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|U.S. House, Illinois, District 13|
|Place of birth||New Jersey|
Metzger ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 13th District. Metzger sought the nomination on the Republican ticket.  The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.
Metzger and candidate Michael Firsching were defeated by incumbent Timothy Johnson in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012.  The Democratic primary between candidates David Gill and Matt Goetten was incredibly close, and in the end Gill narrowly beat out Goetten.
|U.S. House, Illinois District 13 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Tim Johnson Incumbent||68.7%||35,655|
Metzger moved to the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon area about 15 years ago.
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