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Patrick Murray
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Virginia, District 8
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sOklahoma State University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service1984-2008
Personal
ProfessionArmy (Ret.)
Websites
Campaign website
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Patrick Murray was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of Virginia. Murray ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012. He was defeated by Jim Moran on November 6, 2012.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

According to Murray's website, his campaign themes included:

  • Economy: "The road to job creation and economic recovery runs through the private sector, not the federal government."
  • Energy: "Expanding on and offshore exploration will immediately set us on the road to energy independence and will also create thousands of badly needed jobs right here in America."
  • Taxes: "The bottom line is that our tax code is in bad need of reform. Our current system is cumbersome, overly complicated, deters savings and investment and leaves revenue on the table."[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Virginia's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

Murray ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Virginia's 8th District. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[3] He faced incumbent Jim Moran (D), Jason Howell (I), and Janet Murphy (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4] He was defeated by Jim Moran on November 6, 2012.[5]

U.S. House, Virginia District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Moran Incumbent 64.6% 226,847
     Republican Patrick Murray 30.6% 107,370
     Independent Jason Howell 2.9% 10,180
     Green Janet Murphy 1.7% 5,985
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 805
Total Votes 351,187
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors

2012

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

Murray lost an election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Murray's campaign committee raised a total of $229,059 and spent $204,780.[6]

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