Norman Solomon

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Norman Solomon
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 2
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Norman Solomon was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of California.

In February 2012, the grassroots organization Democracy for America, founded by Howard Dean, named Solomon one of the top 10 progressive candidates in the 2012 U.S. House races.[1]


Solomon is an educator on media, politics, foreign policy and public affairs.[2] He is the co-founder of the media watchdog group Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR).[2]



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

Solomon ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 2nd District. He was defeated in the open primary on June 5, 2012.[3][4]

U.S. House, California District 2 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJared Huffman (D) 37.5% 63,922
Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Roberts (R) 15% 25,635
Norman Solomon (D) 14.9% 25,462
Stacey Lawson (D) 9.9% 16,946
Susan Adams (D) 8.2% 14,041
Mike Halliwell (R) 5.9% 10,008
Brooke Clarke (NPP) 2.2% 3,715
Tiffany Renee (D) 1.8% 3,033
John Lewallen (NPP) 1.5% 2,488
William Courtney (D) 1.4% 2,385
Andy Caffrey (D) 1% 1,737
Larry Fritzlan (D) 0.7% 1,151
Total Votes 170,523

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