Joshua LaRose

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Joshua LaRose
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Mississippi, District 4
PartyDemocratic
Joshua LaRose was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Mississippi. LaRose was disqualified from appearing on the ballot.[1]

Elections

2012

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

LaRose was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Mississippi's 4th District. LaRose sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket, but was disqualified and will not appear as a candidate on the Democratic primary ballot.[1] Commenting on his reasons for recommending LaRose's disqualification, Mississippi Democratic Party Executive Director Rickey Cole noted that LaRose filed paperwork saying he was a qualified elector in Harrison County, MS, but that the address he provided matched a business complex in Flowood, Rankin County, MS.[2]

Controversies

Serial candidate

Mississippi Democratic Party Executive Director Rickey Cole has described Florida-resident LaRose as a "serial candidate." He has previously run unsuccessfully for Miami mayor, Florida State Senate, U.S. Senate, and Governor of Florida.[2] The website Foolocracy reports that LaRose has created 40 political parties and 160 PACs. Examples of political parties created by LaRose include "American Aristocrats Political Party," "American Music Stars Political Party ," "American Celebrities Political Party," and "American Imperialists Political Party."[3] In August 2010, LaRose had accrued 11 separate fines pending against him by the Florida Elections Commission for late financial reports, and was described by Division of Elections spokeswoman Jennifer Davis as a "challenge."[4]

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