Jim Rubens

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Jim Rubens
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, New Hampshire
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Jim Rubens was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from New Hampshire.[1] Rubens lost to Scott Brown in the primary election on September 9, 2014.[2]


Mayday Super PAC

"Mayday," a super PAC that aims "to help elect lawmakers of both parties who support proposals to diminish the influence of big donors," announced that they would spend $4 million in campaign advertisements for New Hampshire's 2014 U.S. Senate race.[3] However, rather than supporting either party's front-runner, Mayday said that they would be supporting Republican candidate and former state Senator Jim Rubens in his primary against Scott Brown. In response to criticism for trying to fight big money's influence in politics by spending large amounts of money, co-founder Lawrence Lessig simply stated, "Embrace the irony."[3]



See also: United States Senate elections in New Hampshire, 2014

Rubens ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, to represent New Hampshire. Rubens sought the Republican nomination in the primary on September 9, 2014, but was defeated by Scott Brown.[2]

U.S. Senate, New Hampshire Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngScott Brown 50% 58,775
Jim Rubens 23.1% 27,089
Bob Smith 22.6% 26,593
Walter Kelly 1.2% 1,376
Bob Heghmann 0.7% 784
Andy Martin 0.6% 734
Mark Farnham 0.6% 733
Miroslaw Dziedzic 0.4% 508
Gerard Beloin 0.4% 492
Robert D'Arcy 0.3% 397
Total Votes 117,481
Source: New Hampshire Secretary of State - Official Election Results

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 Rubens' reports.[4]

Jim Rubens (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[5]March 25, 2014$0.00$269,859.61$(7,687.33)$262,172.28
Year-End[6]January 29, 2014$262,172.28$18,545.00$(24,769.98)$255,947.30
April Quarterly[7]April 15, 2014$255,947.30$24,502.00$(49,544.18)$230,905.12
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