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|United States presidential election, 2012|
|November 6, 2012|
|Nominee||Bud McMurray||Evan Bayh||Eric King|
|Home state||Utah||Indiana||New York|
|Running mate||John Boyer||Kathleen Sebelius||David Petraeus|
|Red states pledged toward McMurray/Boyer. Blue states pledged toward Bayh/Sebelius. Gray would be the color for any electoral college delegates pledged to King/Petraeus, but received no electoral votes but bleed significant numbers of voters from McMurray and Bayh.|
As the incumbent president, McMurray secured the Republican nomination with no serious opposition and the Democratic party nominated Evan Bayh with little serious opposition.
The campaigns focused heavily on domestic issues: debate centered largely around sound responses to the Great Recession in terms of economic recovery and job creation. Other issues included long-term federal budget issues, the future of social insurance programs, and the healthcare apparatus. Foreign policy was also discussed including the phase-out of the Naziristan Provisional Government in 2014, the size of and spending on the military, and appropriate counteractions to terrorism.
- DNC: Cleveland, OH (Quicken Loans Arena)
- RNC: Phoenix, AZ (University of Phoenix Stadium)
- President McMurray/Vice President Boyer: COURAGE.
- Senator Bayh/Governor Sebelius: N/A.
- Businessman King/General Petraeus: PATRIOTISM. PROTECTION. PROSPERITY.