|U.S. House, Connecticut, District 2|
|Profession||Owner, Flanders Fish Market and Restaurant|
Formica's campaign website listed the following issues:
- The Economy
- Excerpt: "It’s time we look at where we are as a country and take immediate action to guarantee that the “American Dream” will be available for every generation of future Americans. We need to be able to leave our kids a truly “United” States of America that is safe and financially secure."
- Excerpt: "I am an independent leader, who if sent to Washington, will fight to ensure that Americans can have access to affordable and quality healthcare through a free-market approach. The legislation that was passed by Congressman Joe Courtney, a Democratic Congress and the Obama Administration is an attack on individual liberty and freedom, adding taxes; it does not address the true problems that must be solved in the years ahead."
- National Defense
- Excerpt: "As the premier country in the world we have to come from a position of strength. I support a strong national defense and I support all of our families who have family members defending our country."
Formica ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Connecticut's 2nd District. Formica won the nomination on the Republican ticket. Formica defeated Daria Novak in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He faced incumbent Joe Courtney, Dan Reale (L), and Colin D. Bennet (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012. Courtney was re-elected.
|U.S. House, Connecticut District 2, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Joe Courtney Incumbent||68.2%||204,708|
|Republican||Paul M Formica||29.4%||88,103|
|Green||Colin D. Bennet||1.2%||3,638|
|Source: Connecticut Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|Connecticut's 2nd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012|
|U.S. House, Connecticut District 2, 2012 - Paul Formica Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$1,520,759|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$1,449,935|
|Top contributors to Paul Formica's campaign committee|
|Brown & Brown Insurance||$5,000|
|Essex Financial Services||$2,500|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Civil Servants/Public Officials||$3,250|
Formica is widowed and has three children.
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