Jack Rushin

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Jack Rushin
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U.S. House, Missouri, District 8
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Jack Rushin was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of Missouri. Rushin ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 7, 2012.

Rushin is seeking the Missouri Democratic party nomination in the 2013 8th Congressional District special election.[1]


After graduating High School and acquiring pre-requisite education from Southeast Missouri State University Jack applied and was accepted to Life College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia. Dr. Rushin graduated cum laude from Life College of Chiropractic in December of 1980. Dr. Rushin practiced in Puxico, MO before moving his practice to Poplar Bluff in 1988.[2]



See also: Missouri's 8th Congressional District special election, 2013

Rushin was a potential candidate for the Missouri Democratic party for the 2013 special election for the U.S. House, representing Missouri's 8th District.[1] The election was held to replace Jo Ann Emerson. The general election took place on June 4, 2012.[3]

There was no primary election, instead each party's nomination was selected by a committee. Rushin was one of five Democratic candidates who reportedly reached out to the committee in order to make a case for the party's nomination.[1] Steve Hodges received the nomination of the committee on February 16, 2013.[4]


See also: Missouri's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

Rushin was defeated by incumbent Jo Ann Emerson.[5] Rushin ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Missouri's 8th District. He would have faced Todd Mahn in the Democratic primary, except Mahn withdrew from the race prior to the primary. Rushin ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. He faced incumbent Jo Ann Emerson (R) and Rick Vandeven (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Missouri District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Jack Rushin 24.6% 73,755
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJo Ann Emerson Incumbent 71.9% 216,083
     Libertarian Rick Vandeven 3.5% 10,553
Total Votes 300,391
Source: Missouri Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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Breakdown of the source of Rushin's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Rushin lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Rushin's campaign committee raised a total of $24,817 and spent $20,788.[6]

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