|Dale Virgil Blanchard|
|U.S. House, Ohio, District 14|
|High school||John Adams High School|
|Bachelor's||Cleveland State University|
|Place of birth||Cleveland, OH|
Dale Virgil Blanchard
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was a 2012 Democratic
candidate who sought election to the U.S. House
to represent the 14th Congressional District
- See also: Ohio's 14th Congressional District elections, 2012
Blanchard was defeated by Republican David Joyce in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Ohio's 14th District. Blanchard was the only Democrat in the primary on March 6, 2012, looking to unseat incumbent Rep. Steven C. LaTourette (R).
LaTourette announced his retirement on July 31, 2012, delaying the announcement long enough to prevent the need for a special election to fill the 14th District seat. David Joyce replaced him and defeated Blanchard in the general election.
The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013. Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.
- ↑ Cleveland Plain Dealer, "State Sen. Nina Turner drops congressional primary bid against Rep. Marcia Fudge," accessed January 20, 2012
- ↑ The Hill, "Rep. LaTourette retires, says partisan 'toll' growing too heavy," accessed August 3, 2012
- ↑ Roll Call, "Ohio: Steven LaTourette Jolts GOP; Democrats Are Hopeful," accessed August 3, 2012
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012," accessed April 25, 2012