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Richard Cushing
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Candidate for
Minnesota House of Representatives District 40B
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Richard Cushing was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 40B of the Minnesota House of Representatives.


Campaign themes

Cushing's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

The Job Market

  • Excerpt:"'Creating jobs' and 'putting people to work' are two different things. Yes, the government can 'put people to work,' but that is not the same as 'creating jobs.'"


  • Excerpt:"It would be foolish of me, and morally corrupt, to stand in my campaign claiming to be for liberty and for man's pursuit of happiness while taking any other stand than to be for life."

Right to Work

  • Excerpt:"I am opposed to Big Labor's "card check" approach to unionizing and support only freedom of association. This includes the right to a secret ballot in all union matters."

Second Amendment

  • Excerpt:"This fundamental right to keep and bear arms is no more subject to regulation by the states than is the right to free speech or freedom of religion."

Education Reform

  • Excerpt:"Despite more and more spending on education and the deliberate dumbing-down of the curricula, student performance continues to falter. "



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cushing ran in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 40B. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and was defeated by incumbent Debra Hilstrom (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 40B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDebra Hilstrom Incumbent 71.4% 12,024
     Republican Richard Cushing 28.6% 4,810
Total Votes 16,834

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