Jamie Wheeler

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Jamie Wheeler
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U.S. House, Washington, District 4
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Jamie Wheeler was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Washington.

Wheeler was a homeschooling mother and former Tri-Cities Homeschool Support Group Coordinator.[1]


Campaign themes


According to her website, Wheeler's campaign platform included the following issues:[2]

  • Repeal the Affordable Care Act
  • Oppose the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty
  • Reduce the national debt



See also: Washington's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

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.[3] The top two vote-getters, regardless of party, were on the general election ballot.[4] She was defeated in the August 7, 2012, primary.[5]

Republican incumbent Doc Hastings won with almost 68% of the vote in 2010. This year he is challenged by fellow Republican Wheeler and Democrats Mary Baechler and Mohammad Said.

In late July 2012, Hastings had a huge lead in fundraising.[6] 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.[6]

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.[6]

The district Democratic Party backed Baechler.[6]

U.S. House, Washington District 4 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoc Hastings (R) Incumbent 59.3% 60,774
Green check mark transparent.pngMary Baechler (D) 26.5% 27,130
Jaime Wheeler (R) 11.3% 11,581
Mohammad H. Said (D) 2.9% 2,958
Total Votes 102,443

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