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Debbie Dingell Starts Campaign to Follow Husband in Congress


The spouse of a current member of Congress has started her campaign to succeed her husband in the next Congress.

Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., filed a statement of candidacy on Friday for the 12th Congressional District of Michigan, a seat currently held by her husband, Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., who has announced his retirement at the end of this Congress.

Debbie Dingell has set up and registered her principal campaign committee, Debbie Dingell for Congress. The committee is based in Dearborn, Michigan, and the treasurer is Martha Darling.

Her personal financial holdings have been public as part of her husband’s personal financial disclosure report, which has been filed annually as required by the Ethics Act.

Her husband has also filed numerous stock transaction reports as required by the Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act. The reports show transactions for jointly held stock and individually owned assets. Since January 1, 2013, her own stock transactions included the following:

Enterprise Prod Prtnrs LP, purchased $1,000 to $15,000 on 1/16/13.
Nextera Energy Inc. COM, purchased $15,001 to $50,000 on 1/16/13.
SeaDrill Ltd, purchased $1,000 to $15,000 on 1/16/13.
AirCastle Ltd, purchased $1,000 to $15,000 on 1/16/13.
Comcast Corp., sold $15,001 to $50,000 on 1/16/13.
CVS Caremark Corp., $15,001 to $50,000 on 1/16/13.
Exelon Corp., sold $1,000 to $15,000 on 1/16/13.
CVSCaremark Corp., sold $15,001 to $50,000 on 3/21/13.
SeaDrill Ltd., purchased $1,000 to $15,000 on 5/16/13.
Williams Co. Inc., purchased $1,000 to $15,000 on 6/24/13.
Comcast Corp CL A, purchased $1,000 to $15,000 on 9/17/13.
Vodafone GP PLc, Ads New sold $15,001 to $50,000 on 9/26/13.
Microsoft Corp., purchased $15,001 to $50,000 on 10/1/13.
AT&T purchased $1,000 to $15,000 on 10/21/13.
Gamco Natural Gas, sold $1,000 to $15,000 on 10/21/13.
Spirit Realty Capital Inc New, purchased $15,001 to $50,000 on
Cisco Sys Inc., purchased $1,000 to $15,000 on 12/23/13.
Enterprise Prods Prtnrs LP, sold $15,001 to $50,000 on 12/30/13.
First Data Corp., purchased $1,000 to $15,000 on 1/8/14.
Apple Inc., purchased $15,001 to $50,000 on 1/28/14.
Williams Co. Inc., sold $1,000 to 15,000 on 1/28/14.
SeaDrill Ltd. sold $15,001 to $50,000 on 1/28/14.

Debbie Dingell’s recent personal federal campaign contributions include $1,000 on 6/20/13 to Emily’s List; $1,000 on 4/16/13 to Obama for America; $500 on 3/27/12 to Stabenow for U.S. Senate; $250 on $10/17/11 to Obama for America; and $1,000 on 5/12/11 to Klobuchar for Minnesota 2012. Search all her contributions on Political MoneyLine’s Donor Search .

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