was a 2012 Republican
candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate
- See also: United States Senate elections in Nevada, 2012
Charles ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Nevada. He lost in the June 12, 2012 Republican primary.
The University of Virginia's Center for Politics published an article called Sabato's Crystal Ball on March 22, 2012 detailing the 8 races in the Senate in 2012 that would impact the political fate of which party ended up with control in 2013. The seat rated a toss-up that Sabato's Crystal Ball believed was most likely to depend on the outcome of the Presidential election in November is the Senate seat in Nevada. According to the article, "the size of the Hispanic vote in Nevada come November may be more of a deciding factor in this contest than any SuperPAC."