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|U.S. House, West Virginia, District 2|
|Master's||West Virginia University|
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.
Swint was defeated by incumbent Shelley Moore Capito. 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. He faced Republican incumbent Shelley Moore Capito in the November 6 general election.
|U.S. House, West Virginia District 2 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Shelley Moore Capito Incumbent||69.8%||157,825|
|Source: West Virginia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, West Virginia District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Swint lost the nomination for the 2nd District seat to Erik Wells.
Swint lost the nomination for the 2nd District seat to Bob Wise.
|U.S. House, West Virginia District 2, 2012 - Howard Swint Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$2,449,473|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$3,001,167|
|Top contributors to Howard Swint's campaign committee|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Howard + Swint + West Virginia + House"
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- West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District
- West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012
- United States House of Representatives
- West Virginia Metro News, "2012 Primary Results," May 8, 2012
- The (Columbus) Republic, "3 Democrats angling for right to challenge GOP's Capito this fall for 2nd District House seat," April 29, 2012
- (Huntington) Herald-Dispatch, "Howard Swint," accessed May 2, 2012
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, West Virginia"
- West Virginia Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
- Open Secrets, "Howard Swint 2012 Election Cycle," accessed May 15, 2013