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|U.S. House, Oregon, District 1|
was a 2012 Republican
candidate who sought election to the U.S. House
representing the 1st Congressional District
. He ran in the special election
on January 31, 2012.
- See also: Oregon's 1st congressional district special election, 2012
Cornilles was defeated in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Oregon's 1st District. He was defeated by Suzanne Bonamici.
Cornilles was targeted by the Super PAC House Majority PAC. The Democratic-allied PAC spent about $300,000 on defeating Cornilles, primarily through TV ads.
"House Majority PAC ad against Robert Cornilles: 'Six Employees'"
Cornilles raised just over $202,059 in the second quarter. The majority of Cornilles’s contributions, $184,259, came from individuals, yet he did receive $17,900 from political action committees.