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|U.S. House, New York, District 23|
Nate Shinagawa was a 2012 Democratic and Working Families Party candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 23rd Congressional District of New York. He lost in the general election.
Shinagawa is a county legislator.
Shinagawa ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New York's 23rd District. He sought the nomination on the Democratic and Working Families tickets and defeated attorneys Leslie Danks Burke and Melissa Dobson in the June 26 Democratic primary. He took on Republican incumbent Tom Reed in the November 6, 2012, general election. Reed won.
The national Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee took an interest in the race, citing the three challengers as evidence of opposition to the Republican incumbent.
Local Democratic officials and organizations split their endorsements mainly between Burke and Shinagawa.
All three Democratic challengers supported Obamacare and opposed hydrofracking. In regards to the economy, Burke and Shinagawa wanted to tax corporations more heavily.
|U.S. House, New York District 23 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Tom Reed Incumbent||49.2%||137,669|
|Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"|
|U.S. House, New York, District 23 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|U.S. House, New York, District 23 General Election, 2012 - Nate Shinagawa Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$2,107,794|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$2,006,454|
|Top contributors to Nate Shinagawa's campaign committee|
|Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$15,000|
|American Federation of Teachers||$10,250|
|Tompkins County, NY||$7,925|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Public Sector Unions||$22,750|
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- CNN "New York Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
- Messenger-Post "Three-way Democratic primary in 23rd Congressional District," June 20, 2012
- New York Board of Elections "Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," Accessed June 11, 2012
- AP/CSPAN "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012
- Dunkirk Observer "Endorsements muddle primary," June 1, 2012
- Open Secrets "Nate Shinagawa 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed May 20, 2013
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