2012 Missouri Secretary of State election

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Missouri Secretary of State election, 2012

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Nominee Jason Kander Shane Schoeller
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,298,022 1,258,937
Percentage 48.9% 47.4%

Missouri Secretary of State Election Results by County, 2012.svg
County results
Kander:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      80–90%
Schoeller:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Secretary of State before election

Robin Carnahan
Democratic

Elected Secretary of State

Jason Kander
Democratic

The Missouri Secretary of State election, 2012 was held on November 6, 2012, alongside the presidential and gubernatorial elections. Democratic State Representative Jason Kander defeated Republican Speaker Pro Tem Shane Schoeller by 39,085 votes.

Background[edit]

Incumbent Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan won the 2008 Missouri secretary of state election with 61.8% of the vote against Republican candidate Mitchell Hubbard. She announced on September 30, 2011 that she will not run for reelection, creating an open seat in 2012.[1]

Timeline[edit]

  • March 27, 2012 - Filing deadline for Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians[2]
  • August 7, 2012 - Primary (gubernatorial and other statewide office) elections[2]
  • August 21, 2012 - Filing deadline for other third parties and Independents[2]
  • November 6, 2012 - General election.[2]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shane Schoeller 193,207 35.3
Republican Scott Rupp 188,701 34.5
Republican Bill Stouffer 165,588 30.2
Total votes 547,496 100.0

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]

  • Stacey Newman, state representative[12]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jason Kander 247,630 86.9
Democratic MD Rabbi Alam 37,390 13.1
Total votes 285,020 100.0

General election results[edit]

2012 Race for Secretary of State of Missouri[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jason Kander 1,298,022 48.9%
Republican Shane Schoeller 1,258,937 47.4%
Libertarian Cisse W. Spragins 70,814 2.7%
Constitution Justin Harter 27,710 1.0%
Margin of victory 39,085 1.03%
Total votes 2,655,483 100%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 314-340-8268, JAKE WAGMAN • jwagman@post-dispatch.com >. "Robin Carnahan will not run for a third term as secretary of state".
  2. ^ a b c d [1] from the Missouri Secretary of State
  3. ^ Young, Virginia. "Rupp announces he'll run for secretary of state".
  4. ^ "Shane Schoeller, Greene County Clerk". www.shaneschoeller.org.
  5. ^ 573-635-6178, VIRGINIA YOUNG • vyoung@post-dispatch.com >. "State senator from Wentzville may run for secretary of state".
  6. ^ Wagman, Jake. "Metal company drops coin on Mo. candidates".
  7. ^ a b http://www.kansascity.com/2011/09/30/3177699/robin-carnahan-wont-seek-re-election.html
  8. ^ http://www.kansascity.com/2011/11/14/3266516/lager-enters-gop-race-for-missouri.html
  9. ^ "GOP attorney Ed Martin to run for Mo. Senate". 31 January 2011.
  10. ^ a b "Election Night Reporting". MO Secretary of State. August 8, 2012. Archived from the original on December 12, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2012.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2012-08-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ Wagman, Jake. "Sec. of State race breeds intrigue on both sides of the aisle".
  13. ^ http://www.stlbeacon.org/voices/blogs/political-blogs/beacon-backroom/115356-kander-fattens-bank-account-for-secretary-of-state-bid-while-ryan-drops-out
  14. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/missouri/article_542f0e23-c41f-526f-adf6-9d30ba06a3a7.html[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ IT, Missouri Secretary of State -. "State of Missouri - Election Night Results". enr.sos.mo.gov. Archived from the original on 2013-05-24. Retrieved 2019-05-16.

External links[edit]

  • Elections from the Missouri Secretary of State
Official campaign websites