2012 Michigan Senate Race - Candidates, Debates and Primary Results

This page displays the information for the Michigan senate race. 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 Michigan Senate Race - General Election Candidates

General Election Candidates and Results
Michigan senate election - class or district 1
PercVotesPartyCandidate
58.3%2659876DDebbie Stabenow
38.4%1753140RPeter Hoekstra
1.8%83773LScott Boman
0.6%27675GHarley Mikkelson
0.6%25619TxRichard Matkin
0.2%11098NLJohn Litle
Election Information for Michigan
Primary DateAugust 07, 2012
General DateNovember 06, 2012
IncumbentDebbie Stabenow
Incumbent StatusSeeking Re-election
Election ProjectionSolid Democrat
Presidential Election2012 Election

2012 Michigan Senate Race - Primary Election Candidates

Democrats - Primary Election
 
Democrat senate Primary Election in Michigan - class or district 1
PercVotesCandidateViews
100%554951Debbie Stabenow37
Republicans - Primary Election
Republican senate Primary Election in Michigan - class or district 1
PercVotesCandidateViews
89%398470Peter Hoekstra17
11%48742Randy Hekman17

Description of Election

Primary Election

Democratic Incumbent Senator Debbie Stabenow did not face a primary challenger and will start out the general election race well ahead in a heavily Democratic state. On the Republican side, the party was able to eliminate all but two candidates prior to the election. The remaining candidates are former Congressman Pete Hoekstra and Judge Randy Hekman.

In total, the party was able to keep 6 other candidates off the ballot before the primary election. These candidates included Scotty Boman, Clark Durant, Gary Glenn, Peter Konetchy, and Chuck Marino

Debates

DatePartyDebateParticipants
November 09, 2012RBakers Banquet ForumScotty Boman, Clark Durant, Gary Glenn, Randy Hekman, Peter Konetchy, and Chuck Marino
May 21, 2012RRomeo Area TEA Party ForumPeter Konetchy, Clark Durant, Scotty Boman, Randy Hekman, Gary Glenn
January 24, 2012ROttawa County Patriots ForumPeter Konetchy, Scotty Boman, Randy Hekman, Gary Glenn, Peter Hoekstra, Chuck Marino
January 14, 2012RMi4CS - CMU DebatePeter Konetchy, Scotty Boman, Randy Hekman, Gary Glenn, Chuck Marino
January 10, 2012RPlainwell Patriots - Lincoln, Douglas Style DebateClark Durant, Gary Glenn
January 07, 2012RPatriots ForumScotty Boman, Clark Durant, Gary Glenn, Randy Hekman, Peter Hoekstra, Peter Konetchy, Chuck Marino, Rick Wilson

Past Election Results

Election Results for Senate seat class 1 in Michigan in 2012
Past Election Results - US Senate Seat Class 1 - Michigan
Debbie Stabenow
57%
2006
41%
Michael Bouchard
Debbie Stabenow
49%
2000
48%
Spencer Abraham
Bob Carr
43%
1994
52%
Spencer Abraham
Donald W. Riegle
60%
1988
38%
Jim Dunn
Donald W. Riegle Jr.
58%
1982
41%
Philip E. Ruppe