Sue Thorn

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Sue Thorn
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Candidate for
U.S. House, West Virginia, District 1
Campaign website
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Sue Thorn was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of West Virginia.

She has previously worked for Organizing for America,[1] an arm of the Democratic National Committee.


Campaign themes


According to her campaign website, some of Thorn's main issues were[2]:

  • Increasing good-paying jobs
  • Providing subsidized health care
  • Supporting social security, Medicaid and Medicare



See also: West Virginia's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Thorn was defeated by incumbent David McKinley.[3] Thorn ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent West Virginia's 1st District. She faced no competition in the Democratic primary and faced Republican incumbent David McKinley in the general election in November.[4]

U.S. House, West Virginia District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Sue Thorn 37.7% 73,468
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid McKinley Incumbent 62.3% 121,395
Total Votes 194,863
Source: West Virginia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors


Thorn trailed incumbent David McKinley in campaign funds raised. As of the end of April, Thorn had raised about $54,000, compared with McKinley's $1.5 million. Thorn had expressed confidence in a "grassroots swelling of enthusiasm."[5]

Breakdown of the source of Thorn's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Thorn lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Thorn's campaign committee raised a total of $188,441 and spent $165,531.[6]

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