Robert Blaha

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Robert Blaha
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Colorado, District 5
Bachelor'sUniversity of Iowa
Date of birthDecember 29, 1954
Place of birthMarshalltown, IA
Campaign website
Robert Blaha was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Colorado.


Campaign themes


Blaha's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Gun Rights
Excerpt: "The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution – “The right of people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” – is crucial to defend our freedoms. I will fight any measure that threatens to erode our Second Amendment rights."
  • Defense
Excerpt: "Providing for the common defense is perhaps the most important duty of the Federal Government. We must maintain a strong defense at all costs and remain vigilant as the world continues to be a dangerous and confusing place."
  • Energy Independence
Excerpt: "We must have a policy that moves America toward energy independence and away from foreign oil addiction. I support a multi-faceted policy to develop energy resources in the United States – utilizing solar, wind and hydropower, as well as biofuels, nuclear, coal, and natural gas and oil."
  • Federal Reserve
Excerpt: "Although a central banking system makes sense for America and has from time-to-time historically worked well, the Federal Reserve is out of control. Printing money, making short-term decisions and not having the ability to look beyond the immediate has accelerated the financial meltdown in the United States."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Our healthcare system is in dire need of reform, but The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a prescription for disaster. ObamaCare is at best bad law, at worst potentially unconstitutional – and definitely unconscionable."



See also: Colorado's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

Blaha ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Colorado's 5th District. He was defeated by incumbent Doug Lamborn in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012.[2]

According to Politico, Blaha posed a serious primary threat to incumbent Lamborn. Well-funded Blaha spent more than double the amount Lamborn has, and has cast Lamborn as a career politician. Lamborn has fought back, questioning Blaha's conservative credentials on gun control.[3][4]

Colorado's 5th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Lamborn Incumbent 61.7% 43,929
Robert Blaha 38.3% 27,245
Total Votes 71,174


Blaha and his wife, Susan, have seven children.[5]

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