West Virginia gubernatorial election, 2012

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West Virginia gubernatorial election, 2012
West Virginia
2011 ←
November 6, 2012 (2012-11-06)
→ 2016

  Earl Ray Tomblin 2.jpg
Nominee Earl Ray Tomblin Bill Maloney
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 331,116 299,682
Percentage 50.5% 45.7%

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County results

Governor before election

Earl Ray Tomblin
Democratic

Elected Governor

Earl Ray Tomblin
Democratic

The 2012 West Virginia gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 2012, to elect the governor of West Virginia. Democratic incumbent Earl Ray Tomblin, who was elected Governor in a special election in 2011, was eligible to seek a full four-year term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Ray Tomblin (incumbent) 170,481 84.4%
Democratic Arne Moltis 31,587 15.6%
Totals 202,068 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Maloney 86,925 83.5%
Republican Ralph William Clark 17,165 16.5%
Totals 104,090 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Other potential candidates[edit]

Debates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Earl Ray
Tomblin (D)
Bill
Maloney (R)
Undecided
R.L. Repass August 22–25, 2012 401 ± 4.9% 56% 35% 9%
R.L. Repass April 25–28, 2012 410 ± 4.8% 60% 32% 8%

Results[edit]

West Virginia gubernatorial election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Earl Ray Tomblin (inc.) 331,116 50.47% +1.00%
Republican Bill Maloney 299,682 45.68% -1.46%
Mountain Jesse Johnson 16,476 2.51% +0.49%
Libertarian David Moran 8,760 1.34%
Margin of victory 31,434 4.79% +2.45%
Turnout 656,034 53.15% +28.33%
Democratic hold Swing

Note: The ±% column reflects the change in total number of votes won by each party from the previous (special) election. Neither the vote shares nor turnout figures account for write-ins. Turnout percentage is the portion of registered voters (1,234,367 as of 10/1/2012)[9] who voted.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Messina, Lawrence (January 28, 2012). "W.Va. candidates file for Congress, state offices". The Washington Examiner. Associated Press. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ Ali, Ann (January 19, 2012). "Tomblin files for governor". State Journal. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Hicks, Ian (November 29, 2011). "Maloney May Try Again". The Intelligencer & Wheeling News Register. Retrieved January 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Statewide Results". Secretary of State of West Virginia. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Rivard, Ry; Hunt, Jared (January 26, 2012). "Maloney ready for another shot against Tomblin". Charleston Daily Mail. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  6. ^ Rivard, Ry (October 25, 2011). "GOP Chairman: Not running for public office in ’12". Charleston Daily Mail. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Mountain Party nominates Johnson, Baber at Sutton convention". The Charleston Gazette. July 24, 2012. Retrieved August 1, 2012. 
  8. ^ "David Moran for Governor". Libertarian Party of West Virginia. Retrieved August 6, 2012. 
  9. ^ http://www.sos.wv.gov/elections/history/Pages/Voter_Registration_Totals.aspx

External links[edit]

Candidate sites