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Greg Samples
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Tennessee, District 2
Date of birthJanuary 27, 1950
Place of birthLenoir City, TN
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Greg Samples was a 2012 Libertarian candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Tennessee.


Campaign themes


According to Samples' website, his campaign themes included:

  • Healthcare: "Government should insure a free, competitive market place where all Americans have access to the health care of their choice...allowing millions of people to take control of their own health with real prevention and cost effective solutions."
  • Taxes: "In the long term, these spending acts are completely unsustainable."
  • Foreign policy: "Nothing is more important to the safety of the people than a prudent foreign policy."[1]



See also: Tennessee's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Samples was defeated by incumbent John J. Duncan, Jr..[2] Samples ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Tennessee's 2nd District. He ran as a Libertarian. He faced incumbent John J. Duncan, Jr. (R), Troy Goodale (D), and Brandon Stewart (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Troy Goodale 20.6% 54,522
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn J. Duncan, Jr. Incumbent 74.4% 196,894
     Green Norris Dryer 2.2% 5,733
     Independent Brandon Stewart 1.1% 2,974
     Libertarian Greg Samples 1.7% 4,382
Total Votes 264,505
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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