2012 Pennsylvania Senate Race - Candidates, Debates and Primary Results

This page displays the information for the Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania Senate Race - General Election Candidates

General Election Candidates and Results
Pennsylvania senate election - class or district 1
PercVotesPartyCandidate
53.6%2943289DRobert Casey
44.7%2453730RTom Smith
1.7%94362LRayburn Smith
Election Information for Pennsylvania
Primary DateApril 24, 2012
General DateNovember 06, 2012
IncumbentRobert Casey
Incumbent StatusSeeking Re-election
Election ProjectionSolid Democrat
Presidential Election2012 Election

2012 Pennsylvania Senate Race - Primary Election Candidates

Democrats - Primary Election
Democrat senate Primary Election in Pennsylvania - class or district 1
PercVotesCandidateViews
81%559079Robert Casey36
19%132570Joseph Vodvarka0
Republicans - Primary Election
Republican senate Primary Election in Pennsylvania - class or district 1
PercVotesCandidateViews
39%296878Tom Smith11
22%167732Sam Rohrer19
21%156573Steven Welch0
11%79001David Christian0
7%51477Marc Scaringi19

Debates

DatePartyDebateParticipants
April 01, 2012RNBC 10 at IssueSteve Welch, Marc Scaringi, Sam Rohrer, David Christian
February 03, 2012RSusquehanna Valley Conservatives ForumSam Rohrer, Marc Scaringi, Steve Welch, Tom Smith
January 20, 2012RMurraysville-Export Candidate ForumSam Rohrer, Marc Scaringi, Steve Welch, Tim Burns, Tom Smith, John Kensinger

Important Dates

DateImportant Item
March 26, 2012Last day to register to vote in the April 24, 2011 primary elections.
April 24, 2012Primary election date for the House, Senate, and President.
October 09, 2012Last day to register to vote in the November 6, 2012 general election.
November 06, 2012General election date - House, Senate, and President on the ballot.

Past Election Results

Election Results for Senate seat class 1 in Pennsylvania in 2012
Past Election Results - US Senate Seat Class 1 - Pennsylvania
Bob Casey
59%
2006
41%
Rick Santorum
Ron Kirk
46%
2000
52%
Rick Santorum
Harris Wofford
47%
1994
49%
Rick Santorum
Joe Vignola
32%
1988
66%
John Heinz
Cyril H. Wecht
39%
1982
59%
John Heinz