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|U.S. House, Washington, District 4|
Wheeler was a homeschooling mother and former Tri-Cities Homeschool Support Group Coordinator.
According to her website, Wheeler's campaign platform included the following issues:
- Repeal the Affordable Care Act
- Oppose the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty
- Reduce the national debt
Wheeler ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Washington's 4th District. She sought the nomination as a Republican and faced incumbent Doc Hastings (R), Mohammad Said (D) and Mary Baechler (D) in the August 7, 2012, primary. The top two vote-getters, regardless of party, were on the general election ballot. She was defeated in the August 7, 2012, primary.
In late July 2012, Hastings had a huge lead in fundraising. Physician Said and tea party activist Wheeler had under $5,000 each, with professional community organizer Baechler just exceeding that in the last reporting period.
On the issues, Hastings has a record of supporting budget cuts and opposing the Affordable Care Act. Wheeler wants to defund several major federal agencies. Palestinian-born Said focuses on foreign policy issues, wanting a nuclear-free Middle East. Baechler would seek to defend Social Security and Medicare programs.
The district Democratic Party backed Baechler.
|U.S. House, Washington District 4 Open Primary, 2012|
|Doc Hastings (R) Incumbent||59.3%||60,774|
|Mary Baechler (D)||26.5%||27,130|
|Jaime Wheeler (R)||11.3%||11,581|
|Mohammad H. Said (D)||2.9%||2,958|
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- Washington's 4th Congressional District
- Washington's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012
- United States House of Representatives
- Jamie Wheeler campaign website, "Meet Jamie," accessed August 3, 2012
- Jamie Wheeler campaign website, "Issues," accessed August 3, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "Candidate Filings," accessed May 18, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "Top 2 Primary: FAQ," accessed May 17, 2012
- AP Primary Results
- The (Lower Columbia) News-Tribune, "Trio of challengers seeks to unseat Doc Hastings," July 22, 2012