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|U.S. House, North Carolina , District 2|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1976 - 1998|
|Profession||Nuclear security consultant|
Speer ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 2nd District. Speer sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012. Speer challengeed incumbent Rep. Renee Ellmers, Sonya Holmes, and Clement Munno in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary. Speer was defeated by incumbent Renee Ellmers in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.
The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013. North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.
|U.S. House, North Carolina District 2 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Renee Ellmers Incumbent||56%||37,661|
|Clement F. Munno||4.4%||2,982|
As of April 18, 2012, Speer had raised $20,230 and spent $18,093, leaving him with $2,134 cash on hand. Of that, $19,00 (94%) came from candidate self-financing, while $1,230 (6%) came from individual contributions.
- Associated Press, "NC GOP Candidates Seek Ellmers, Myrick Seats," accessed February 26, 2012
- [http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/36596/80750/en/summary.html North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Election Results," accessed May 9, 2012.
- Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012," accessed April 25, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 Primary Results," accessed July 19, 2012
- opensecrets.org Accessed May 3, 2012