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{{tnr}}'''Patrick Murray''' is a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Virginia's 8th congressional district elections, 2012|the 8th Congressional District]] of [[Virginia]].
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{{tnr}}{{Retired candidate submit info}}'''Patrick Murray''' was a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate who sought election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Virginia's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012|the 8th Congressional District]] of [[Virginia]]. Murray ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.  He was defeated by [[Jim Moran]] on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Virginia ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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According to Murray's website, his campaign themes included:
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* Economy: "The road to job creation and economic recovery runs through the private sector, not the federal government."
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* Energy: "Expanding on and offshore exploration will immediately set us on the road to energy independence and will also create thousands of badly needed jobs right here in America."
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* Taxes: "The bottom line is that our tax code is in bad need of reform. Our current system is cumbersome, overly complicated, deters savings and investment and leaves revenue on the table."<ref>[http://patrickmurrayforcongress.com/issues.php ''Patrick Murray for Congress'', "Issues," Accessed September 26, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[Virginia's 8th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
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Murray 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 Virginia, 2012|Virginia's]] [[Virginia's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012|8th District]]. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary.<ref>[http://www.arlnow.com/2011/11/11/patrick-murray-rematch-with-jim-moran-in-2012/ ''ARL Now'' "Patrick Murray: Rematch With Jim Moran in 2012," Accessed January 11, 2012]</ref> He faced incumbent [[Jim Moran]] (D), [[Jason Howell]] (I), and [[Janet Murphy]] (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://mclean.patch.com/articles/moran-seeks-12th-term-faces-newcomer-in-primary ''McLean Patch'' "U.S. Rep. Jim Moran Seeks 12th Term, Faces Newcomer in Primary," June 8, 2012]</ref>  He was defeated by [[Jim Moran]] on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Virginia ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
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===2012===
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[[File:Patrick Murray Donors 2012.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Murray's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Murray lost an election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Murray's campaign committee raised a total of $229,059 and spent $204,780.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?cycle=2012&id=VA08 ''Open Secrets'' "Patrick Murray 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed April 9, 2013]</ref>
  
Murray is running 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 Virginia, 2012|Virginia's]] [[Virginia's 8th congressional district elections, 2012|8th District]]. He is unopposed in the Republican primary<ref>[http://www.arlnow.com/2011/11/11/patrick-murray-rematch-with-jim-moran-in-2012/ ''ARL Now'' "Patrick Murray: Rematch With Jim Moran in 2012," Accessed January 11, 2012]</ref> and will face the winner of the Democratic primary -- incumbent [[Jim Moran]] or [[Bruce Shuttleworth]] -- in the November general election.
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{{Congress donor box 2012
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|winner = N
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Virginia District 8
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = $229,059
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|total spent = $204,780
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|opponent raised = $1,102,047
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|opponent spent = $1,170,285
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|org1 = Every Republican is Crucial PAC
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|org2 = Feld Entertainment
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|org3 = Institute for Defense Analyses
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|org4 = Arth Capital Consulting
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|org5 = Blank Rome LLP
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|orgdonor1 = $5,000
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|orgdonor2 = $5,000
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|orgdonor3 = $5,000
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|orgdonor4 = $4,802
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|orgdonor5 = $4,750
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|ind1 = Retired
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|ind2 = Republican/Conservative
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|ind3 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind4 = Lobbyists
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|ind5 = Misc Defense
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|inddonor1 = $22,950
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|inddonor2 = $12,000
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|inddonor3 = $11,050
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|inddonor4 = $8,250
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|inddonor5 = $5,500
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|}}
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://patrickmurray.co Patrick Murray's campaign website]
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* [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Patrick-Murray-for-Congress/249671211924 Campaign Facebook page]
  
 
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Patrick Murray
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U.S. House, Virginia, District 8
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sOklahoma State University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service1984-2008
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ProfessionArmy (Ret.)
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Patrick Murray was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 8th Congressional District of Virginia. Murray ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012. He was defeated by Jim Moran on November 6, 2012.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

According to Murray's website, his campaign themes included:

  • Economy: "The road to job creation and economic recovery runs through the private sector, not the federal government."
  • Energy: "Expanding on and offshore exploration will immediately set us on the road to energy independence and will also create thousands of badly needed jobs right here in America."
  • Taxes: "The bottom line is that our tax code is in bad need of reform. Our current system is cumbersome, overly complicated, deters savings and investment and leaves revenue on the table."[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Virginia's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

Murray ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Virginia's 8th District. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[3] He faced incumbent Jim Moran (D), Jason Howell (I), and Janet Murphy (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4] He was defeated by Jim Moran on November 6, 2012.[5]

U.S. House, Virginia District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Moran Incumbent 64.6% 226,847
     Republican Patrick Murray 30.6% 107,370
     Independent Jason Howell 2.9% 10,180
     Green Janet Murphy 1.7% 5,985
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 805
Total Votes 351,187
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors

2012

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

Murray lost an election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Murray's campaign committee raised a total of $229,059 and spent $204,780.[6]

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