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Sen. Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.)

  • District: Senior Senator from Delaware
  • Residence: Wilmington
  • Born: January 23, 1947; Beckley, W.Va.
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Family: Wife, Martha Carper; two children
  • Education: Ohio State U., B.A. 1968 (economics); U. of Delaware, M.B.A. 1975
  • Military Service: Navy 1968-73; Naval Reserve 1973-91
  • Political Highlights: Del. treasurer, 1977-83; U.S. House, 1983-93; governor, 1993-2001; U.S. Senate, 2001-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2000 (3rd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Environment & Public Works (Clean Air & Nuclear Safety; Green Jobs & the New Economy; Transportation & Infrastructure - Chairman; Water & Wildlife); Finance (Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure; Health Care; Taxation & IRS Oversight); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs - Chairman
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Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (U.S. senator) Thomas Carper (D) 265,415 66.4%
Kevin Wade (R) 115,700 29%
Alexander Pires (I) 15,300 3.8%
Andrew Groff (GREEN) 3,191 0.8%
2006 general (U.S. senator) Thomas Carper (D) 170,567 67.1%
Jan Ting (R) 69,734 27.4%
Christine O'Donnell (WRI) 11,127 4.4%
William Morris (LIBERT) 2,671 1%
2000 general (U.S. senator) Thomas Carper (D) 181,566 55.5%
William Roth (R) 142,891 43.7%
J. Morrison (LIBERT) 1,103 0.3%
Mark Dankof (CNSTP) 1,044 0.3%
Robert Mattson (NL) 389 0.1%
1990 general (DE-AL representative) Thomas R. Carper (D) 116,274 65.5%
Ralph Williams (R) 58,037 32.7%
Richard A. Cohen (LIBERT) 3,121 1.8%
1988 general (DE-AL representative) Thomas R. Carper (D) 158,338 67.5%
James Krapf (R) 76,179 32.5%
1986 general (DE-AL representative) Thomas R. Carper (D) 106,351 66.2%
Thomas Neuberger (R) 53,767 33.4%
Patrick Harrison (AM) 639 0.4%
1984 general (DE-AL representative) Thomas R. Carper (D) 142,070 58.5%
Elise du Pont (R) 100,650 41.4%
G. Etzel (LIBERT) 294 0.1%
1982 general (DE-AL representative) Thomas R. Carper (D) 98,533 52.4%
Thomas Evans (R) 87,153 46.3%
Mary Gies (AM) 1,109 0.6%
Richard Cohen (LIBERT) 711 0.4%
David Nuttall (CIT) 558 0.3%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 61.94% John McCain: 36.94%
2012 : 58.61% : 39.98%
2004 John Kerry: 53% George W. Bush: 46%
2000 Al Gore: 55% George W. Bush: 42%
1996 Bill Clinton: 52% Robert Dole: 37%
1992 Bill Clinton: 44% George H. W. Bush: 35%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 43% George H. W. Bush: 56%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 40% :

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