United States Senate election in Arizona, 1994

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United States Senate election in Arizona, 1994
Arizona
1988 ←
November 7, 1994
→ 2000

  Jon Kyl, official 109th Congress photo.jpg Sam Coppersmith.jpg
Nominee Jon Kyl Sam Coppersmith
Party Republican Democratic Libertarian
Popular vote 600,999 442,510 75,493
Percentage 53.7% 39.5% 6.8%

U.S. Senator before election

Dennis DeConcini
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Jon Kyl
Republican

The 1994 United States Senate election in Arizona took place on November 7, 1994. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Dennis DeConcini decided to retire instead of seeking a fourth term. Republican nominee Jon Kyl won the open seat.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Coppersmith 81,995 32.15%
Democratic Richard Mahoney 81,863 32.10%
Democratic Cindy Resnick 75,563 29.63%
Democratic David Moss 15,612 6.12%
Totals 200,120 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jon Kyl 231,275 99.04%
Republican Write-ins 2,248 0.96%
Totals 231,733 100.00%

Libertarian primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Scott Grainger, engineer

Results[edit]

Libertarian primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Scott Grainger 5,424 100.00%
Totals 5,424 100.00%

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Source Date Kyl (R) Coopersmith (D)
Arizona State University Nov. 2, 1994 47% 28%
United for Arizona Oct. 30, 1994 43% 38%
The Rocky Mountain News Oct. 16, 1994 43% 30%
Arizona State University Oct. 7, 1994 39% 31%

Results[edit]

General election results[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jon Kyl 600,999 53.71% +12.65%
Democratic Sam Coppersmith 442,510 39.54% -17.17%
Libertarian Scott Grainger 75,493 6.75% +4.96%
Write-ins 58 0.01%
Majority 158,489 14.16% -1.50%
Turnout 1,119,060
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.azsos.gov/election/1994/Primary/Canvass1994PE.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.azsos.gov/election/1994/Primary/Canvass1994PE.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.azsos.gov/election/1994/Primary/Canvass1994PE.pdf
  4. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1994/94Stat.htm#3