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|U.S. House, South Dakota, at-large District|
|Service/branch||US Army Reserve|
|Years of service||1976-1982|
|Profession||Minnehaha County commissioner, retired businessman|
Barth ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing South Dakota's at-large District. He was defeated Matt Varilek in the June 5, 2012, Democratic primary. Incumbent Kristi Noem (R) ran unopposed in the Republican primary.
- On May 24, 2012, Barth released a five-minute long internet ad titled "Why Jeff Barth for Congress?" The ad became an internet sensation, and was even picked up by New York Magazine.
- On May 29, Barth released his first TV ad.
On May 31, 2012, the South Dakota Republican Party produced a video targeting Barth for comments he made about President Obama's health care reform law. Barth said the Republican plan “wants you to be healthy, wealthy or dying quickly."
As of May 16, 2012, Barth raised $44,855 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $44,305, leaving him with $550 cash on hand. Of that, 54 percent came from candidate self-financing, while 46 percent came from individual contributions.
Barth and his wife Sherrie have two daughters and four grandchildren.
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- South Dakota's At-Large Congressional District elections, 2012
- South Dakota's At-Large Congressional District
- United States House of Representatives
- South Dakota Secretary of State Elections Division "Election Results" Accessed June 5, 2012
- South Dakota Secretary of State "Primary List," Accessed March 30, 2012
- New York Magazine "South Dakota’s Jeff Barth on His Viral Campaign Ad, Riding Animals, and Chess" Accessed June 1, 2012
- Argus Leader "Video: S.D. Republican Party strikes back at Barth" Accessed June 1, 2012
- opensecrets.org Accessed June 3, 2012