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Richard Speer
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Candidate for
U.S. House, North Carolina , District 2
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1976 - 1998
ProfessionNuclear security consultant
Campaign website
Richard Speer was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of North Carolina.[1] Speer was defeated by incumbent Renee Ellmers in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.[2]



See also: North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

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.[2]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as 1 of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013.[3] North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.[3][4]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRenee Ellmers Incumbent 56% 37,661
Sonya Holmes 9.7% 6,535
Clement F. Munno 4.4% 2,982
Richard Speer 29.9% 20,099
Total Votes 67,277

Campaign donors

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.[5]

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