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Andrew Walter
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Arizona, District 9
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sArizona State University
Master'sArizona State University
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Campaign website
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Andrew Walter was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 9th Congressional District of Arizona.[1] Walter was defeated by Wendy Rogers in the Republican primary on August 26, 2014.[2]

Biography

Walter earned a bachelor's degree in communications from Arizona State University. After college, he played in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots. Walter also returned to ASU and earned his M.B.A. from the W.P. Carey School of Business. He then founded Andrew Walter Holdings, a senior secured lending firm.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Walter's campaign website listed the following issues:[4]

  • Jobs and the Economy: "My vision for America starts with us securing a healthy economy by embracing economic freedom. Our economy is on life-support, being propped up by irresponsible government spending and money printing. This unstable foundation of failed government-centric policies hurts families, workers, and small businesses, all while adding trillions of dollars to our national debt."
  • Addressing Our National Debt: "Our national debt is larger than our entire economy. Today our debt is over $17 trillion and it grows by over $3.5 billion each day. America is on an economically unsustainable path. Instead of making the tough choices needed to reform spending, politicians continue to borrow and print roughly $1 trillion a year. We are, quite literally, mortgaging our country’s future – our children’s future."
  • True Healthcare Reform: "The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, amounts to a government takeover of your healthcare decisions. This law has cancelled the health care policies of millions and threatens to cancel the policies of millions more. Obamacare raises more than $800 billion in taxes and fees on the backs of families and hardworking taxpayers. Obamacare was rammed through without compromise in the dead of night, on a purely partisan vote – and no one even read the bill."
  • Social Security and Medicare: "I believe we must preserve and protect Social Security and Medicare. But unless action is taken soon both vital programs will be bankrupt and insolvent. This is unacceptable. We must honor the promises made to seniors. Most seniors have spent their lifetimes paying into Social Security and Medicare and they rely on and deserve these monthly benefits."
  • Educational Opportunities: "The education system in America is failing our students. We cannot afford to send our kids to failing schools. Irresponsibly throwing more money at a failed system is not the solution to this crisis. Every semester we delay, our children get one step closer to graduating underprepared or, worse, dropping out."

[5]

—Andrew Walter's campaign website, http://andrewwalter2014.com/index.php/issues/

Elections

2014

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See also: Arizona's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

Arizona's 9th Congressional District was a battleground district in 2014. Incumbent Kyrsten Sinema faced no challenger in the Democratic primary. In the Republican primary, Wendy Rogers triumphed over Andrew Walter. Sinema defeated Rogers and Libertarian Powell Gammill in the general election on November 4, 2014.[6][7]

The National Republican Congressional Committee added Walter to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that made this list were set to receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."[8]

U.S. House, Arizona District 9 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWendy Rogers 59.4% 22,717
Andrew Walter 40.6% 15,510
Total Votes 38,227
Source: Arizona Secretary of State

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Walter's reports.

**As of the 2014 July Quarterly Report, Walter's committee owed $100,000 in outstanding loans to Andrew Walter.

Personal

Walter and his wife, Inning, live in Scottsdale.[3]

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