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Candidate for
U.S. House, Florida, District 25
Date of birthSeptember 30, 1980
Place of birthMiami, FL
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VoteforEddie.Com was a 2012 Independent candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 25th Congressional District of Florida.


Campaign themes


VoteforEddie.Com's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Social Security & Medicare
Excerpt: "Social security and Medicare need a recalibration to face the current economical realities. Older Americans should not bear the brunt of this as they have put so much into the system already and deserve the benefits promised to them."
  • Tea Party & Occupy Wall Street
Excerpt: "Listing these two movements in the same breath is odd and the idea that they may be able to work toward a common goal borders on the incomprehensible. Nevertheless, I will try to align their interests to do what is best for America through the implementation of my National Energy Security Act (NESA)."
  • Energy Independence
Excerpt: "The first bill that I plan on bringing to the floor of Congress will be The National Energy Security Act, ("NESA"), which will be funded by allotting half of the current 18.4 cents per gallon federal gasoline tax to a renewable energy initiative. Using the funds generated from the allotment, which equal almost one billion dollars per month, I would have experts from all fields of science, energy & technology develop and implement a plan to free our country from a dependence on fossil fuels as quickly as possible."
  • Tax cuts
Excerpt: "The second bill called the Tax Relief for Emergency services, Armed forces & Teachers ("TREAT") act. The TREAT act will allow our uniformed men and women who put their life on the line everyday to be rewarded by paying less tax. Teachers are educating your children, and police and firemen are risking their lives to protect our citizens yet they are constantly facing salary freezes and budget cutbacks."
  • Gay & Lesbian Issues
Excerpt: "I fully support same sex marriage. I believe responsible adults can enter into whatever loving relationship they so choose and receive the same benefits as any "straight couple" would under the eyes of the law."



See also: Florida's 25th Congressional District elections, 2012

VoteforEddie.Com ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 25th District. VoteforEddie.Com sought the nomination on the Independent ticket.[2] Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of June 8, 2012. The primary elections were held on August 14, 2012. He was defeated by Mario Diaz-Balart in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

U.S. House, Florida District 25 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMario Diaz-Balart Incumbent 75.6% 151,466
     Independent VoteforEddie.Com 8.5% 17,099
     Independent Stanley Blumenthal 15.8% 31,664
Total Votes 200,229
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors


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

VoteforEddie.Com lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, VoteforEddie.Com's campaign committee raised a total of $9,460 and spent $7,058.[4]

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