2012 Missouri Governor's Race - Candidates, Debates and Primary Results

This page displays the information for the governor's race in Missouri. This includes candidates, dates, and political views. The tables below show the candidates for the general election with an option to compare those candidates after the primary. This is followed by the primary candidates and the number of political views we have for each representative. Selecting one of these representatives takes you to the profile for this candidate and a full list of their political positions, speeches, and controversies.

2012 Missouri Governor's Race - General Election Candidates

General Election Candidates and Results
Missouri governor election - class or district
PercVotesPartyCandidate
54.7%1485147DJay Nixon
42.6%1157475RDave Spence
2.7%73196LJim Higgins
Election Information for Missouri
Primary DateAugust 07, 2012
General DateNovember 06, 2012
IncumbentJay Nixon
Incumbent StatusSeeking Re-election
Election Projection
Presidential Election2012 Election

2012 Missouri Governor's Race - Primary Election Candidates

Democrats - Primary Election
Democrat governor Primary Election in Missouri - class or district
PercVotesCandidateViews
86%269713Jay Nixon15
8%25706William Campbell0
6%18224Clay Thunderhawk0
Republicans - Primary Election
Republican governor Primary Election in Missouri - class or district
PercVotesCandidateViews
60%333389Dave Spence0
16%90617Bill Randles0
15%83602Fred Sauer0
9%48991John Weiler0

Important Dates

DateImportant Item
January 11, 2012Last day to register to vote in the February 7, 2012 Presidential primary.
February 07, 2012Presidential Primary
July 11, 2012Last day to register to vote in the August 7, 2012 primary election.
August 07, 2012Primary election date for President, Governor, Senate, and House.
November 06, 2012General election date - House, Senate, Governor, and President on the ballot.

Past Election Results

Election Results for Governors seat in Missouri in 2012
Past Election Results - Governor of Missouri
Jay Nixon
58%
2008
39%
Kenny Hulshof
Claire McCaskill
48%
2004
51%
Matt Blunt
Robert Lee Holden, J
49%
2000
48%
Jim Talent
Mel Carnahan
57%
1996
40%
Margaret Kelly
Mel Carnahan
59%
1992
41%
William L. Webster
Betty C. Hearnes
35%
1988
64%
John Ashcroft