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California State Senate election, 2012


California State Senate election, 2012

California State Senate election, 2012

November 6, 2012 (2012-11-06)

20 seats from odd-numbered districts in the California State Senate
  Majority party Minority party
Leader Darrell Steinberg Bob Huff
Leader's seat 6th–Sacramento 29th–Diamond Bar
Seats before 25 14
Seats after 29 10
Seat change Increase 4 Decrease 4
Popular vote 4,035,256 2,321,286
Percentage 62.61% 36.02%

     Democratic hold     Democratic gain (including new seats)     Republican hold

Pro Tem before election

Darrell Steinberg

Pro Tem-designate

Darrell Steinberg

The 2012 California State Senate election was held on November 6, 2012, with the primary election on June 5, 2012. Voters in the 20 odd-numbered districts of the California State Senate voted for their representatives. Other elections were also held on November 6.


California State Senate elections, 2012
Primary election — June 5, 2012
Party Votes Percentage Candidates Advancing to general Seats contesting
Democratic 1,534,788 59.34% 28 22 20
Republican 1,015,668 39.27% 20 16 16
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