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Craig Astor

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Craig Astor
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Kentucky, District 2
Place of birthNew Kensington, Pennsylvania
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Craig Astor was a 2012 Libertarian candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Kentucky. Astor was defeated by Brett Guthrie in the general election.


Craig Astor was born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. He attend Bible school in rural PA and there met his wife, Ruth. He moved to Hodgenville, KY in 1998. Since 2009 he has served as a youth minister and Realtor with Semonin Realtors in Elizabethtown.[1]



See also: Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Astor was defeated by incumbent Brett Guthrie.[2] Astor ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Kentucky's 2nd District. He sought election as an Libertarian candidate. He faced David Lynn Williams (D), incumbent Brett Guthrie (R), and Andrew R. Beacham (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012, and was defeated by incumbent Guthrie.[3]

U.S. House, Kentucky District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrett Guthrie Incumbent 64.3% 181,508
     Democratic David Lynn Williams 31.7% 89,541
     Libertarian Craig Astor 1.7% 4,914
     Independent Andrew R. Beacham 2.2% 6,304
Total Votes 282,267
Source: Kentucky Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"


Astor has released several YouTube videos that outline his policy positions. The following was uploaded on May 14, 2012, and is titled "I am Not at War."

Craig Astor, "I am Not at War"[4]


Astor and his wife, Ruth, have four children.[5]

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