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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, an arm of the Democratic National Committee.
According to her campaign website, some of Thorn's main issues were:
- 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. 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.
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."
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.
|U.S. House, West Virginia District 1, 2012 - Sue Thorn Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner
|Total Spent by Election Winner
|Top contributors to Sue Thorn's campaign committee|
|Fitzsimmons Law Firm||$13,500
|United Food & Commercial Workers Union||$5,500|
|United Auto Workers||$5,000|
|West Virginia University||$5,000|
|Democracy for America||$4,387
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
- ↑ WBOY "Sue Thorn Announces Congressional Run in Morgantown," November 30, 2011
- ↑ Sue Thorn campaign website "Issues," accessed May 2, 2012
- ↑ Politico, "2012 Election Map, West Virginia"
- ↑ West Virginia Secretary of State "2012 Candidates," accessed May 2, 2012
- ↑ Wheeling News-Register "Thorn fights money battle," April 24, 2012
- ↑ Open Secrets, "Charlie L. Holley 2012 Election Cycle," accessed May 15, 2013