Jim Vein

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Jim Vein
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Utah, District 4
PartyLibertarian
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Jim Vein was a 2014 Libertarian candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Utah.[1] Jim Vein lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Vein was a 2012 Libertarian candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Utah. He was defeated by Jim Matheson (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Utah's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Vein ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Utah's 4th District.[1] Jim Vein lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Election results

U.S. House, Utah District 4 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMia Love 50% 64,390
     Democratic Doug Owens 46.8% 60,165
     Libertarian Jim Vein 0.9% 1,154
     Independent Tim Aalders 1.4% 1,764
     Constitution Collin Robert Simonsen 0.9% 1,214
Total Votes 128,687
Source: Utah.gov

Polls

General Election
Poll Mia Love Doug OwensTim AaldersCollin SimonsenJim VeinUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
UtahPolicy.com
October 7-9, 2014
49%40%1%1%1%9%+/-4.9400
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2012

See also: Utah's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

Vein ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Utah's 4th District. He ran unopposed in the June 26, 2012, Libertarian primary.[3] Vein faced Jim Matheson (D) and Mia Love (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. Matheson was declared the winner the day after the election.

According to Daily Kos, this race was one of nine top-ballot 2012 races that contained Libertarian candidates who received more total votes than was the difference between the Democratic winner and the GOP runner-up. In this case, Vein took in over 3,000 more votes than the number that separated Matheson and Love.[4]

U.S. House, Utah District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Matheson Incumbent 48.8% 119,803
     Republican Mia B. Love 48.5% 119,035
     Libertarian Jim L. Vein 2.6% 6,439
Total Votes 245,277
Source: Utah Lieutenant Governor "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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