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Gail Lightfoot
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, California
Date of birthSeptember 18, 1937
Place of birthVenice, CA
Campaign website
Gail Lightfoot was a 2012 Libertarian candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from California.


Campaign themes


Lightfoot's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • The Constitution
Excerpt: "Restore it. The Constitution grants certain carefully ‘enumerated powers’ to the federal government. The purpose is to limit the federal government to just those listed powers and no others. All other non-enumerated ‘powers’ are “reserved to the states . . . or to the people."
  • Foreign Policy
Excerpt: "Notify the world that the U.S. is not their policeman. Bring our troops home. Return control of Iraq to the people of Iraq and responsibility for peace in the Middle East and everywhere else to each country's citizens. They have more to lose than we do."
  • The Economy
Excerpt: "Let the private sector work its wonders. If we respect private property, reduce government control by agencies, licenses, regulations and subsidies everyone can work towards the goals they think are most important."
  • Environment And Safety
Excerpt: "Reform the legal system for easier access by individuals. Set up user friendly web sites and make them available in Kiosks or at the local library so anyone can sue for damages to their person or property. If polluters had to pay, they would think more carefully about what they do. "
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Pass the “Health Freedom Protection Act,” to deregulate the health care industry. Leave all medical decisions, including abortions, to individuals, families and physicians. Let individuals shop for the health insurance they need. When we individually select heath insurance, it can follow us from job to job and state to state."



See also: United States Senate elections in California, 2012

Lightfoot ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing California. She was defeated in the June 5, 2012, open primary.[2][3]

U.S. Senate, California General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDianne Feinstein Incumbent 62.5% 7,864,624
     Republican Elizabeth Emken 37.5% 4,713,887
Total Votes 12,578,511
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


Lightfoot is widowed and has three children.[4]

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