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was a 2012 Republican
candidate who sought election to the U.S. House
to represent the 2nd Congressional District
. Matthews lost in the general election.
Matthews is a Boeing 747 instructor pilot.
Matthews did not post a campaign platform on his website, but he did release a radio ad:
Dan Matthews radio ad (audio)
- See also: Washington's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012
Matthews ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Washington's 2nd District. Dan Matthews and Rick Larsen advanced past the blanket primary and faced off in the general election on November 6, 2012. Larsen won.
Matthews was seen by some as presenting a serious threat to Democratic incumbent Rick Larsen. An analyst, however, said, "There is no way a candidate like Larsen is going to lose in 2012."
Larsen led Matthews in fundraising by a fair margin, with Larsen having over $1 million and Matthews with $220,000. No other candidate raised a significant amount.
Breakdown of the source of Matthews' campaign funds before the 2012 election.
Matthews lost an election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Matthews' campaign committee raised a total of $291,824 and spent $280,021.
|U.S. House, Washington District 2, 2012 - Dan Matthews (Washington) Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner
|Total Spent by Election Winner
|Top contributors to Dan Matthews (Washington)'s campaign committee|
|National Assn of Home Builders||$2,500|
|Rodland Motor Co||$2,500|
|American Farm Bureau||$2,000|
|Anders for Congress||$1,500
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 CNN "Washington Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
- ↑ Dan Matthews campaign website "Bio," Accessed August 3, 2012
- ↑ Washington Secretary of State "Candidate Filings," Accessed May 18, 2012
- ↑ AP Primary Results
- ↑ Seattle Times "Republican Matthews can give incumbent Democrat Larsen a challenge in 2nd Congressional District," July 17, 2012
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 MSNBC "Larsen faces 5 challengers in 2nd District race," July 20, 2012
- ↑ Open Secrets "Dan Matthews 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed April 10, 2013