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United States House of Representatives election in Vermont, 2012


United States House of Representatives election in Vermont, 2012

The 2012 United States House of Representatives election in Vermont was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 to elect the U.S. Representative from the state's at-large congressional district. The election coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including a quadrennial presidential election and an election to the U.S. Senate. A primary election was held on August 28, 2012.[1]


  • Democratic nomination 1
    • Candidates 1.1
  • Republican nomination 2
    • Candidates 2.1
  • General election 3
    • Candidates 3.1
    • General Election Results 3.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Democratic nomination


Republican nomination


General election


  • James "Sam" Desrochers (I)[4]
  • Mark Donka (R), police officer and former member of the Hartford Board of Selectmen
  • Andre LaFramboise (VoteKISS)[4]
  • Peter Welch (D), incumbent U.S. Representative

General Election Results

Vermont At-Large Congressional District 2012 [5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter Welch (Incumbent)[6] 208,600 72.01%
Republican Mark Donka 67,543 23.32%
Independent James “Sam” Desrochers 8,302 2.87%
Liberty Union Jane Newton 4,065 1.40%
VoteKISS[7] Andre Laframboise 1,153 0.40%
Totals 289,753 100.0%


  1. ^ "2012 Election Dates".  
  2. ^ Bromage, Andy (April 18, 2012). "Sanders and Welch Raising Big Bucks for Reelection, Despite Lack of Strong Opponents".  
  3. ^ Moats, Thatcher (May 13, 2012). "Vt. politics shifts to campaign mode". Vermont Today. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Heintz, Paul (June 13, 2012). "Calling All Candidates: One Day Left to File".  
  5. ^ "Vermont Secretary of State". Vermont Secretary of State Elections. 
  6. ^ Peter Welch was also the candidate for the Working Families Party.
  7. ^ "VoteKISS Home". VoteKISS party. 

External links

  • Elections Division at the Vermont Secretary of State
  • United States House of Representatives elections in Vermont, 2012 at Ballotpedia
  • Vermont U.S. House from
  • Campaign contributions for U.S. Congressional races in Vermont from
  • Outside spending at the Sunlight Foundation
Official campaign websites
  • Mark Donka campaign website
  • Peter Welch campaign website
  • James "Sam" Desrochers
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