Kathryn Boockvar

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Kathryn Boockvar
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 8
Bachelor'sUniversity of Pennsylvania
J.D.American University, Washington School of Law
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Kathryn Boockvar was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 8th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.[1] She was defeated by incumbent Michael G. Fitzpatrick.[2]



See also: Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district elections, 2012

Boockvar ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Pennsylvania's 8th District. Boockvar was unopposed in the April 24 Democratic primary and hoped to unseat incumbent Rep. Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R) in the November 6 general election.[3]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013.[4] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[4]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Kathryn Boockvar 43.4% 152,859
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael G. Fitzpatrick Incumbent 56.6% 199,379
Total Votes 352,238
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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Boockvar was defeated by Michael Fitzpatrick in 2012. During that election cycle, Boockvar's campaign committee raised a total of $1,450,691 and spent $1,443,331.[5]

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