DELAWARE
     Nov. 6, 2012 U.S. Senate

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+Tom Carper (D) i
265,415
66.42%
Kevin Wade (R)
115,700
28.95%
Alexander Pires (IPOD) 15,300
3.83%
Andrew R. Groff (G)
3,191
0.80%

399,606

Plurality: 149,715 votes (37.47 percentage points)
 DE Department of Elections




Notes: 
Sen. Tom Carper (D) comfortably won a third term, defeating New Castle businessman Kevin Wade (R).  Independent Party candidate Alexander Pires, an attorney and businessman from Dewey Beach, and Green Party candidate Andrew Groff rounded out the field.

Wade was nominated by accclamation at the Delaware Republican Party convention in April 2012 (>), while Carper won the Sept. 11 Democratic primary with 87.9% of the vote.  Carper, Wade and Pires debated on Oct. 16 in Mitchell Hall at the University of Delaware in Newark, sponsored by Delaware First Media and the University's Center for Political Communication (>).  The race was not competitive financially.  According to Open Secrets (>), the Carper campaign spent $5.3 million to $413,774 by the Pires campaign and $181,600 by the Wade campaign.




Campaign Managers:
Tom Carper:  John Collins
Worked for Carper as professional staff (2010-Jan. 2012) and legislative aide (July 2009-2010) on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.  Started with Carper as an intern in 2008.  M.P.A. (2009) and B.A. in international relations (2007) from University of Delaware.

Kevin Wade:  ?




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