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Dale Virgil Blanchard

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Dale Virgil Blanchard
Dale Virgil Blanchard.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Ohio, District 14
High schoolJohn Adams High School
Bachelor'sCleveland State University
Place of birthCleveland, OH
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Dale Virgil Blanchard was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 14th Congressional District of Ohio.[1]



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.[2][3]

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.[4] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[4]

U.S. House, Ohio District 14 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Dale Virgil Blanchard 38.7% 131,637
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Joyce 54% 183,657
     Libertarian David Macko 3.4% 11,536
     Green Elaine R. Mastromatteo 3.8% 13,038
Total Votes 339,868
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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