John Douglass

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John Douglass
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Virginia, District 5
PartyDemocratic
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force
Personal
ProfessionDefense industry
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John Douglass was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 10th Congressional District of Virginia. Douglass ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12, 2012. He was defeated by Robert Hurt on November 6, 2012.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

According to Douglass' website, his campaign themes included:

  • Education: "Abandoning millions of public school students with arbitrary cuts and teacher layoffs will make it impossible for Virginia schools to develop the highly skilled workforce that America needs to lead the world."
  • Jobs: "Further subsidizing corporations that keep America dependent on foreign oil and foreign jobs comes at the expense of local companies that support local growth.
  • National Security: "Responding to the threats of terror, disease and natural disasters will take a flag-officer in Congress that promotes robust economic diplomacy, intelligence-based decision making and a volunteer fighting force that is ready to step up in the face of real danger."[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Virginia's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

Douglass ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Virginia's 5th District.[3] He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and will face Republican incumbent Robert Hurt and Kenneth Hildebrandt (G) in the November general election.[4] He was defeated by Robert Hurt on November 6, 2012.[5]

U.S. House, Virginia District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic John Douglass 42.9% 149,214
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Hurt Incumbent 55.4% 193,009
     Green Kenneth Hildebrandt 1.6% 5,500
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 388
Total Votes 348,111
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors

2012

Breakdown of the source of Douglass' campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Douglass lost an election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Douglass' campaign committee raised a total of $1,137,904 and spent $1,118,272.[6]

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