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United States Presidential election, 2012
November 6, 2012
Marco Rubio Hillary Clinton official Secretary of State portrait crop
Nominee Marco Rubio Hillary Clinton
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Florida New York
Running mate Rudy Giuliani Barack Obama
Electoral vote 303 235
States carried 29 21+D.C.
Popular vote 65,477,361 61,235,206
Percentage 52.3% 45.3%
Fictional 2012 results map 1
Election results map. Red denotes states won by Rubio/Giuliani (29), Blue denotes states won by Clinton/Obama (21+D.C.).
President before election
Marco Rubio
Elected President
Marco Rubio

The Election of 2012 was the 57th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. President Marco Rubio, so far the youngest president ever elected, ran for a second term over Hillary Clinton. While Clinton was popular as the first woman preidential candidate on the ticket of a major party, Rubio used his powerful debating skills and popularity as the first Hispanic president to help get ahead. He promised a "New Reagan Era;" less spending, lower taxes, and less government in general "just like in the Reagan-Gramm era." In a close election Rubio secured a second term, as Clinton had inferior oratorial and debating skills and many Democrats considered her a far-left extremist. However, it was much closer than Rubio's previous election.