Laureen Cummings

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Laureen Cummings
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U.S. Senate, Pennsylvania
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Laureen Cummings was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania. Cummings dropped out of the Senate race in January 2012.[1] That same year, she re-emerged as a Republican candidate for Pennsylvania's 17th Congressional District, but[2] ultimately lost to Matt Cartwright in the general election.[3]



See also: Pennsylvania's 17th Congressional District elections, 2012

Cummings ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate. She sought the nomination on the Republican ticket, but decided instead to run for the U.S. House.

Cummings ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 17th District. She was unopposed in the April 24 Republican primary and was defeated by Democrat Matt Cartwright in the November 6 general election.[4]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013.[5] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[5]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 17 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Cartwright 60.3% 161,393
     Republican Laureen Cummings 39.7% 106,208
Total Votes 267,601
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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Cummings was defeated by Matt Cartwright in 2012. During that election cycle, Cummings' campaign committee raised a total of $35,785 and spent $27,107.[6]

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