Dale Virgil Blanchard
|Dale Virgil Blanchard|
|U.S. House, Ohio, District 14|
|High school||John Adams High School|
|Bachelor's||Cleveland State University|
|Place of birth||Cleveland, OH|
Blanchard was defeated by Republican David Joyce in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Ohio's 14th District. Blanchard was the only Democrat in the March 6, 2012 primary looking to unseat incumbent Rep. Steven C. LaTourette (R).
LaTourette announced his retirement on July 31, 2012, delaying the announcement long enough to prevent the need for a special election to fill the 14th district seat. David Joyce replaced him and defeated Blanchard in the general election.
The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republicans will holds its majority in 2013. Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.
|U.S. House, Ohio District 14 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Dale Virgil Blanchard||38.7%||131,637|
|Green||Elaine R. Mastromatteo||3.8%||13,038|
|Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
- Cleveland Plain Dealer "State Sen. Nina Turner drops congressional primary bid against Rep. Marcia Fudge" Accessed January 20, 2012
- The Hill "Rep. LaTourette retires, says partisan 'toll' growing too heavy" Accessed August 3, 2012
- Roll Call "Ohio: Steven LaTourette Jolts GOP; Democrats Are Hopeful" Accessed August 3, 2012
- Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012