Rich Becker

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Rich Becker
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New York, District 18
PartyDemocratic
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Rich Becker was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent 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 to represent 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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