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{{tnr}}'''Rich Becker''' is a 2012 [[Democratic]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[New York's 18th congressional district elections, 2012|the 18th Congressional District]] of [[New York]].
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{{tnr}}'''Rich Becker''' was a 2012 [[Democratic]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[New York's 18th congressional district elections, 2012|the 18th Congressional District]] of [[New York]]. He lost in the primary.<ref name="apny">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NY_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP/CSPAN'' "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012]</ref>
  
 
Becker is a cardiologist and Cortlandt town council member.<ref name="som"/>
 
Becker is a cardiologist and Cortlandt town council member.<ref name="som"/>
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:: ''See also: [[New York's 18th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York's 18th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
Becker 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 New York, 2012|New York's]] [[New York's 18th congressional district elections, 2012|18th District]]. He is seeking the nomination on the Democratic ticket.<ref>[http://www.politicker.com/2012/04/09/rich-becker-has-questions-for-sean-patrick-maloney/ ''Politicker'' "Rich Becker Has Questions for Sean Patrick Maloney," April 9, 2012]</ref>
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Becker 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 New York, 2012|New York's]] [[New York's 18th congressional district elections, 2012|18th District]]. He sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket and lost to [[Sean Maloney]].<ref name="apny"/>
  
According to ''The New York Times'',<ref name="som">[http://somers.dailyvoice.com/politics/ny-times-endorses-becker-democratic-primary ''Somers Daily Voice'' "New York Times Endorses Becker In Democratic Primary," June 19, 2012]</ref> Rich Becker and former Bill Clinton aide [[Sean Maloney]] are the frontrunners. The ''Times'' has endorsed Becker, based on the paper's concerns about Maloney's handling of an investigation of [[Eliot Spitzer]].<ref name="nyt">[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/16/opinion/primary-day-is-june-26.html ''New York Times'' "Primary Day Is June 26," June 15, 2012]</ref> Maloney, unsurprisingly, has gained the endorsement of his former boss, Bill Clinton,<ref name="nyt"/> along with the nod from major unions in the state. The New York State United Teachers, the state AFL-CIO, and some large SEIU locals.<ref name="pol">[http://politicker.com/2012/06/sean-patrick-maloney-rolling-up-labor-support/ ''Policker'' "Sean Patrick Maloney Rolling Up Labor Support," June 8, 2012]</ref>
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According to ''The New York Times'',<ref name="som">[http://somers.dailyvoice.com/politics/ny-times-endorses-becker-democratic-primary ''Somers Daily Voice'' "New York Times Endorses Becker In Democratic Primary," June 19, 2012]</ref> Rich Becker and former Bill Clinton aide [[Sean Maloney]] were the frontrunners. The ''Times'' endorsed Becker, based on the paper's concerns about Maloney's handling of an investigation of [[Eliot Spitzer]].<ref name="nyt">[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/16/opinion/primary-day-is-june-26.html ''New York Times'' "Primary Day Is June 26," June 15, 2012]</ref> Maloney, unsurprisingly, gained the endorsement of his former boss, Bill Clinton,<ref name="nyt"/> along with the nod from major unions in the state, including the New York State United Teachers, the state AFL-CIO, and some large SEIU locals.<ref name="pol">[http://politicker.com/2012/06/sean-patrick-maloney-rolling-up-labor-support/ ''Policker'' "Sean Patrick Maloney Rolling Up Labor Support," June 8, 2012]</ref>
  
Wrappinger Falls Mayor [[Matt Alexander]],<ref>[http://www.politickerny.com/2011/11/10/hayworth-opponent-officially-declares-campaign/ ''PolitickerNY'' "Hayworth opponent officially declares campaign," November 10, 2011]</ref> Tuxedo Park Mayor [[Tom Wilson]],<ref>[http://wilson19.com/archives/456 ''Tom Wilson campaign site'' "Wilson announces campaign for New York's 19th congressional district," January 17, 2012]</ref> and local hero [[Duane Jackson]] are also running.<ref name="pol"/> Jackson, a street vendor, thwarted a bomb attempt in Times Square.<ref name="pol"/>
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Wrappinger Falls Mayor [[Matt Alexander]],<ref>[http://www.politickerny.com/2011/11/10/hayworth-opponent-officially-declares-campaign/ ''PolitickerNY'' "Hayworth opponent officially declares campaign," November 10, 2011]</ref> Tuxedo Park Mayor [[Tom Wilson]],<ref>[http://wilson19.com/archives/456 ''Tom Wilson campaign site'' "Wilson announces campaign for New York's 19th congressional district," January 17, 2012]</ref> and local hero [[Duane Jackson]] also ran.<ref name="pol"/> Jackson, a street vendor, thwarted a bomb attempt in Times Square.<ref name="pol"/>
  
Maloney stresses his endorsements, as well as his fundraising advantage over the rest of the Democratic candidates -- the funding, he says, will be necessary to unseat Hayworth in the general. Alexander, on the other hand, says that money will pour in to whoever opposes Hayworth.<ref name="ny">[http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/empire/2012/jun/19/hudson-valley-dems-crowd-primary-challenge-freshman-hayworth/ ''WNYC'' "In Hudson Valley, Dems Crowd Primary to Challenge Freshman Hayworth," June 19, 2012]</ref>
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Maloney stressed his endorsements, as well as his fundraising advantage over the rest of the Democratic candidates -- the funding, he says, will be necessary to unseat Hayworth in the general. Alexander, on the other hand, said that money will pour in to whoever opposes Hayworth.<ref name="ny">[http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/empire/2012/jun/19/hudson-valley-dems-crowd-primary-challenge-freshman-hayworth/ ''WNYC'' "In Hudson Valley, Dems Crowd Primary to Challenge Freshman Hayworth," June 19, 2012]</ref>
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|Chamber=U.S. House, New York District 18
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|party= Democratic
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|winner1 =Sean Maloney
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|Inc1 = N
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|candidate2 =Richard Becker
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|candidate3 =Matthew Alexander
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|candidate4=Duane Jackson
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|canddiate5=Thomas Wilson
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|votes1 =7098
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|votes2 =4775
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|votes3 =1752
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|votes4=674
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|votes5=329
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Rich Becker
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Rich Becker was a 2012 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 18th Congressional District of New York. He lost in the primary.[1]

Becker is a cardiologist and Cortlandt town council member.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: New York's 18th congressional district elections, 2012

Becker ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New York's 18th District. He sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket and lost to Sean Maloney.[1]

According to The New York Times,[2] Rich Becker and former Bill Clinton aide Sean Maloney were the frontrunners. The Times endorsed Becker, based on the paper's concerns about Maloney's handling of an investigation of Eliot Spitzer.[3] Maloney, unsurprisingly, gained the endorsement of his former boss, Bill Clinton,[3] along with the nod from major unions in the state, including the New York State United Teachers, the state AFL-CIO, and some large SEIU locals.[4]

Wrappinger Falls Mayor Matt Alexander,[5] Tuxedo Park Mayor Tom Wilson,[6] and local hero Duane Jackson also ran.[4] Jackson, a street vendor, thwarted a bomb attempt in Times Square.[4]

Maloney stressed his endorsements, as well as his fundraising advantage over the rest of the Democratic candidates -- the funding, he says, will be necessary to unseat Hayworth in the general. Alexander, on the other hand, said that money will pour in to whoever opposes Hayworth.[7]

U.S. House, New York District 18 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSean Maloney 48.5% 7,098
Richard Becker 32.6% 4,775
Matthew Alexander 12% 1,752
Duane Jackson 4.6% 674
2.2% 329
Total Votes 14,628

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