Charles Dumas

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Charles Dumas
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 5
Bachelor'sState University of New York
J.D.Yale University
ProfessionPennsylvania State University professor
Campaign website
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Charles Dumas was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 5th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. He was defeated by Glenn Thompson.[1]



See also: Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district elections, 2012

Dumas ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Pennsylvania's 5th District. He was unopposed in the April 24 Democratic primary and hoped to unseat incumbent Rep. Glenn Thompson (R) in the November 6 general election.[2]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013.[3] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[3]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGlenn Thompson 62.9% 177,740
     Democratic Charles Dumas 37.1% 104,725
Total Votes 282,465

Campaign donors


Dumas was defeated by Glenn Thompson in 2012. During that election cycle, Dumas' campaign committee raised a total of $35,222 and spent $35,794.[4]

External links

Official campaign website