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Robert Gregory Canfield

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Robert Gregory Canfield
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 8
PartyIndependent
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Robert Gregory Canfield was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 8th Congressional District of Illinois. Canfield was removed from the official candidate list on January 24, 2012 [1] However, he challenged the removal and instead ran as a write in candidate. He was defeated by Tammy Duckworth (D) in the general election.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois' 8th congressional district elections, 2012

Canfield lost to Tammy Duckworth.[3] Canfield ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 8th District.[4] The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012. Incumbent Joe Walsh had sought re-election on the Republican ticket.

Canfield was removed from the official candidate list on January 24, 2012 [1] However, he challenged the removal and instead ran as a write in candidate. He was defeated by Tammy Duckworth (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

U.S. House, Illinois District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTammy Duckworth 54.7% 123,206
     Republican Joe Walsh Incumbent 45.3% 101,860
     Independent Robert Gregory Canfield 0% 0
Total Votes 225,066
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

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