Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh

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Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Connecticut, District 2
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Connecticut
ProfessionRadio show producer/host
Campaign website
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Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Connecticut.[1] Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


Hopkins-Cavanagh is a graduate of the University of Connecticut. She founded her first business, and advertising and public relations firm, when she was 25. In 2000, she served as director on a number of charitable organizations' boards and collaborated with business building and economic revitalization organizations. Hopkins-Cavanagh established a real estate firm in 2008. She is currently a radio show producer and host.[2]


Campaign themes


Hopkins-Cavanagh's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Accountability: "Where are the repercussions for elected officials, government department heads and employees whose actions violate our laws and cause harm to our citizens? A government 'for the people' means that grievances will be heard and officials, elected or otherwise, will be held accountable. The cost of the deeply flawed ObamaCare website unveiled on October 6, 2013 was last estimated to be over $1 Billion. The network still does not work and no one has been held responsible, including the President"
  • Budget: "A fiscal conservative, Lori will fight to reduce reckless Federal spending and regulations that are hurting hard working middle class people and small businesses in Connecticut. Washington D.C. has become a booming, redistribution machine; stripping taxpayers and small businesses of local wealth."
  • Education: "Lori has been a vocal activist in opposition to the 16 billion dollar, 'one size fits all' Federal education and data-mining curriculum called Common Core State Standards. This boondoggle, funded in part by the 2009 Stimulus Package, is an unconstitutional effort to completely strip parents and local school districts of control and place our children's education and future in the hands of national non-profit entities operating outside of Connecticut's legislative oversight."
  • Energy: "Expansion of our domestic energy production to power our economy and our country is a no brainer. Energy independence and innovative energy solutions are critical to both our national defense and our wallets."
  • Foreign Policy And National Defense: "Our use of troops to support unjustified military actions, like Obama's two troop surges in Afghanistan, will not get Lori's vote. A well trained and equipped military is essential, but the blood of our brave men and women is being sacrificed to appease the foreign opinion. Our military objectives are undefined and ambiguous at best, and a cause of great concern, as is the fact that over 200 of our highest ranking and most experienced military brass have been fired since Obama took office."


—Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh's campaign website, http://www.loriforcongress2014.com/issues



See also: Connecticut's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Hopkins-Cavanagh ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Connecticut's 2nd District. She defeated Evan Evans in the GOP convention on May 16, 2014. She was defeated by incumbent Joe Courtney (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[5][6]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Courtney Incumbent 62.3% 140,731
     Republican Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh 35.6% 80,381
     Green William Clyde 1.1% 2,457
     Libertarian Daniel Reale 1% 2,347
Total Votes 225,916
Source: Connecticut Secretary of State (100% reporting) Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Campaign donors


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

Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 12, 2014$0$53,640$(2,118)$51,521
Pre-Convention[8]May 4, 2014$51,521$3,590$(5,317)$49,793
July Quarterly[9]July 12, 2014$49,793$12,091$(14,259)$47,625
Pre-Primary[10]July 25, 2014$47,625$1,720$(5,169)$44,176
October Quarterly[11]October 15, 2014$44,176$15,109$(17,433)$41,852
Running totals


Hopkins-Cavanagh and her husband, Tim, have four children.[2]

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