Howard Swint

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Howard Swint
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Candidate for
U.S. House, West Virginia, District 2
PartyDemocratic
Education
Master'sWest Virginia University
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Howard Swint was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of West Virginia. He won the Democratic primary on May 8, 2012.[1]

Career

Swint is a commercial property leasing manager and opinion writer.[2] He earned two master's degrees from West Virginia University.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

In a personal statement, Swint said he considered campaign finance reform to be the most important issue. He also said he would cut defense spending to reduce the federal deficit.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Swint was defeated by incumbent Shelley Moore Capito.[4] Swint ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent West Virginia's 2nd District. He won the nomination on the Democratic ticket, defeating Dugald Brown and William McCann in the May 8 primary.[1] He faced Republican incumbent Shelley Moore Capito in the November 6 general election.[5]

U.S. House, West Virginia District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Howard Swint 30.2% 68,340
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngShelley Moore Capito Incumbent 69.8% 157,825
Total Votes 226,165
Source: West Virginia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, West Virginia District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHoward Swint 48.3% 22,563
Will McCann 29.2% 13,668
Dugald Brown 22.5% 10,514
Total Votes 46,745

2004

Swint lost the nomination for the 2nd District seat to Erik Wells.[2]

1996

Swint lost the nomination for the 2nd District seat to Bob Wise.[2]

Campaign donors

2012

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

Swint lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Swint's campaign committee raised a total of $6,924 and spent $10,996.[6]

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