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Lapointe ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Washington, 2012|Washington's]] [[Washington's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012|2nd District]].<ref name="sos">[https://wei.sos.wa.gov/agency/osos/en/Pages/CandidateFilings.aspx ''Washington Secretary of State'' "Candidate Filings," Accessed May 18, 2012]</ref> He ran as a member of the 99% Party and faced incumbent [[Rick Larsen]] (D), [[Dan Matthews]] (R), [[John C. W. Shoop]] (R), [[Eli Olson]] (R), and [[Glen Johnson]] (I) in the August 7 primary; the top two vote-getters will be on the general election ballot.<ref>[http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/faqcandidates.aspx ''Washington Secretary of State'' "Top 2 Primary: FAQ," Accessed May 17, 2012]</ref>  He was defeated in the August 7, 2012 primary.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/WA_US_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS AP Primary Results]</ref>
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Lapointe ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Washington, 2012|Washington's]] [[Washington's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012|2nd District]].<ref name="sos">[https://wei.sos.wa.gov/agency/osos/en/Pages/CandidateFilings.aspx ''Washington Secretary of State'' "Candidate Filings," Accessed May 18, 2012]</ref> He ran as a member of the 99% Party and faced incumbent [[Rick Larsen]] (D), [[Dan Matthews]] (R), [[John C. W. Shoop]] (R), [[Eli Olson]] (R), and [[Glen Johnson]] (I) in the August 7 primary; the top two vote-getters will be on the general election ballot.<ref>[http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/faqcandidates.aspx ''Washington Secretary of State'' "Top 2 Primary: FAQ," Accessed May 17, 2012]</ref>  He was defeated in the August 7, 2012, primary.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/WA_US_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS AP Primary Results]</ref>
  
 
In the 2nd District, Republican [[Dan Matthews (Washington)|Dan Matthews]] is seen by some as presenting a serious threat to Democratic incumbent [[Rick Larsen]].<ref>[http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/editorials/2018708923_edit18cong2nd.html ''Seattle Times'' "Republican Matthews can give incumbent Democrat Larsen a challenge in 2nd Congressional District," July 17, 2012]</ref> An analyst, however, says, "There is no way a candidate like Larsen is going to lose in 2012."<ref name="msn">[http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48263051/ns/local_news-everett_wa/t/larsen-faces-challengers-nd-district-race#.UBifu7Se6So ''MSNBC'' "Larsen faces 5 challengers in 2nd District race," July 20, 2012]</ref>
 
In the 2nd District, Republican [[Dan Matthews (Washington)|Dan Matthews]] is seen by some as presenting a serious threat to Democratic incumbent [[Rick Larsen]].<ref>[http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/editorials/2018708923_edit18cong2nd.html ''Seattle Times'' "Republican Matthews can give incumbent Democrat Larsen a challenge in 2nd Congressional District," July 17, 2012]</ref> An analyst, however, says, "There is no way a candidate like Larsen is going to lose in 2012."<ref name="msn">[http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48263051/ns/local_news-everett_wa/t/larsen-faces-challengers-nd-district-race#.UBifu7Se6So ''MSNBC'' "Larsen faces 5 challengers in 2nd District race," July 20, 2012]</ref>

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Mike Lapointe
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Washington, District 2
Party99% Party
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Mike Lapointe was a 2012 99% Party candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 2nd Congressional District of Washington.

Lapointe is a member of Occupy Everett. He previously worked in a non-profit and is a former labor union organizer.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

According to his website, Lapointe's campaign platform includes the following issues[2]

  • End wars and bring the troops home
  • Overhaul regulations on small businesses

Elections

2012

See also: Washington's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Lapointe ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Washington's 2nd District.[3] He ran as a member of the 99% Party and faced incumbent Rick Larsen (D), Dan Matthews (R), John C. W. Shoop (R), Eli Olson (R), and Glen Johnson (I) in the August 7 primary; the top two vote-getters will be on the general election ballot.[4] He was defeated in the August 7, 2012, primary.[5]

In the 2nd District, Republican Dan Matthews is seen by some as presenting a serious threat to Democratic incumbent Rick Larsen.[6] An analyst, however, says, "There is no way a candidate like Larsen is going to lose in 2012."[7]

Larsen leads Matthews in fundraising by a fair margin, with Larsen having over $1 million and Matthews with $220,000. No other candidate has raised a significant amount.[7]

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