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|U.S. House, Washington, District 2|
Lapointe is a member of Occupy Everett. He previously worked in a non-profit and is a former labor union organizer.
According to his website, Lapointe's campaign platform included the following issues
- End wars and bring the troops home
- Overhaul regulations on small businesses
Lapointe ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Washington's 2nd District. He ran as a member of the 99% Party and faced incumbent Rick Larsen (D), Dan Matthews (R), John C. W. Shoop (R), Eli Olson (R), and Glen Johnson (I) in the August 7 primary; the top two vote-getters were on the general election ballot. He was defeated in the August 7, 2012, primary.
In the 2nd District, Republican Dan Matthews was seen by some as presenting a serious threat to Democratic incumbent Rick Larsen. An analyst, however, says, "There is no way a candidate like Larsen is going to lose in 2012."
Larsen led Matthews in fundraising by a fair margin, with Larsen having over $1 million and Matthews with $220,000. No other candidate raised a significant amount.
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- The (Everett) Weekly Herald "Two surprise candidates for Congress," May 15, 2012
- Mike Lapointe campaign website "The Issues," accessed August 3, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State "Candidate Filings," accessed May 18, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State "Top 2 Primary: FAQ," accessed May 17, 2012
- AP Primary Results
- Seattle Times "Republican Matthews can give incumbent Democrat Larsen a challenge in 2nd Congressional District," July 17, 2012
- MSNBC "Larsen faces 5 challengers in 2nd District race," July 20, 2012