Lesli Messinger

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Lesli Rae Messinger
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U.S. House, Georgia, District 1
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Lesli Rae Messinger was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Georgia. She lost to incumbent Jack Kingston.[1]



See also: Georgia's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Messinger ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Georgia's 1st District. Messinger ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket. [2] Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of May 25, 2012. The primary elections were held on July 31, 2012. She won the primary and advanced to the general election on November 6, 2012, when she lost to Jack Kingston, incumbent.[3]

U.S. House, Georgia District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Kingston Incumbent 63% 157,181
     Democratic Lesli Messinger 37% 92,399
Total Votes 249,580
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Georgia District 1 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLesli Rae Messinger 54.3% 15,390
Nathan C. Russo 45.7% 12,952
Total Votes 28,342


Messinger received endorsements from District 96 Representative Pedro Marin[4] and 2008 candidate Bill Gillespie.[5]

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Messinger's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Messinger lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Messinger's campaign committee raised a total of $112,772 and spent $113,903.[6]

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