Arizona's 8th congressional district special election, 2012

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2012 United States House of Representatives Special election in Arizona's 8th congressional district
Arizona
2010 ←
June 12, 2012 → 2012

  Rob barber, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Nominee Ron Barber Jesse Kelly
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 111,203 96,465
Percentage 52.2% 45.3%

U.S. Representative before election

Gabrielle Giffords
Democratic

Elected U.S. Representative

Ron Barber
Democratic

A 2012 special election in Arizona's 8th congressional district was held on June 12, with primary elections held on April 17, to fill a seat in the United States House of Representatives for Arizona's 8th congressional district until the 112th United States Congress ends on January 3, 2013.[1] The election was caused by the resignation of Representative Gabrielle Giffords on January 25, 2012, to concentrate on recovering from her injuries from the 2011 Tucson shooting.[2] The seat was won by Ron Barber, a former aide to Giffords who was wounded in the attempt on her life.

Background[edit]

Governor of Arizona Jan Brewer announced April 17 to be the date for the special primary elections and June 12 for the special general election.[3]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Barber 44,185 100%
Totals 44,185 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jesse Kelly 27,101 35.1%
Republican Martha McSally 19,413 25.1%
Republican Frank Antenori 17,497 22.6%
Republican Dave Sitton 13,299 17.2%
Totals 77,310 100%

General election[edit]

The following candidates were on the ballot:

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ron
Barber (D)
Jesse
Kelly (R)
Charlie
Manolakis (G)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling June 9–10, 2012 1,058 ± 3.0% 53% 41% 4% 3%

Results[edit]

Arizona's 8th congressional district special election, 2012[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Barber 111,203 52.2%
Republican Jesse Kelly 96,465 45.3%
Green Charlie Manolakis 4,869 2.3%
Totals 213,189 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Giffords to Resign From Congress". The Wall Street Journal. January 22, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rep. Giffords to resign this week from Congress, focus on recovering from shooting injuries". The Washington Times. January 22, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Brewer Orders Special Election For June 12". The Huffington Post. January 27, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Giffords aide to run for seat in special election". AP. February 9, 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ Heinz for Congress
  6. ^ Rep. Heinz pledged to drop out and endorse Ron Barber if he chose to run in the special election. Heinz will still run in the primary for the general election in the district, which was renumbered the 2nd in redistricting.
  7. ^ a b "Governor will declare April special election for Giffords' seat". KOLD. January 22, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c d e Livingston, Abby (January 27, 2012). "Arizona: GOP State Senator Enters Race to Replace Giffords". Roll Call. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Giffords resignation sets off competitive special election for her Ariz. House seat". The Hill. January 22, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  10. ^ "With Giffords Stepping Down, Who Might Step Up?". National Journal. January 22, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Latas is Back". Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion. January 22, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "Arizona Candidates Race for Giffords Seat". Roll Call. January 24, 2012. Retrieved January 24, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Janet Napolitano Not Interested in Gabrielle Giffords’ Seat". Roll Call. January 24, 2012. Retrieved January 24, 2012. 
  14. ^ a b Nintzel, Jim (January 26, 2012). "What's Next?". Tucson Weekly. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Potential candidates for Giffords' seat begin to emerge". FOX 11. January 24, 2012. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Giffords meets with supporters, says she'll run again". Green Valley News and Sun. January 22, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  17. ^ a b http://www.azsos.gov/election/2012/special/primary/Canvass2012SpecialPrimary.pdf
  18. ^ Livingston, Abby (January 24, 2012). "Jesse Kelly to Run in Arizona Special Election". Roll Call. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 
  19. ^ McCombs, Brady (9 February 2012). "1st Female AF Air Combat Vet in Run for Congress". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  20. ^ "Politicians Scramble to Fill Giffords' Void". Arizona Daily Star. 3 February 2012. 
  21. ^ Smith, Dylan (January 25, 2012). "Paton to seek CD1 seat in Congress". Tucson Sentinel. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 
  22. ^ http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/AZ/37946/85831/en/summary.html

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