MISSISSIPPI
     Nov. 6, 2012 U.S. Senate

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+Roger Wicker (R) i
709,626
57.16%
Albert N. Gore, Jr. (D)
503,467
40.55%
Thomas Cramer (C)
15,281
1.23%
Shawn O'Hara (Ref.)
13,194
1.06%

1,241,568
Plurality:  206,159 votes (16.61 percentage points)
 MS Secretary of State



Notes:  Sen. Roger Wicker (R), appointed in 2007 and elected in a 2008 special election, easily won a full term, defeating Albert N. Gore, Jr., a retired Methodist minister and Army veteran, and two other candidates.

285,899 votes were tallied in the March 13 Republican primary; Wicker won 89.17% of the vote over two other candidates.  86,588 votes were tallied
in the March 13 Democratic primary; Gore won with 49,157 votes (56.77%) to 21,131 (24.40%) for Coahoma County Supervisor Dr. Roger Weiner and 16,300 (15.01%) for Will Oatis.
 
Gore, who was in his early 80s, was not a political naif; he was a former chair of the Oktibbeha County Democrats and the Mississippi Association of Democratic Chairs. 
He did get a bit of coverage that played off his name, but there were no debates.  Gore funded his campaign very modestly, in the hundreds of dollars, and did not file a report with the FEC. 

According to Open Secrets (>), the Wicker campaign spent $8.6 million and finished with $2.3 million in cash on hand. 



See also:
Robert Yoon.  "The Al Gore you never knew."  CNN, Sept. 5, 2012.
 





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