2012 West Virginia gubernatorial election

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West Virginia gubernatorial election, 2012

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  Earl Ray Tomblin 2 (cropped).jpg Bill Maloney.jpg
Nominee Earl Ray Tomblin Bill Maloney
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 335,468 303,291
Percentage 50.5% 45.6%

West Virginia Governor Election Results by County, 2012.svg
County results
Tomblin:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Maloney:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%

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 elected to a full four-year term. The election was a rematch of the 2011 special election.

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
Total votes 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
Total votes 104,090 100

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Other potential candidates[edit]

Debates[edit]

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[9] Lean D November 1, 2012
Sabato's Crystal Ball[10] Lean D November 5, 2012
Rothenberg Political Report[11] Lean D November 2, 2012
Real Clear Politics[12] Likely D November 5, 2012

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[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Earl Ray Tomblin (incumbent) 335,468 50.49% +0.94%
Republican Bill Maloney 303,291 45.65% -1.40%
Mountain Jesse Johnson 16,787 2.53% +0.51%
Libertarian David Moran 8,909 1.34% N/A
Total votes 664,455 100.0% N/A
Democratic hold

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.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Ali, Ann (January 19, 2012). "Tomblin files for governor". State Journal. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. 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. ^ "2012 Governor Race Ratings for November 1, 2012". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  10. ^ "PROJECTION: OBAMA WILL LIKELY WIN SECOND TERM". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  11. ^ "2012 Gubernatorial Ratings". Gubernatorial Ratings. The Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  12. ^ "2012 Elections Map - 2012 Governor Races". Real Clear Politics. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  13. ^ http://services.sos.wv.gov/apps/elections/results/results.aspx?year=2012&eid=13&county=Statewide

External links[edit]

Candidate sites (Archived)