Paul Sadler

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Paul Sadler
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Texas
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Texas House of Representatives
1990-2002
Education
Bachelor'sBaylor University, 1978
J.D.Baylor University, 1979
Personal
BirthdayApril 29, 1955
Place of birthFreer, TX
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Campaign website
Paul Sadler campaign logo
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Paul Sadler was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Texas. He lost in the general election.[1]

Biography

Sadler earned his BBA from Baylor University in 1978. He went on to receive his J.D. from Baylor in 1979. Sadler previously served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1990 to 2002.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Sadler's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Returning fierce independence and Texas integrity to the U.S. Senate
Excerpt: "Let’s face it — from Austin to Washington, our political system is broken. The people of Texas deserve a government that works."
  • Creating jobs and rebuilding our economy
Excerpt: "Paul Sadler knows real economic development means growing jobs that provide fair pay for an honest day’s work, and retirement security for middle class families. Our state needs a United States Senator who cares about delivering real results for our economy — not just scoring cheap political points."
  • Supporting Texas public schools
Excerpt: "Paul Sadler served the people of East Texas as a member of the state legislature from 1991 to 2002. He led the Texas House’s Committee on Public Education, and passed legislation to raise teacher pay three times and to create the teacher health insurance program."
  • Achieving energy independence
Excerpt: "Since leaving the legislature, Paul has worked as a bipartisan advocate for clean, affordable and abundant wind energy in Texas and the surrounding states. "
  • Strengthening our national defense and honoring our service members
Excerpt: "The soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines serving our country — many of them Texans — deserve a United States Senator who honors their service and sacrifice. Paul will fight to make sure the United States armed forces remain the best trained and most well-equipped in the world."
  • Protecting access to quality, affordable healthcare
Excerpt: "Paul believes access to quality, affordable healthcare is a fundamental American value. Unlike his Republican opponents, Paul will oppose efforts to allow insurance companies to deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions and to drop policy-holders who get sick."

Elections

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in Texas, 2012

Sadler ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Texas. He and Grady Yarbrough defeated Sean Hubbard and Addie Dainell Allen in the Democratic primary on May 29, 2012. Sadler then defeated Yarbrough in the primary runoff on July 31, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5] Republican Ted Cruz won.[1]

U.S. Senate, Texas General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTed Cruz 56.5% 4,440,137
     Democratic Paul Sadler 40.6% 3,194,927
     Libertarian John Jay Myers 2.1% 162,354
     Green David B. Collins 0.9% 67,404
Total Votes 7,864,822
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
Primary
Sadler defeated Yarbrough in the Democratic primary runoff election on July 31, 2012.[6]
U.S. Senate Runoff Election, Texas Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Sadler 63% 148,940
Grady Yarbrough 37% 87,365
Total Votes 236,305

Campaign donors

2012

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

Sadler did not win election to the U.S. Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Sadler's campaign committee raised a total of $705,026 and spent $510,439.[7]

Personal

Sadler and his wife, Sherri, have five children.[2]

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