2012 Defeated Candidates

As much as LLPH likes to be successful in our primaries, we sometimes face the fact of defeat. Below are candidates who tried their hardest and promoted conservative values that were backed by LLPH. We want to thank them for running, and we wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors:

Ron Gould: Candidate for Arizona CD 4: Defeated on August 28, 2012

Congresswoman Sandy Adams: Candidate for Florida CD 7: Defeated on August 14, 2012

Byron Donalds: Candidate for Florida CD 19: Defeated on August 14, 2012

John Brunner: Candidate for Missouri US Senate Seat: Defeated on August 7, 2012

Jack Hoogendyk: Candidate for Michigan CD-6: Defeated on August 7, 2012

Wes Riddle: Candidate for TX CD-25: Defeated on July 31, 2012 Primary

One Response to 2012 Defeated Candidates

  1. I’m Wes Riddle. It was a tough race and a disappointing defeat. We finished with 42% and were outspent 7:1. The Establishment closed ranks around my rival to an unprecedented degree. There simply is no compunction as there once was (and certainly no party rule especially in the era of the Tea Party), in order to keep party officials and elected officials from endorsing and otherwise attempting to influence open contested Republican primaries inside and outside their areas. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) moreover, while it has always been an incumbent protection society, has now crossed over into recruiting and selecting candidates and actively attempting to choose the winners out of primary and run-off situations. Incumbents are thus choosing future incumbents, who are always self-financed multi-millionaires or former office holders. In terms of a rebound, I’ve joined faculty at Central Texas College as a full time Professor of Government at Main Campus in Killeen. We’ll see what the future holds, but I am determined to fight for the restoration of our constitutional Republic.

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