Candice Britton

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Candice Britton
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Missouri, District 1
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Candice Britton was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Missouri. Britton was defeated by incumbent Lacy Clay in the Democratic primary on August 7, 2012.[1]


Britton is from Sullivan and Bourbon, Missouri. She attended East Central Junior College and Meramec Community College. She has lived in St. Louis since she moved when she was 21.[2]



See also: Missouri's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Britton ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Missouri's 1st District. Britton faced two incumbents in the Democratic primary, Russ Carnahan and Lacy Clay, and was defeated by Clay in the primary.[3]

Missouri's 1st Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Lacy Clay Incumbent 63.3% 57,672
Russ Carnahan Incumbent 33.9% 30,911
Candice Britton 2.8% 2,566
Total Votes 91,149


Campaign themes


On her campaign website, Britton listed six issues. They are:[4]

  • Jobs Jobs Jobs
  • On her website, Britton says, "We must bring back our manufacturing base! No country can possibly survive without making its own goods. We are held captive, with our hands tied behind our backs, to depending upon foreign countries (ie. China who is predicted to be the super power by the year 2016... not the United States) for our livelihood. These foreign countries don’t have the people’s best interests at heart. Bringing America’s manufacturing base back home will also provide jobs we so desperately need."
  • Manufacturing Revival
  • On her website, Britton proposes four policies:
  • Lowering the "manufacturing corporate tax rate" to "15 percent or lower."
  • "All overseas manufactured goods, which are produced by American Companies, should have an imposed Tariff (just enough to bring our jobs back home) when imported back to the USA."
  • Support "fair trade," not "free trade."
  • Introduce a "living wage"
  • Healthcare Reform
  • Britton suggests several new regulations on insurance and pharmaceutical companies.
  • Education
  • On her website, Britton says, "Education is a very complex area to legislate. I would get rid of “NO Child Left Behind”. Education should be decided by each State. Every State is different and the needs of children will be different. I believe that the Federal government should help fund education, but not mandate how each State and City teaches their children."
  • Immigration
  • Britton says, "I welcome and am delighted to have all foreign visitor(s) to the United States, if and only if, they enter the U.S. legally and abide by and respect U.S. laws. Foreigner(s) who wish to come to America and become a Green Card holder or a citizen, and do so legally and simulate the U.S. with their contributions, would be welcomed with open arms to come enjoy our hard-won freedoms."
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • Britton says, "We need Laws, not Regulations, to govern the above Affordable Housing programs. You need true oversight from your Congresspersons and Senators of the Public Housing Authority (P.H.A.), a private company that H.U.D. gives a government contract to implement the above programs. From personal experience with the P.H.A. I can report that it is imperative that we reform this program and the agency."[4]

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