Selina Meyer for President
Campaign 2012 U.S. primary elections
Candidate Selina Meyer
U.S. Senator from Maryland
Status Announced: 2011
Suspended: March 2012
Key people Mike McLintock (manager)
Amy Brookheimer (chief of staff)
Slogan Selina For You
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The 2012 presidential campaign of Selina Meyer, U.S. Senator from Maryland, was announced in 2011. Selina Meyer was a United States Senator from Maryland until 2013. Her candidacy in 2012 was her second run for president, as she ran in 2008. Both runs were ultimately unsuccessful.

Several months after the conclusion of her campaign, Meyer was selected to be party's vice presidential candidate alongside Stuart Hughes on the ticket. The pair won in the general election, and were sworn in on January 20, 2013.

Campaign[edit | edit source]

Selina details her reasoning for running again in the 2012 presidential election after her failed 2008 presidential campaign in her autobiography A Woman First: First Woman, saying that she did an interview with The Hill and was essentially baited into announcing she was considering running.

According to Fundraiser, Mike was later the one who ran her failed campaign to become President of the United States. Selina came in third place in Iowa, but won New Hampshire at the peak of her campaign.

On Super Tuesday, Selina did very poorly. She failed to win Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Florida, Texas, and the territory of Guam. She suspended her campaign that night.

According to Mike, the two biggest mistakes of her primary campaign was "she looked tired and the hat. The hat hurt us". The two biggest mistakes according to Dan were that "she spent too much time in New Hampshire and the attack ads in Oregon came up way too soon. It made you look mean before you had to be mean."

In Chung, Selina said she spoke in favor of immigration amnesty all throughout the primary campaign.

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

Hughes-Meyer campaign 2012[edit | edit source]

While Meyer's campaign did not last beyond the primaries, party frontrunner Stuart Hughes chose her as his running mate. They accepted the nomination at the Party Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The two were successful and won the 2012 U.S. presidential election against an unknown opponent.

Vice Presidency[edit | edit source]

Starting in January 2013, Meyer served as Vice President of the United States for Stuart Hughes, but later turned out to regret her decision.

Selina Meyer presidential campaign, 2016[edit | edit source]

Main article: Selina Meyer 2016 presidential campaign

With Hughes favorability falling fast, he announced he would not run for re-election. On October 18, 2015, Meyer announced she would run for President. After winning the primaries, the Election ended in an historic tie and the vote went to the House and Senate, where Meyer ultimately lost.

See also[edit | edit source]

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