|U.S. House, West Virginia, District 2|
|Former Write-in Candidate|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Other||Graduate certificate, American Military University|
|Service branch||West Virginia Air National Guard.|
|Place of birth||Charles Town, West Virginia|
|(dead link) Campaign website|
Fluharty grew up in Colliers, W.Va. and Parkersburg, W.Va. After graduating high school, he entered the Air Force and eventually joined the West Virginia Air National Guard. Fluharty holds a degree from Marshall University and a graduate certificate from the American Military University. He currently works as an investigator licensed in West Virginia where he performs background investigations on government employees.
Fluharty’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:
1.Budget - I will press hard to establish a federal budget for 2015 and 2016 and vote no on financial delay tactics. I will pass a budget by October first of each year or hold Congress in contempt of itself.
2.Patriot Act - The sunset of the Patriot Act is in 2015. I will vote to protect the Constitution. Domestic surveillance needs to end. The Courts must side with the Constitution and this Act steals away your rights.
3.Protect the Second Amendment - I own or owned everything from a muzzleloader to an assault rifle. The government should not outgun the citizen, for it is the citizen they swear to protect.
4.The Socialization of Government - Charity is a choice and should not be forced on those who succeeded in business. Government is responsible to insure a level playing field, not penalize the winners to pay for the entire game. This applies to everything from the ACA to the tax code.
In regards to healthcare, the answer lies in expansion of existing programs that allow people to receive assistance from a program to which they contributed. There is a better way.
5.Education System - Freedom of education is important to America. The local community should have control over the education of it’s children. The Federal Government needs to return the control to the states.
6.Term Limits should be in place for all members of the House and Senate. Career Politicians lose touch with the state they represent. I would support amendments to limit the length of a congressman to no less than two but no more than five terms. 
Fluharty ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent West Virginia's 2nd District. After losing in the Republican primary on May 13, 2014, to Alex Mooney, Fluharty decided to run as a write-in candidate. Robert Fluharty lost the general election on November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, West Virginia, District 2 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Alex Mooney Incumbent||47.2%||70,586|
|Source: West Virginia Secretary of State Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.|
|U.S. House, West Virginia District 2 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Ron Walters Jr.||6%||2,125|
|Source: West Virginia Secretary of State|
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- United States House of Representatives
- West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014
- West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District
- West Virignia Secretary of State-Elections, "Candidate Search," accessed January 27, 2014
- Associated Press, "West Virginia - Summary Vote Results," May 13, 2014
- Fluharty4WV, "Home," accessed October 15, 2014
- Fluharty for West Virginia, "Candidate Information," accessed February 6, 2014 (dead link)
- Fluharty for WV, "Issues," accessed May 6, 2014
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