Kevin Wade

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Kevin Wade
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Former candidate for
U.S. Senate, Delaware
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Delaware
Personal
ProfessionEngineer
Websites
Campaign website
Kevin Wade was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Delaware.[1] Kevin Wade lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Wade was previously a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Delaware.

Biography

Wade worked at a steel mill following high school graduation. He then earned his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Delaware. Wade founded his own engineering business when he was 29 and still runs it today.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Delaware, 2014

Wade ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, to represent Delaware. Wade defeated Chris Smink in the Republican primary on September 9, 2014.[3] He was defeated by incumbent Chris Coons (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[4]

U.S. Senate, Delaware General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Coons Incumbent 55.8% 130,655
     Republican Kevin Wade 42.2% 98,823
     Green Andrew Groff 1.9% 4,560
Total Votes 234,038
Source: Delaware Department of Elections
U.S. Senate, Delaware Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Wade 75.7% 18,181
Chris Smink 24.3% 5,848
Total Votes 24,029
Source: Delaware Division of Elections

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in Delaware, 2012

Wade ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Delaware. He sought the nomination on the Republican ticket.[5][6] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was July 10, 2012. The primary election was held on September 11, 2012. Wade ran unopposed in the primary election and moved on to the general election on November 6, 2012. He lost to incumbent Democrat Tom Carper.[7]

U.S. Senate, Delaware, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Carper Incumbent 66.7% 252,892
     Republican Kevin Wade 28.7% 108,957
     Green Andrew Richard Groff 0.8% 3,036
     Independent Alexander Pires 3.8% 14,462
Total Votes 379,347
Source: Delaware Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Wade's reports.

Kevin Wade (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Pre-Primary[8]August 27, 2014$0$22,825$(6,072)$16,752
Running totals
$22,825$(6,072)

2012

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

Wade lost election to the U.S. Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Wade's campaign committee raised a total of $181,367 and spent $181,600.[9]

Personal

Wade and his wife, Gail, have one daughter and two grandchildren.[10]

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