Paul Haring

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Paul Haring
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Virginia, District 8
Prior offices
Texas House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of Saint Thomas, 1957
OtherLLB, University of Texas-Austin School of Law, 1964
Date of birthNovember 18, 1937
Place of birthBeeville, TX
Campaign website
Paul Haring was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of Virginia.[1] He lost the Republican nomination, which was given to Micah Edmond on April 26, 2014.[2]

He was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 34th Congressional District of Texas.


Haring's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Job Creation and the Economy
Excerpt: "I will work to get our fiscal house in order by supporting a balanced budget. The federal government must stop spending money we don’t have."
  • Pro Life, Pro Family
Excerpt: "Did you know that 60 million Americans have died from abortion since 1973? I intend to stand up in Congress for those who can’t speak and bring this national tragedy to an end."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "I will vote to repeal President Barack Obama’s flawed health care law. I’m against forcing people to buy health insurance and fining them if they don’t. The law must also be repealed because it provides money to subsidize abortions."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "We must secure our borders. This is essential with the increased threat of terrorists and the illegal drugs entering our country. "
  • Second Amendment
Excerpt: "I support the right guaranteed by the Constitution under the Second Amendment for people to own and use firearms. "



See also: Virginia's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

Haring ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Virginia's 8th District.[1] On April 26, 2014, at the 8th Congressional District Virginia Republican Convention, delegates chose Micah Edmond as the Republican candidate in the 2014 general election. Edmond received 168.44 votes, or 50.74 percent, while Dennis Bartow received 143.31 votes, or 43.17 percent, and Haring received 20.24 votes, or 6.10 percent.[2]


See also: Texas' 34th Congressional District elections, 2012

Haring ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 34th District. He was defeated by Adela Garza and Jessica Puente Bradshaw in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012.[4][5]


Haring is widowed and has six children.[6]

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