Bill Bloomfield

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Bill Bloomfield
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 33
PartyIndependent
Personal
Place of birthLos Angeles, CA
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Bill Bloomfield was a 2012 Independent candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 33rd Congressional District of California. He lost in the general election.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Bloomfield's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Rebuilding America’s Economic Engine
Excerpt: "America must set a goal of being energy independent within 10 years. The only thing worse than Americans having to pay such outrageous sums for gasoline is the fact that Iran, Russia and Venezuela are benefiting, as the windfall oil profits they are reaping are propping up their corrupt regimes and allowing them to finance terrorists (Iran and Venezuela) and threatening the stability of the world (all three)."
  • Eliminating $1 Trillion Budget Deficits
Excerpt: "Our country will be insolvent unless we start reducing our crushing deficits and bring our budget into balance. To rein in its spending, balance the books, and bring down our disgusting deficit, Congress must declare war on waste, fraud and corruption – instead of winking at it or even facilitating it."
  • Improve Our Schools
Excerpt: "We should reform No Child Left Behind. All parties need to come together to establish a fair and transparent accountability system for our public schools. And modifications must be made to things like “adequate yearly progress” to ensure that schools that progress and barely miss the target are not treated the same as schools that are moving in the wrong direction."
  • Ensure Medicare and Social Security Remain Solvent
Excerpt: "As a business owner, I constantly worked to find efficiencies while providing a better product for my customers. Through charities, I’ve given generously to health care programs in impoverished nations and helped prevent disease by investing in sanitation and water systems."
  • Fix What’s Wrong with Congress
Excerpt: "We will need to change Congress by sending people to Capitol Hill who are not vested in the special interests that obstruct reform, but, just as importantly, are willing to do whatever it takes to change the system to allow the solutions to our nation’s problems to be implemented."

Elections

2012

See also: California's 33rd congressional district elections, 2012

Bloomfield ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 33rd District. He and district 30 incumbent Henry Waxman (D) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Zein Obagi (D), Tim Pape (D), Christopher David (R), Steve Collett (L), David William Steinman (G), and Bruce Margolin (D). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election and Waxman won.[1][3][4]

U.S. House, California District 33 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHenry Waxman Incumbent 54% 171,860
     Independent Bill Bloomfield 46% 146,660
Total Votes 318,520
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Race background

A November 2012 article in Fox News reported that Waxman would face a tight battle from Bloomfield in the general election. Bloomfield spent millions of his own money on the campaign. A former Republican, Bloomfield said gridlock has "paralyzed" Congress. Fernando Guerra, political science professor at Loyola Marymount University, said he expected Waxman to win in a closer race than usual. "There is no doubt that Congressman Waxman is being challenged in this election and that he has to take it seriously."[5]

Campaign donors

2012

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

Bloomfield did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Bloomfield's campaign committee raised a total of $7,985,574 and spent $7,982,215.[6]

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