The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

2012 Election Coverage

November 6, 2012

Clinton County unofficial absentee vote totals

CLINTON — President/ Vice-President

Barack Obama

Joe Biden

Democratic 8,289

Mitt Romney

Paul Ryan

Republican 3,955

Virgil Goode

James Clymer

Constitution 14

Jill Stein

Cheri Honkala

Iowa Green  24

Gary Johnson

James P Gray

Libertarian 51

Gloria LaRiva

Stefanie Beacham

 Party for Socialism

and Liberation  2

James Harris

Alyson Kennedy

Socialist Workers 4

Jerry Litzel

Jim Litzel

Nominated by Petition 10

For U.S. Representative

District 2

Dave Loebsack

Democratic Party 7,661

John Archer

Republican 4,118

Alan Aversa

Nominated by Petition 191                    

For State Senator

District 49

Rita Hart

Democratic  7,670

Andrew Naeve

Republican   4,518

For State Representative

District 97


Ted Whisler

Democratic  1,858

Steven Olson

Republican  2,237

For State Representative

District 98


Mary Wolfe

Democratic  5,879

Carolyn Grimes

Nominated by Petition  1,399

For Board of Supervisors

John F. Staszewski

Democratic  7,306

Tom Determann

Republican  4,581

For County Auditor

Eric Van Lancker

Democratic  9,895

For County Sheriff

Richard J. Lincoln

Democratic  10,159

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  • Loebsack.jpg Dems pick up area national seats

    Democrat Rep. Dave Loebsack has been elected to a fourth term representing southeastern Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District.

    November 7, 2012 3 Photos

  • 29d744e862f22d1f200f6a706700f1e3.jpg GOP renews control of House

    Republicans recaptured control of the House early today, besting Democrats in a billion-dollar battle and ensuring that the chamber will be dominated by their conservative agenda.

    November 7, 2012 1 Photo

  • Screen shot 2012-11-07 at 1.21.25 AM.png VIDEO: Obama in victory speech says 'best is yet to come'

    In his victory speech after being declared the projected winner over Gov. Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama thanked his supporters and said we are "an American family, we rise and fall together as one nation, as one people."

    November 7, 2012 1 Photo

  • 988dee58638e301f200f6a7067006eba.jpg Obama tapped for 2nd term

    A triumphant President Barack Obama heralded his re-election with a call to action early today, telling Americans that their citizenship doesn’t end with their vote and declaring that the “best is yet to come.”

    November 7, 2012 1 Photo

  • Screen shot 2012-11-07 at 12.33.47 AM.png VIDEO: Romney concedes election

    In his concession speech, Gov. Mitt Romney congratulated the President and his supporters.

    November 7, 2012 1 Photo

  • a625192462972b1f200f6a706700bafb.jpg Democrats maintain control of Senate

    In West Virginia, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin won a full term even though his state went heavily for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

    November 7, 2012 1 Photo

  • Obama carries Iowa, where economy was top issue

    President Barack Obama carried Iowa on Tuesday as voters said the economy isn't good, isn't necessarily getting better, but isn't Obama's fault, according to preliminary results from exit polling for The Associated Press.

    November 7, 2012

  • 16269f604b481f1f200f6a7067000374.jpg Iowa voters pick Obama in presidential election

    Democrat President Barack Obama won the battleground state of Iowa Tuesday, a hard-fought victory in the state he credits with launching his presidency four years ago.

    November 7, 2012 1 Photo

  • ELECT624.jpg Same president faced with reshaping new landscape

    After a long and arduous campaign, a newly reelected President Barack Obama confronts his next challenge: binding together a deeply divided nation and turning from campaigning to governing.

    November 6, 2012 1 Photo

  • money-grungy.jpg 'Fiscal cliff' clock starts as election fades to background

    After an election focused heavily on the economy and the soaring national debt, Washington will immediately turn to a year-end debate that has the potential to dramatically affect both: the looming "fiscal cliff."

    November 6, 2012 1 Photo

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