United States Senate Election in Virginia, 2012

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The 2012 United States Senate election in Virginia will take place on November 6, 2012. The Senate Elections will be held concurrently with the US presidential election. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Jim Webb decided to retire instead of running for re-election to a second term.

Declared Candidates

Democratic Primary

  • Tim Kaine - former Democratic National Committee chairman and former Virginia governor
  • Courtney Lynch - Businesswoman

Republican Primary

Minor Parties


Timeline

2011

July 13: Former Virginia senator George Allen has raised $1.1 million in contributions at the end of the second quarter of fundraising. That makes his total fundraising efforts to $2.6 million overall.

July 8: Tim Kaine hires Mike Henry as manager of his campaign to run his 2012 Senate race. Mike Henry served as his campaign's manager of his successful 2005 gubernatorial campaign. Jody Wagner also joins Kaine's campaign.

Opinion Polls

Poll Date administered Sample size Tim Kaine (D) George Allen (R)
Public Policy Polling July 21-24, 2011 500 Virginia Voters 46 43 Kaine +3
Quinnipiac June 21-27, 2011 1434 Virginia Voters 43 42 Kaine +1
Public Policy Polling May 5 - 8, 2011 547 Virginia Voters 46 44 Kaine +2
Washington Post April 28 - May 4, 2011 1040 Virginia Voters 46 46 Tie
Roanoke College March 17 - 30, 2011 360 Virginia Voters 32 45 Allen +13
Public Policy Polling February 24 - 27, 2011 524 Virginia Voters 47 47 Tie
Public Policy Polling November 10 - 13, 2010 551 Virginia Voters 50 44 Kaine +6