Charlie Hardy

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Charlie Hardy
Former candidate for
U.S. Senate, Wyoming
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSt. Thomas Seminary
Master'sSt. Thomas Seminary & University of Wyoming, Laramie
OtherBachelor of Sacred Theology, Catholic University of America
ProfessionPriest, educator, writer, speaker
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Charlie Hardy was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Wyoming.[1] Hardy defeated Al Hamburg, Rex Wilde and William Bryk in the Democratic primary.[2] Charlie Hardy lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


Hardy earned a bachelor's in philosophy and an master's in religious education from St. Thomas Seminary in Denver, Colorado. He also earned a bachelor of sacred theology from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and an M.A. in educational administration from the University of Wyoming, Laramie.

Hardy has worked as a priest, superintendent of Catholic Schools in Wyoming, executive director of the Diocesan Pastoral Council and as an inspector of personnel on tankers and cargo ships. He is also a writer, speaker and substitute teacher.[3]



See also: United States Senate elections in Wyoming, 2014

Hardy ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, to represent Wyoming.[1] Hardy defeated Al Hamburg, Rex Wilde and William Bryk in the Democratic primary.[2] Charlie Hardy lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Election results

U.S. Senate, Wyoming General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Enzi Incumbent 72.2% 121,554
     Democratic Charlie Hardy 17.4% 29,377
     Independent Curt Gottshall 7.9% 13,311
     Libertarian Joe Porambo 2.2% 3,677
     N/A Write-in 0.3% 471
Total Votes 168,390
Source: Wyoming Secretary of State


General Election
Poll Mike Enzi Charlie HardyOther/UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Rasmussen Reports
September 20 - October 1, 2014
Rasmussen Reports
August 20-21, 2014
AVERAGES 69% 22% 9% +/-5.5 482
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Campaign donors

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Hardy's reports.[4]

Charlie Hardy (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[5]January 31, 2014$0.00$8,639.01$(2,459.26)$6,179.75
April Quarterly[6]April 15, 2014$6,179.75$23,941.95$(27,784.79)$2,336.91
July Quarterly[7]July 15, 2014$2,336.91$20,477.35$(20,767.08)$2,047.18
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