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Joel Tyner
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U.S. House, New York, District 19
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Joel Tyner was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 19th Congressional District of New York. He lost in the primary.[1]

Tyner is a Dutchess County legislator.[2]



See also: New York's 19th Congressional District elections, 2012

Tyner ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 19th District. He sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket[3] and lost to former federal prosecutor Julian Schreibman in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012.[1][2]

The two agreed on many issues. Tyner made opposition to hydrofracking -- a controversial method of oil and natural gas recovery -- a main theme of his campaign, but Schreibman also said he opposes the technique "100%."[4] Both candidates also have said they will not be yes-men for President Barack Obama.[4] And each had the similar goal of protecting Social Security.[2] On health care, there was some differentiation, as Tyner called for a single-payer system, while Schreibman supported "universal access to health care" and favored the health care legislation already passed and known as "Obamacare."[5]

Schreibman was endorsed by retiring Representative Maurice Hinchey,[2] and argued that he was the more electable candidate[5] in the Republican-leaning district.[6] He also said he has a greater fundraising capability, which would help battle "an avalanche of unregulated corporate money" in the general election.[7]

Tyner was quick to criticize the sources of Schreibman's campaign contributions as coming from "investors."[4] He also highlighted his own history of being elected to his county seat despite being in a heavily Republican area, while Schreibman's stint as county Democratic chairman saw party losses in the state Legislature.[7]

U.S. House, New York District 19 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJulian Schreibman 58.8% 5,987
Joel Tyner 41.2% 4,191
Total Votes 10,178

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