Robert Fluharty

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Robert Fluharty
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U.S. House, West Virginia, District 2
Former Write-in Candidate
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMarshall University
OtherGraduate certificate, American Military University
Military service
Service/branchAir Force
Service branchWest Virginia Air National Guard.
Personal
Place of birthCharles Town, West Virginia
ProfessionInvestigator
Websites
(dead link) Campaign website
Robert Fluharty campaign logo
Robert Fluharty was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of West Virginia.[1] After losing in the Republican primary on May 13, 2014, Fluharty decided to run as a write-in candidate.[2][3] Robert Fluharty lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Biography

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.[4]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Fluharty’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[5]

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. [6]

—Robert Fluharty, http://web.archive.org/web/20140506175042/http://www.fluharty4wv.org/Fluharty4WV/Issues.html

Elections

2014

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See also: West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Fluharty ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent West Virginia's 2nd District.[1] After losing in the Republican primary on May 13, 2014, to Alex Mooney, Fluharty decided to run as a write-in candidate.[2][3] Robert Fluharty lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Election results

General election
U.S. House, West Virginia, District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlex Mooney Incumbent 47.2% 70,586
     Democratic Nick Casey 43.7% 65,393
     Libertarian Davy Jones 5% 7,462
     Independent Ed Rabel 4.1% 6,147
Total Votes 149,588
Source: West Virginia Secretary of State Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
Republican primary
U.S. House, West Virginia District 2 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAlex Mooney 36% 12,678
Robert Fluharty 1.8% 621
Steve Harrison 11% 3,885
Charlotte Lane 18.1% 6,358
Jim Moss 4.8% 1,684
Ken Reed 22.3% 7,848
Ron Walters Jr. 6% 2,125
Total Votes 35,199
Source: West Virginia Secretary of State

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