John C. W. Shoop
|John C. W. Shoop|
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|U.S. House, Washington, District 2|
|Service/branch||U.S. Marine Corps|
Shoop served in the Marines and went on to be involved in a variety of business undertakings.
According to his website, Shoop's campaign platform included the following issues
- End bailouts
- Provide a balanced budget
- Stop rebuilding mosques overseas
Shoop ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Washington's 2nd District. He sought the nomination as a Republican and faced incumbent Rick Larsen (D), Dan Matthews (R), Eli Olson (R), Mike Lapointe (99% Party), and Glen Johnson (I) in the August 7, 2012, primary. The top two vote-getters appeared on the general election ballot. He was defeated in the August 7, 2012, primary.
Republican Dan Matthews is seen by some as presenting a serious threat to Democratic incumbent Rick Larsen. An analyst, however, says, "There is no way a candidate like Larsen is going to lose in 2012."
Larsen leads Matthews in fundraising by a fair margin, with Larsen having over $1 million and Matthews with $220,000. No other candidate has raised a significant amount.
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- Washington's 2nd Congressional District
- Washington's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012
- United States House of Representatives
- John C.W. Shoop campaign website, "Bio," accessed August 3, 2012
- John C.W. Shoop campaign website, "This I Believe," 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
- Seattle Times, "Republican Matthews can give incumbent Democrat Larsen a challenge in 2nd Congressional District," July 17, 2012
- MSNBC "Larsen faces 5 challengers in 2nd District race," July 20, 2012 (dead link)