|U.S. House, Tennessee, District 5|
|Bachelor's||Oral Roberts University|
|Profession||Businessman, former performing artist|
According to Staats' website, his campaign themes included:
- Economy: "The solutions to our economic problems have not and will not come from bureaucrats in Washington. It’s irresponsible to think we can spend our way out of debt."
- Healthcare: "Having access to affordable healthcare is important. However, providing healthcare is not the role of the federal government."
- Immigration: "That’s why we should support those who come here with the same dreams as our forefathers and follow the proper and legal path to citizenship."
Staats was defeated by incumbent Jim Cooper. Staats ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Tennessee's 5th District. He defeated Justin Jones, Bob Ries, John Smith, and Tracy Tarum in the August 2 Republican primary. He faced incumbent Jim Cooper (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, Tennessee District 5 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Jim Cooper Incumbent||65.2%||171,621|
|Source: Tennessee Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, Tennessee's 5th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012|
|U.S. House, Tennessee District 5, 2012 - Brad Staats Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$1,213,185|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$664,008|
|Top contributors to Brad Staats's campaign committee|
|RBM Venture Co||$2,500|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$2,750|
Staats and his wife Bethany have four children.
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