Vermont election results 2012: Sen. Bernard Sanders wins reelection; Peter Shumlin reelected as governor

November 6, 2012

Here is a summary of the election results in Vermont: (View full map)

President

Obama racked up an early victory in the state of Vermont, according to the Associated Press. Vermont is a reliably Democratic state, and was the first state to be called for Obama for the second election in a row.

Senate

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I), an independent who caucuses with Democrats, defeated Republican challenger John MacGovern. Sanders was elected to the Senate in 2006, succeeding Jim Jeffords (I). MacGovern was considered a long-shot candidate, and received little funding from the state or national GOP parties.

House

Rep. Peter Welch (D) coasted to victory as the state’s at-large representative, defeating Republican challenger Mark Donka. Donka was a severely underfunded candidate; he didn’t meet the $5,000 fundraising threshold that would have required a campaign finance report in September. Welch, who was elected to the House in 2006, raised over $1 million for the race.

Governor

Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) won reelection as expected, defeating Republican challenger GOP State Senator Randy Brock. Much of Shumlin’s popularity stemmed from his handling of the recovery from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, which caused widespread destruction in the state.

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