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2012 United States Senate election in Washington

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2012 United States Senate election in Washington

← 2006 November 6, 2012 2018 →
Turnout64.1% (voting eligible)[1]
 
Maria Cantwell, official portrait, 110th Congress 2 (cropped).jpg
Michael Baumgartner crop (cropped).jpg
Nominee Maria Cantwell Michael Baumgartner
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,855,493 1,213,924
Percentage 60.4% 39.6%

Washington Senate Election by County 2012.svg
County results
Cantwell:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Baumgartner:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. Senator before election

Maria Cantwell
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Maria Cantwell
Democratic

The 2012 United States Senate election in Washington took place on November 6, 2012, concurrently with the 2012 U.S. presidential election as well as other elections to the United States Senate and House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell won re-election to a third term by a significant margin.

Background

Maria Cantwell won re-election to serve a second term with 56.85% of the vote against Mike McGavick in the 2006 Washingtonian U.S. senatorial election.

Top-two primary election

Candidates

Democratic

Republican

Declined

Others

  • Will Baker (Reform Party)[6]

Results

Blanket primary results[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Maria Cantwell (incumbent) 626,360 55.42
Republican Michael Baumgartner 344,729 30.50
Republican Art Coday 59,255 5.24
Democratic Timothy Wilson 26,850 2.38
Republican Chuck Jackson 21,870 1.94
Republican Glenn R. Stockwell 21,731 1.92
Republican Mike the Mover 16,459 1.46
Reform Will Baker 12,865 1.14
Total votes 1,130,119 100

General election

Candidates

Debates

Fundraising

Candidate (party) Receipts Disbursements Cash on hand Debt
Maria Cantwell (D) $8,032,254 $6,355,260 $2,176,258 $2,171,350
Michael Baumgartner (R) $689,690 $422,428 $181,841 $45,689
Source: Federal Election Commission[18][19]

Top contributors

[20]

Maria Cantwell Contribution Michael Baumgartner Contribution
Microsoft Corp $83,982 Anderson Hay & Grain $5,000
EMILY's List $77,900 Columbia Management Systems, By Lar $5,000
Morgan & Morgan $40,000 Ignition Partners $5,000
League of Conservation Voters $39,900 Kvc Development Co $5,000
University of Washington $35,900 Acorn Campus Ventures $4,000
K&L Gates $35,048 Legacy LLC $3,523
Boeing Co. $30,625 Inland Empire Paper $3,750
Intellectual Ventures LLC $27,250 Savers Inc $3,523
McBee Strategic Consulting $26,650 Red Lion Hotels $3,500
Second Avenue Partners $24,500 National Cotton Council $3,300

Top industries

[21]

Maria Cantwell Contribution Michael Baumgartner Contribution
Lawyers/Law Firms $696,936 Retired $45,756
Retired $621,231 Financial Institutions $10,000
Lobbyists $539,418 Financial Institutions $310,487
Financial Institutions $310,487 Agribusiness $9,550
Computers/Internet $206,970 Health Professionals $6,150
Real Estate $179,169 Misc Finance $4,250
Health Professionals $169,937 Mining $4,25
Business Services $167,629 Timber/Forest Products $3,750
Casinos/Gambling $165,850 General Contractors $3,000
Entertainment Industry $136,457 Real Estate $2,950

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[22] Solid D November 1, 2012
Sabato's Crystal Ball[23] Safe D November 5, 2012
Rothenberg Political Report[24] Safe D November 2, 2012
Real Clear Politics[25] Likely D November 5, 2012

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Maria
Cantwell (D)
Michael
Baumgartner (R)
Other Undecided
Survey USA November 21–23, 2011 549 ±4.3% 51% 39% 10%
Survey USA January 12–16, 2012 617 ±4.0% 50% 41% 8%
Public Policy Polling February 16–19, 2012 1,264 ±2.76% 51% 36% 13%
Public Policy Polling June 14–17, 2012 1,073 ±3.0% 51% 35% 14%
Survey USA July 16–17, 2012 630 ±4.0% 51% 40% 9%
Survey USA September 7–9, 2012 524 ±4.4% 54% 38% 8%
Rasmussen Reports September 26, 2012 500 ±4.5% 57% 37% 1% 5%
SurveyUSA September 28–30, 2012 540 ±4.3% 53% 40% 6%
The Washington Poll October 1–16, 2012 782 ±3.5% 58% 35% 7%
Rasmussen Reports October 14, 2012 500 ±4.5% 52% 37% 1% 9%
KCTS 9/Washington Poll October 18–31, 2012 632 ±3.9% 61% 33% 6%
Public Policy Polling November 1–3, 2012 932 ±3.2% 57% 39% 4%

Results

United States Senate election in Washington, 2012[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Maria Cantwell (incumbent) 1,855,493 60.45% +3.60%
Republican Michael Baumgartner 1,213,924 39.55% -0.38%
Total votes 3,069,417 100.0% N/A
Democratic hold

See also

References

  1. ^ Dr. Michael McDonald (February 9, 2013). "2012 General Election Turnout Rates". George Mason University. Archived from the original on April 24, 2013. Retrieved April 6, 2013.
  2. ^ Blumenthal, Les (November 21, 2010). "Washington state's Cantwell not looking ahead to 2012 -- yet". McClatchy Newspapers. Archived from the original on November 19, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2010.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 13, 2016. Retrieved September 1, 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Makupfront: Up Front With Robert Mak
  5. ^ Camden, Jim (January 30, 2012). "U.S. Senate race: Cantwell has $4 million in bank". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  6. ^ a b c d "2012 Candidates Appearing in the Primary". Secretary of State of Washington. Retrieved August 1, 2012.
  7. ^ "Candidate Statement". Secretary of State of Washington. Retrieved August 1, 2012.
  8. ^ "Corporation Registration Detail". Secretary of State of Washington. Retrieved August 1, 2012.
  9. ^ Myrick, Bryan (March 12, 2012). "Port Commission President Bill Bryant Will Not Challenge Cantwell for U.S. Senate". NW Daily Marker.
  10. ^ "Endorsements - Art Coday for US Senate, Washington 2012". Archived from the original on March 23, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2012.
  11. ^ Faulk, Mike (February 24, 2012). "Doc Hastings rules out reform". Yakima Herald-Republic. Tri-City Herald. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  12. ^ Mathieu, Stevie (January 16, 2012). "Congresswoman talks town halls, confirms re-election bid". The Columbian. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  13. ^ "John Koster officially files to unseat Rep. Rick Larsen | Politics | Everett News". Archived from the original on April 2, 2012. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
  14. ^ Camden, Jim; Brunt, Jonathan (March 17, 2011). "McMorris Rodgers starting 2012 campaign". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  15. ^ Brunner, Jim (February 2, 2012). "Reichert won't challenge Cantwell for U.S. Senate seat". The Seattle Times.
  16. ^ Mak, Robert (October 26, 2011). "GOP Senate hopeful drops out of race". KING 5 News. Archived from the original on February 11, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 10, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  18. ^ Cantwell Campaign Finances[permanent dead link]
  19. ^ Baumgartner Campaign Finances[permanent dead link]
  20. ^ [http://www.opensecrets.org/races/contrib.php?cycle=2012&id=WAS1 Center for Responsive Politics
  21. ^ Donors by Industry (opensecrets.org)
  22. ^ "2012 Senate Race Ratings for November 1, 2012". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  23. ^ "2012 Senate". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  24. ^ "2012 Senate Ratings". Senate Ratings. The Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  25. ^ "2012 Elections Map - Battle for the Senate 2012". Real Clear Politics. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  26. ^ https://results.vote.wa.gov/results/20121106/US-Senator.html

External links

Official campaign websites (Archived)
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