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Eugene Yu

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Eugene Yu (Republican) was a candidate for Georgia's 12th Congressional District in the U.S. House. Yu lost the primary on May 22, 2018.


Yu was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 12th Congressional District of Georgia. Yu was defeated by Rick Allen in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.

He was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Georgia, but withdrew from the race on February 20, 2014.

Yu sold his Augusta business in order to campaign full-time in the months leading up to the primary. His campaign had a staff of seven as of July 2013, and traveled across the state in the weeks leading up to his official announcement.

Elections

2018

General election
General election for U.S. House Georgia District 12

Incumbent Rick Allen (R) defeated Francys Johnson (D) in the general election for U.S. House Georgia District 12 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Rick Allen (R)
59.5
148,986

Francys Johnson (D)
40.5
101,503
Other/Write-in votes
0.0
3

Total votes: 250,492
(100% precincts reporting)
Primary election
Primary for U.S. House Georgia District 12

Incumbent Rick Allen and Francys Johnson defeated Eugene Yu, Robert Ingham, and Trent Nesmith in the primary for U.S. House Georgia District 12 on May 22, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Rick Allen (R)
46.1
37,776

Francys Johnson (D)
20.8
16,991

Eugene Yu (R)
14.6
11,938

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Robert Ingham (D)
12.2
10,011

Trent Nesmith (D)
6.3
5,139

Total votes: 81,855


2016

rated this race as safely Republican. Incumbent Rick Allen (R) defeated Tricia Carpenter McCracken (D) in the general election on November 8, 2016. Allen defeated Eugene Yu in the Republican primary, while McCracken defeated Joyce Nolin to win the Democratic nomination. The primary elections took place on May 24, 2016.

U.S. House, Georgia District 12 General Election, 2016
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Allen Incumbent 61.6% 159,492
Democratic Tricia Carpenter McCracken 38.4% 99,420
Total Votes 258,912
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

U.S. House, Georgia District 12 Republican Primary, 2016
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRick Allen Incumbent 79% 46,686
Eugene Yu 21% 12,441
Total Votes 59,127
Source: Georgia Secretary of State
U.S. House, Georgia District 12 Democratic Primary, 2016
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTricia McCracken 62.2% 16,138
Joyce Nolin 37.8% 9,787
Total Votes 25,925
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

Campaign themes

The following issues were listed on Yu's campaign website. For a full list of campaign themes, .

  • The Economy: LET'S STRENGTHEN AMERICA'S ECONOMY: We can turn our economy and our country around by focusing Washington on supporting job creators, not discouraging them.
  • Immigration: THE FIRST WORD IN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT IS "ILLEGAL": As a legal immigrant, Eugene takes this issue personally. We have to enforce our laws. That is how you deal with people who are violating the law.
  • The Budget: LET'S RESTORE FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: It's past time to lower taxes and put a stop to the out of control spending in Washington.
  • The 2nd Amendment: LET'S STOP THE ASSAULT ON OUR RIGHTS & FREEDOMS: The 2nd Amendment, just like all of our other God given rights, is not up for debate.
  • Healthcare: LET'S WAKE UP FROM THE NIGHTMARE OF OBAMACARE: We can reform healthcare the right way. Eugene understands firsthand just how damaging Obamacare has been for individuals, our families, and businesses of every size.

—Eugene Yu's campaign website, http://www.yu4congress.us/#!issues/cee5

2014

Yu was a Republican candidate running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the 12th Congressional District of Georgia. Yu was defeated by Rick Allen in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.

U.S. House, Georgia District 12 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRick Allen 54% 25,093
Eugene Yu 16.5% 7,677
Delvis Dutton 14.3% 6,644
John Stone 12.5% 5,826
Diane Vann 2.7% 1,237
Total Votes 46,477
Source: Georgia Secretary of State


Yu ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Georgia. He withdrew from the race on February 20, 2014.