Dave Crooks

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Dave Crooks
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Indiana, District 8
Date of birthDecember 13, 1963
Place of birthGraysville, Indiana
Campaign website
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Dave Crooks was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of Indiana. He won the Democratic nomination and faced Republican incumbent Larry Bucshon in the general election.[1]

Crooks lost to Republican incumbent Larry Bucshon on November 6, 2012.[2]


Crooks was born December 13, 1963, in Graysville, Indiana.[3]



See also: Indiana's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

Crooks ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Indiana's 8th District. Crooks defeated Thomas Barnett, and William Bryk in the Democratic primary and was defeated by Republican incumbent Larry Bucshon in the November 6 general election.[1][4]

General election

U.S. House, Indiana District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Dave Crooks 43.1% 122,325
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Bucshon Incumbent 53.4% 151,533
     Libertarian Bart Gadau 3.6% 10,134
Total Votes 283,992
Source: Indiana Secretary of State "House of Representatives Election Results"

Primary Election

U.S. House, Indiana, District 8 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDave Crooks 57.7% 18,634
Thomas Barnett 32.9% 10,638
William Bryk 9.4% 3,023
Total Votes 32,295


Crooks received endorsement from the Blue Dog Coalition on April 26, 2012.[5]

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Drummond's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Drummond lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Drummond's campaign committee raised a total of $980,010 and spent $980,015.[6]

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