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     Nov. 6, 2012 Senate

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+Kirsten Gillibrand (D, WOR, IND) i
4,822,330
72.21%
Wendy Long (R, CON)
1,758,702
26.34%
Colia Clark (G)
42,591
0.64%
Chris Edes (L)
32,002
0.48%
John Mangelli (CSP)
22,041
0.33%

6,677,666

Also: 451,051 blank votes, 4,435 void, and 2,012 scattering for a total of 7,135,164.
Plurality: 3,063,628 votes (45.87 percentage points).
New York State Board of Elections




Notes: In a very lopsided contest, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D), first elected to the Senate in a Nov. 2010 special election, won a full term, defeating Wendy Long, an attorney and former U.S. Senate staffer by about 45 percentage points.  Thre other candidate obtained less than one-percent of the vote each.

Long won the June 26 primary, defeating U.S. Rep. Bob Turner and Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos by 75,924 votes (50.9%) to 54,196 (35.6%) and 21,002 (13.5%). 
Gillibrand and Long engaged in just one debate, at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs on Oct. 17 (>).  According to Open Secrets, the Gillibrand campaign outspent the Long campaign by $14.3 million to $742,747.




See also:

Ed O Keeefe.  "Gillibrand works to elect more women." Washington Post, Aug. 1, 2012.

Liz Benjamin.  "Shake-Up In Wendy Long's Campaign."  Times Union, May 29, 2012.

 Iowa State University-Archives of Women's Political Communication: Kirsten Gillibrand 

 






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