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Vermont gubernatorial election, 2012

Vermont gubernatorial election, 2012

November 6, 2012 (2012-11-06)

Nominee Peter Shumlin Randy Brock
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 170,863[1] 110,970[1]
Percentage 58.0% 37.7%

County results

Governor before election

Peter Shumlin

Elected Governor

Peter Shumlin

The 2012 Vermont gubernatorial election took place on November 6, 2012, to elect the Governor of Vermont. Incumbent governor Peter Shumlin was successful in his re-election bid.

Democratic nomination


Republican nomination



Progressive nomination


General election


  • Martha Abbott (Progressive), chairwoman of the Vermont Progressive Party
  • Randy Brock (R), state senator and former state auditor
  • Dave Eagle (Liberty Union)
  • Cris Ericson (U.S. Marijuana), perennial candidate, also running for the U.S. Senate[9]
  • Emily Peyton (Independent)[10]
  • Peter Shumlin (D), incumbent


  • Complete video of debate, C-SPAN, October 13, 2012


Poll source Date(s)
Margin of
Shumlin (D)
Brock (R)
Castleton Polling August 11–21, 2012 477 ± 4.5% 60% 26% 13%
Vermont Business Magazine May 7–16, 2012 607 ± 4.0% 60% 27% 11%
Public Policy Polling July 28–31, 2011 1,233 ± 2.8% 51% 29% 20%


Election results, Governor of Vermont, November 6, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter Shumlin 170,598 58%
Republican Randy Brock 110,940 37.7%
Independent Emily Peyton 5,868 2.0%
Marijuana Cris Ericson 5,583 1.9%
Liberty Union Dave Eagle 1,303 0.4%
Totals 295,413 100%


  1. ^ a b The New York Times . 
  2. ^ "Shumlin Announces His Re-election Bid".  
  3. ^ a b c d Galloway, Anne (December 7, 2011). "Vermont GOP backs Brock for 2012 gubernatorial bid". Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Steimle, Susie (December 7, 2011). "Brock to run for governor".  
  5. ^ Marcy, Darren; Kumka, Cristina (December 21, 2011). "Lauzon wants 2 more years in Barre". Vermont Today. Retrieved February 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ Hallenbeck, Terri (April 25, 2012). "Rutland publisher seeks GOP bid for governor".  
  7. ^ Remsen, Nancy (September 23, 2011). "Salmon says he wants to remain as Vermont Auditor".  
  8. ^ Heintz, Paul (May 21, 2012). "Prog Candidate to Challenge Gov. Shumlin — At Least For Now".  
  9. ^ McCarty, Alicia (November 13, 2011). "A look ahead to the key races in the Northeast in 2012".  
  10. ^ Dobbs, Taylor (June 13, 2012). "Sanders' papers filed, Peyton running for governor". Retrieved June 23, 2012. 

External links

  • Elections and Campaign Finance Division at the Vermont Secretary of State
Campaign sites
  • Randy Brock for Governor
  • Peter Shumlin for Governor
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