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our editors Dan Matthews
was a 2012
candidate who sought election to the
the 2nd Congressional District
. Matthews lost in the general election.
Matthews is a Boeing 747 instructor pilot.
Matthews did not post a campaign platform on his website, but he did release a radio ad:
VIDEO Dan Matthews radio ad (audio)
Washington's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012
Matthews ran in the
2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Washington's 2nd District. Dan Matthews and  Rick Larsen advanced past the blanket primary and faced off in the general election on November 6, 2012. Larsen won. 
Matthews was seen by some as presenting a serious threat to Democratic incumbent
Rick Larsen. An analyst, however, said, "There is no way a candidate like Larsen is going to lose in 2012." 
Larsen led Matthews in fundraising by a fair margin, with Larsen having over $1 million and Matthews with $220,000. No other candidate raised a significant amount.
Breakdown of the source of Matthews' campaign funds before the 2012 election.
Matthews lost an election to the
U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Matthews' campaign committee raised a total of $291,824 and spent $280,021.
U.S. House, Washington District 2, 2012 - Dan Matthews (Washington) Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $284,110
Total Spent $279,502
Total Raised by Election Winner $1,356,321
Total Spent by Election Winner $1,225,993
Top contributors to Dan Matthews (Washington)'s campaign committee Microsoft Corp $2,750
National Assn of Home Builders $2,500
Rodland Motor Co $2,500
American Farm Bureau $2,000
Anders for Congress $1,500
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee Retired $22,150
Home Builders $2,500
Agricultural Services/Products $2,000
Candidate Committees $1,500
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CNN "Washington Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
Dan Matthews campaign website "Bio," accessed August 3, 2012
Washington Secretary of State "Candidate Filings," accessed May 18, 2012
AP Primary Results
Seattle Times "Republican Matthews can give incumbent Democrat Larsen a challenge in 2nd Congressional District," July 17, 2012
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MSNBC "Larsen faces 5 challengers in 2nd District race," July 20, 2012
Open Secrets, "Dan Matthews 2012 Election Cycle," accessed April 10, 2013