West Virginia Gubernatorial Election 2012

2012 West Virginia Gubernatorial Election

West Virginia Governor Election 2012

West Virginia Gubernatorial Election 2012 Earl Ray Tomblin Bill Maloney
Nominee Earl Ray Tomblin Bill Maloney
Party Democratic Republican
Governor Before Election

Earl Ray Tomblin
Democratic

Elected Governor

Earl Ray Tomblin

West Virginia Gubernatorial 2012 General Election Results

West Virginia gubernatorial election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Democratic Earl Ray Tomblin (inc.) 331,116 50.47% +1.00%
  Republican Bill Maloney 299,682 45.68% -1.46%
  Mountain Jesse Johnson 16,476 2.51% +0.49%
  Libertarian David Moran 8,760 1.34%
Margin of victory 31,434 4.79% +2.45%
Turnout 656,034 53.15% +28.33%
  Democratic hold Swing    

West Virginia Gubernatorial Election 2012 Candidates List

  • Jesse Johnson (Mountain), former gubernatorial and senate nominee
  • Bill Maloney (R), businessman
  • David Moran (Libertarian), farmer and retired engineer
  • Earl Ray Tomblin (D), incumbent governor

Other Potential Candidates

  • Phil Hudok (Constitution)
  • Norman Ferguson (NPA)

West Virginia Gubernatorial Election 2012 Polling

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%

West Virginia Gubernatorial Election 2012 Key Dates

Deadline Event
Jan. 9 - Jan. 28 Candidate filing period
Apr. 18 Voter registration for primary election
May 8 Primary election
Oct. 24 Voter registration for general election
Nov. 6 General election

West Virginia Gubernatorial Election 2012 Race Tracking

2011 Race Rankings - West Virginia Governor
Race Tracker Race Rating
The Cook Political Report Lean Democratic
Governing Politics Toss-up
Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball Leans Democrat
Rasmussen Reports Gubernatorial Scorecard No prediction yet
The Rothenberg Political Report Lean Democrat
Overall Call Democrat

Earl Ray Tomblin

35th Governor of West Virginia
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 15, 2010
Preceded by Joe Manchin
President of the Senate of West Virginia
In office
January 3, 1995 – November 13, 2011
Preceded by Keith Burdette
Succeeded by Jeff Kessler
Personal Details
Born March 15, 1952 (age 60)
Logan County, West Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Joanne Jaeger
Children 1
Residence Governor's Mansion
Alma mater West Virginia University
Marshall University

Bill Maloney

Personal Details
Born October 2, 1958 (age 54)
Morgantown, West Virginia,
U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater Lehigh University

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