Pennsylvania Election Results 2012: Obama, Casey Win Re-Election

Democrats dominate statewide races for treasurer, attorney general and auditor general.


Reporting Race Democratic Candidates Results Republican Candidates Results 98 U.S. President Obama-Biden 2,864,619

Romney-Ryan 2,580,543

98 U.S. Senate Bob Casey Jr. 2,899,659

Tom Smith 2,417,029

98 PA Treasurer Robert M. McCord 2,762,278

Diana Irey Vaughan 2,315,845

98 PA Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane 3,005,522

David J. Freed 2,227,836

98 PA Auditor General Eugene A. DePasquale 2,623,291

John Maher 2,454,802

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden won a second term Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan.

As he did in 2008, Obama also carried Pennsylvania, gaining the state's 20 electoral votes.

In Pennsylvania's 2012 race for U.S. Senate, incumbent Democrat Bob Casey Jr. of Scranton also won re-election, drawing 53 percent of the vote and defeating Republican coal executive and Tea Party founder Tom Smith of Shelocta. 

With 98 percent of votes recorded in races for three state offices:

  • Auditor General: Democrat Eugene A. DePasquale of York County is the apparent winner with 49 percent of the vote, defeating Republican John Maher of Upper St. Clair and Libertarian Betsy Elizabeth Summers
  • Attorney General: Democrat Kathleen G. Kane of Lackawanna County is the apparent winner with 56 percent of the vote, defeating Republican David J. Freed of Cumberland County and Libertarian Marakay J. Rogers.
  • Treasurer: Incumbent Democrat Robert M. McCord of Montgomery County is the apparent winner with 52 percent of the vote, defeating Republican Diana Irey Vaughan of Washington County and Libertarian Patricia M. Fryman.

In the 18th Congressional district, incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, a Republican from Upper St. Clair, held onto his seat by defeating Washington County Democrat Larry Maggi. 

Incumbent Mike Doyle, a Democrat, also maintained his seat in the 14th Congressional District by defeating Republican Hans Lessmann. 



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