|U.S. House, Tennessee, District 5|
|Bachelor's||Oral Roberts University|
|Profession||Businessman, former performing artist|
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was a 2012 Republican
candidate who sought election to the U.S. House
representing the 5th Congressional District
According to Staats' website, his campaign themes included:
- Economy: "The solutions to our economic problems have not and will not come from bureaucrats in Washington. It’s irresponsible to think we can spend our way out of debt."
- Healthcare: "Having access to affordable healthcare is important. However, providing healthcare is not the role of the federal government."
- Immigration: "That’s why we should support those who come here with the same dreams as our forefathers and follow the proper and legal path to citizenship."
- See also: Tennessee's 5th congressional district elections, 2012
Staats was defeated by incumbent Jim Cooper. Staats ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Tennessee's 5th District. He defeated Justin Jones, Bob Ries, John Smith, and Tracy Tarum in the August 2 Republican primary. He faced incumbent Jim Cooper (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, Tennessee's 5th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
| Justin Jones
| Bob Ries
| John Smith
| Tracey Tarum
Breakdown of the source of Staats' campaign funds before the 2012 election.
Staats lost an election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Staats' campaign committee raised a total of $46,183 and spent $45,440.
|U.S. House, Tennessee District 5, 2012 - Brad Staats Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner
|Total Spent by Election Winner
|Top contributors to Brad Staats's campaign committee|
|RBM Venture Co||$2,500|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$2,750|
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Staats and his wife Bethany have four children.