United States House of Representatives elections in Arizona, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Arizona, 2014
Arizona
2012 ←
November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04) → 2016

All 9 Arizona seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 4 5
Seats won 5 4
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1
Popular vote 817,218 557,941

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Arizona where held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the nine U.S. Representatives from the state of Arizona, one from each of the state's nine congressional districts, with Democratic and Republican primaries taking place on August 26. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including Governor of Arizona.

Overview[edit]

The table below shows the total number and percentage of votes, as well as the number of seats gained and lost by each political party in the election for the United States House of Representatives in Arizona. In addition, the voter turnout and the number of votes not valid will be listed below.

United States House of Representatives elections in Arizona, 2014[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 817,168 55.68% 5 +1
Democratic 577,943 39.38% 4 -1
Americans Elect 44,924 3.06% 0 -
Libertarian 23,767 1.62% 0 -
Write-ins 3,801 0.26% 0 -
Totals 1,467,603 100% 9 -
Voter turnout  %

District 1[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick won election to the House of Representatives in 2012.

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ann Kirkpatrick 51,393 98.61
Democratic Write-in 722 1.39
Total votes 52,115 100

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Adam Kwasman, a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives, is running.[3] Also running are rancher Gary Kiehne and Arizona House of Representatives Speaker Andy Tobin.[4][5]

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu briefly ran for the 4th congressional district in 2012, before dropping out after it emerged that he had threatened to deport his gay lover if he outed Babeu as homosexual. He was speculated to run against Kirkpatrick in 2014, but he declined to do so.[6]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Gary
Kiehne
Adam
Kwasman
Andy
Tobin
Other Undecided
Remington August 17–19, 2014 420 ± 4.77% 21% 29% 30% 20%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andy Tobin 18,814 35.69
Republican Gary Kiehne 18,407 34.92
Republican Adam Kwasman 15,266 28.96
Republican Write-in 222 0.42
Total votes 52,709 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ann
Kirkpatrick (D)
Andy
Tobin (R)
Other Undecided
North Star^ September 2014 400 ± 4.9% 42% 48% 10%
Tarrance Group^ September 2–4, 2014 405 ± 4.9% 43% 51% 6%
  • ^ Internal poll for the Andy Tobin campaign

Results[edit]

Arizona’s 1st congressional district election, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ann Kirkpatrick (Incumbent) 97,391 52.61
Republican Andy Tobin 87,723 47.39
Total votes 185,114 100
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Democrat Ron Barber was elected to a full term in the House of Representatives in 2012, narrowly defeating Republican Martha McSally.

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Barber 49,039 98.58
Democratic Write-in 705 1.42
Total votes 49,744 100

Republican primary[edit]

McSally has filed to run against Barber again in 2014.[8] Also running for the Republican nomination are Shelley Kais and Chuck Wooten.[5]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Martha McSally 45,492 69.11
Republican Chuck Wooten 14,995 22.78
Republican Shelley Kais 5,103 7.75
Republican Write-in 235 0.36
Total votes 65,825 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ron
Barber (D)
Martha
McSally (R)
Other Undecided
PMI/Red Racing Horses October 21–23, 2014 554 ± 4% 48% 46% 5%
Normington Petts^ June 8–10, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 45% 37% 18%
On Message Inc.* April 14–16, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 42% 45% 9%
On Message Inc.* June 17–18, 2013 400 ± 4.9% 46% 45% 9%
  • ^ Internal poll for Ron Barber campaign
  • * Internal poll for Martha McSally campaign

Results[edit]

As the election margin was less than 1% in favor of McSally, a recount began on December 3, 2014. McSally won the recount by 161 votes.[9]

Arizona’s 2nd congressional district election, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Martha McSally 109,704 50.01
Democratic Ron Barber (Incumbent) 109,543 49.94
Write-ins 104 0.05
Total votes 219,351 100
Republican gain from Democratic

District 3[edit]

Democrat Raúl Grijalva has represented the district since being elected in 2002.

Republican Gabriela Saucedo Mercer and Libertarian Miguel Olivas are also running.[5]

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raúl Grijalva 28,758 97.61
Democratic Write-in 703 2.39
Total votes 29,461 100

Republican primary[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gabby Saucedo Mercer 18,823 98.37
Republican Write-in 311 1.63
Total votes 19,134 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Arizona’s 3rd congressional district election, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raúl Grijalva (Incumbent) 58,192 55.72
Republican Gabby Saucedo Mercer 46,185 44.23
Write-ins 51 0.05
Total votes 104,428 100
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

Republican Paul Gosar has represented the district since being elected in 2010.

Democrat Mike Weisser is running against him.[5]

Republican primary[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul Gosar 65,354 99.18
Republican Write-in 542 0.82
Total votes 65,896 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Weisser 19,643 97.39
Democratic Write-in 526 2.61
Total votes 20,169 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Arizona’s 4th congressional district election, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul Gosar (Incumbent) 122,560 69.96
Democratic Mike Weisser 45,179 25.79
Libertarian Chris Rike 7,440 4.25
Total votes 175,179 100
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

Republican Matt Salmon has represented the district since being elected in 2012.

He is being challenged by Democrat James Woods.[5] Woods is looking to make history as the first openly-atheist candidate to be elected to the U.S. Congress (former California Congressman Pete Stark, who served from 1973 to 2013, is an atheist but did not reveal this until 2007; former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank revealed that he was an atheist after he left office[10]).

Republican primary[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Matt Salmon 71,690 99.14
Republican Write-in 620 0.86
Total votes 72,310 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Woods 20,249 98.84
Democratic Write-in 237 1.16
Total votes 20,486 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Arizona’s 5th congressional district election, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Matt Salmon (Incumbent) 124,867 69.58
Democratic James Woods 54,596 30.42
Total votes 179,463 100
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

Republican David Schweikert has represented the district since being elected in 2010.

Democrat John W. Williamson is running against him.[5]

Republican primary[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Schweikert 69,902 98.79
Republican Write-in 859 1.21
Total votes 70,761 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic W. John Williamson 25,306 98.92
Democratic Write-in 275 1.08
Total votes 25,581 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Arizona’s 6th congressional district election, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Schweikert (Incumbent) 129,578 64.86
Democratic W. John Williamson 70,198 35.14
Total votes 199,776 100
Republican hold

District 7[edit]

The 7th district is heavily Hispanic and is located primarily in Phoenix, and includes portions of Glendale and the town of Guadalupe. The incumbent is Democrat Ed Pastor, who has represented the district since 2013, and previously represented the 4th district from 2003 to 2013 and the 2nd district from 1991 to 2013. He was re-elected with 82% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+16. Pastor is not running for re-election.[11]

Democratic primary[edit]

Pastor's retirement presents a "once- or twice-in-a-lifetime opportunity" for an open safe Democratic seat in Arizona and is predicted to set off a "free-for-all" in the primary that could "eclipse" the 10-candidate primary for retiring Congressman John Shadegg's seat in 2010. Because of this and Arizona's "resign-to-run" law, political consultant Mario Diaz predicted a "domino effect, from federal (offices) all the way down to city (councils)."[12]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrew
  • Steve Gallardo, State Senator (running for Wilcox's place on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors)[15]
Removed from ballot
  • Cesar Chavez, formerly Scott Fistler, Republican write-in candidate for the seat in 2012 and candidate for Phoenix City Council in 2013[16][17]
Declined

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ruben
Gallego
Mary Rose
Wilcox
Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling July 22–24, 2014 500 ± 4.4% 41% 31% 27%
Lake Research* July 20–22, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 32% 24% 6% 38%
Lake Research* May 20–22, 2014 401 ± 4.9% 38% 32% 29%
  • * Internal poll for Ruben Gallego campaign

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ruben Gallego 14,936 48.73
Democratic Mary Rose Wilcox 11,077 36.14
Democratic Randy Camacho 2,330 7.6
Democratic Jarrett Maupin 2,199 7.17
Democratic Write-in 111 0.36
Total votes 30,653 100

Republican primary[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Brianna Wasserman[5]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Write-in 1,125 100

Libertarian primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrew
  • Ted Rogers[5]

Results[edit]

Libertarian primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Joe Cobb 300 86.96
Libertarian Write-in 45 13.04
Total votes 345 100

Independents[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • José Peñalosa, immigration attorney, Republican candidate for the seat in 2010 and Independent candidate for the seat in 2012[27]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Arizona’s 7th congressional district election, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ruben Gallego 54,235 74.85
Libertarian Joe Cobb 10,715 14.79
Americans Elect Rebecca Dewitt 3,858 5.32
Independent José Peñalosa 3,496 4.83
Write-ins 150 0.21
Total votes 72,454 100
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

Republican Trent Franks has represented the district since being elected in 2002.

Clair Van Steenwyk ran against him in the Republican primary. No Democrat filed to run.[5]

Republican primary[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Trent Franks 53,771 73.1
Republican Clair Van Steenwyk 19,629 26.68
Republican Write-in 162 0.22
Total votes 73,562 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Write-in 2,560 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Arizona’s 8th congressional district election, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Trent Franks (Incumbent) 128,710 75.36
Americans Elect Stephen Dolgos 41,066 24.04
Write-ins 1,020 0.60
Total votes 170,796 100
Republican hold

District 9[edit]

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won election to the House of Representatives in 2012, when the district was created.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kyrsten Sinema 31,900 98.77
Democratic Write-in 398 1.23
Total votes 32,298 100

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrew
Declined

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Wendy
Rogers
Andrew
Walter
Undecided
Coleman Dahm & Associates February 2014 686 ± ? 15% 7% 78%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wendy Rogers 30,484 60.33
Republican Andrew Walter 19,808 39.2
Republican Write-in 238 0.47
Total votes 50,530 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Arizona’s 9th congressional district election, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kyrsten Sinema (Incumbent) 88,609 54.68
Republican Wendy Rogers 67,841 41.86
Libertarian Powell Gammill 5,612 3.46
Total votes 162,062 100
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://history.house.gov/Institution/Election-Statistics/Election-Statistics/
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Unofficial Results Primary Election". Arizona Secretary of State. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ Livingston, Abby (May 14, 2013). "Who Will Take On Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona? | The Field". Roll Call. 
  4. ^ "Arizona GOP candidate says Democrats are behind most mass shootings". Yahoo News. 18 May 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "2014 Primary Election Full Listing". Arizona Secretary of State. May 29, 2014. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Paul Babeu Claims He's Not Running for Congress in 2014". Phoenix New Times. July 10, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i "General Elections - Official Results" (PDF). Secretary of State. 2014-11-04. Retrieved 2015-01-22. 
  8. ^ Cahn, Emily (July 3, 2013). "Martha McSally Files Paperwork for Rematch (Updated) #AZ02". Roll Call. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  9. ^ Recount starts today in McSally vs. Barber race, Arizona Daily Star, December 3, 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Meet James Woods, who could be the first open atheist elected to Congress". Faitheist. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Congressman Ed Pastor won't run for re-election". centredaily. February 27, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Surprise announcement sets off a scramble by aspiring replacements". AZ Central. February 27, 2014. Retrieved March 3, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b c d e "Ed Pastor to Retire in 2014 (Updated) (Video)". Roll Call. February 27, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Mary Rose Wilcox to resign from county board, run for Congress". AZCentral. February 27, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Steve Gallardo exits congressional race for 7th District". AZCentral. May 20, 2014. Retrieved May 21, 2014. 
  16. ^ "GOP Candidate Changes Name to Cesar Chavez". PoliticalWire. June 2, 2014. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Despite a passionate defense, Cesar Chavez is tossed from 7th District ballot". Arizona Capitol Times. June 17, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Former White House staffer Ronnie Cho declines an Arizona congressional run". Washington Examiner. April 1, 2014. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Former Phoenix Mayor Gordon rules out run for Congress". AZ Central. March 3, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
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  24. ^ "Email shows Sinema huddling with top campaign advisers on ‘options’". AZ Central. March 1, 2014. Retrieved March 3, 2014. 
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  26. ^ "Daniel Valenzuela not seeking Ed Pastor’s U.S. House seat". Phoenix Business Journal. March 27, 2014. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 
  27. ^ "Who's in, who's out for Congressional District 7?". AZ Central. February 28, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
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  29. ^ Livingston, Abby (April 8, 2013). "Arizona: Ex-ASU Quarterback Files to Challenge Sinema". Roll Call. 
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