re-election bid.

Democratic nomination[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Republican nomination[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declined[edit]

Progressive nomination[edit]

Candidates[edit]

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Martha Abbott (Progressive), chairwoman of the Vermont Progressive Party
  • Randy Brock (R), state senator and former state auditor
  • Dave Eagle (Liberty Union)
  • Cris Ericson (U.S. Marijuana), perennial candidate who also ran for the U.S. Senate[8]
  • Emily Peyton (Independent)[9]
  • Peter Shumlin (D), incumbent

Debates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Peter
Shumlin (D)
Randy
Brock (R)
Undecided
Castleton Polling August 11–21, 2012 477 ± 4.5% 60% 26% 13%
Vermont Business Magazine May 7–16, 2012 607 ± 4.0% 60% 27% 11%
Public Policy Polling July 28–31, 2011 1,233 ± 2.8% 51% 29% 20%

Results[edit]

Election results, Governor of Vermont, November 6, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter Shumlin 170,749 57.80%
Republican Randy Brock 110,940 37.55%
Independent Emily Peyton 5,868 1.99%
Marijuana Cris Ericson 5,583 1.89%
Liberty Union Dave Eagle 1,303 0.44%
Other Write-ins 969 0.33%
Total votes 295,412 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shumlin Announces His Re-election Bid". Vermont Public Radio. June 12, 2012. Retrieved June 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Galloway, Anne (December 7, 2011). "Vermont GOP backs Brock for 2012 gubernatorial bid". VTDigger.org. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Steimle, Susie (December 7, 2011). "Brock to run for governor". WCAX. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ Marcy, Darren; Kumka, Cristina (December 21, 2011). "Lauzon wants 2 more years in Barre". Vermont Today. Retrieved February 15, 2012. 
  5. ^ Hallenbeck, Terri (April 25, 2012). "Rutland publisher seeks GOP bid for governor". The Burlington Free Press. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 
  6. ^ Remsen, Nancy (September 23, 2011). "Salmon says he wants to remain as Vermont Auditor". The Burlington Free Press. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  7. ^ Heintz, Paul (May 21, 2012). "Prog Candidate to Challenge Gov. Shumlin — At Least For Now". Seven Days. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  8. ^ McCarty, Alicia (November 13, 2011). "A look ahead to the key races in the Northeast in 2012". USA Today. Retrieved February 15, 2012. 
  9. ^ Dobbs, Taylor (June 13, 2012). "Sanders' papers filed, Peyton running for governor". VTDigger.org. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Campaign sites (Archived)