|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|
Dale Virgil Blanchard
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was a 2012 Democratic
candidate who sought election to the U.S. House
representing the 14th Congressional District
- See also: Ohio's 14th congressional district elections, 2012
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.