2012 United States House of Representatives election in South Dakota

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United States House of Representatives election in South Dakota, 2012

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  Kristi Noem portrait.jpg No image.svg
Nominee Kristi Noem Matt Varilek
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 207,640 153,789
Percentage 57.5% 42.5%

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County Results
Noem:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Varilek:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

U.S. Representative before election

Kristi Noem
Republican

Elected U.S. Representative

Kristi Noem
Republican

The 2012 United States House of Representatives election in South Dakota was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 to elect the single U.S. Representative from South Dakota's At-large congressional district, comprising the entire state of South Dakota. The election coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including a quadrennial presidential election.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declined[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matt Varilek 21,759 71.9
Democratic Jeff Barth 8,494 28.1
Total votes 30,253 100.0

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Kristi
Noem (R)
Matt
Varilek (D)
Undecided
Nielson Brothers Polling August 29 – September 6, 2012 509 ± 4.34% 51% 42% 7%
Nielson Brothers Polling July 19–23, 2012 541 ± 4.21% 47% 46% 7%

Results[edit]

South Dakota's at-large congressional district, 2012[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Kristi Noem (incumbent) 207,640 57.45% +9.33%
Democratic Matt Varilek 153,789 42.55% -3.34%
Total votes 361,429 100.0% N/A
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Luther, Megan (July 16, 2011). "Rep. Noem gears up for re-election campaign". Argus Leader. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
  2. ^ Hayworth, Bret (December 2, 2011). "Politically Speaking: Varilek enters race for South Dakota congressional seat". Sioux City Journal. Retrieved December 2, 2011.
  3. ^ "Stephanie Herseth Sandlin officially announces she will not run for office in 2012". Argus Leader. January 21, 2011. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  4. ^ "Statewide Races". Secretary of State of South Dakota. June 25, 2012. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
  5. ^ "Secretary of State — Statewide Races" (PDF). South Dakota Secretary of State. Retrieved November 28, 2012.

External links[edit]

Campaign sites (Archived)