2012 (MMXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2012th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 12th year of the 3rd millennium, the 12th year of the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2010s decade.
- Selina Meyer and Stuart Hughes compete in the 2012 Democratic primaries. Selina loses in the primaries.
- Stuart Hughes and Selina Meyer are named the official Democratic Party nominees for the 2012 ticket.
- November 6: 2012 presidential election; Stuart Hughes, with VP nominee Selina Meyer, win.