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Arizona's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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Arizona's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st Congressional District of Arizona will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 28, 2014
August 26, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Arizona is 1 of 22 states with a mixed primary system. The primary is considered semi-closed. Unaffiliated voters may choose which party's primary they will vote in, but voters registered with a party can only vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by July 28, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[4]

See also: Arizona elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Ann Kirkpatrick (D), who was first elected in 2012.

The 1st District stretches along the eastern and northeastern portions of the state and includes Apache, Navajo, Greenlee, Graham, Pinal, Gila and Coconino counties.[5]

Candidates

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Declared candidates

Race background

Incumbent Ann Kirkpatrick (D), is one of seven early targets listed by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) in the 2014 congressional elections.[7] The seven targets align perfectly with the seven most Republican districts currently held by Democrats, according to FairVote's partisanship index. Kirkpatrick's district ranks as the 6th most Republican (45% D).[8]

Kirkpatrick is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[9]

Endorsements

Andy Tobin

On March 29, 2014, Speaker John Boehner headlined a fundraiser for Andy Tobin and Martha McSally (AZ-02).[10]

Media


LIBRE Initiative ad attacking Ann Kirkpatrick for voting for Obamacare

Issues

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[11] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[12] Ann Kirkpatrick voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[13]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[14] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Ann Kirkpatrick voted for HR 2775.[15]

Campaign contributions

Ann Kirkpatrick

Ann Kirkpatrick (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2013$7,757.86$314,137.54$(76,999.97)$244,895.43
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2013$244,895.43$311,893.37$(104,011.45)$452,777.35
October Quarterly[18]October 15, 2013$452,777.35$295,690.75$(95,816.14)$652,651.96
Year-End[19]January 31, 2014$652,651$268,973$(97,465)$824,159
Running totals
$1,190,694.66$(374,292.56)

Gary Kiehne

Gary Kiehne (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[20]October 15, 2013$0$50,600$(5,000)$45,600
Year-End[21]January 31, 2014$45,600$217,073$(51,999)$210,673
Running totals
$267,673$(56,999)

Adam Kwasman

Adam Kwasman (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[22]February 1, 2014$0$102,555$(23,183)$79,372
Running totals
$102,555$(23,183)

Andy Tobin

Andy Tobin (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[23]January 23, 2014$0$235,120$(43,767)$191,352
Running totals
$235,120$(43,767)

Media

Ann Kirkpatrick

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Ann Kirkpatrick (D) won election to the United States House. She defeated Jonathan Paton and Kim Allen in the general election.

U.S. House, Arizona District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnn Kirkpatrick 48.8% 122,774
     Republican Jonathon Paton 45.1% 113,594
     Libertarian Kim Allen 6.1% 15,227
Total Votes 251,595
Source: Arizona Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Paul Gosar won election to the United States House. He defeated Ann Kirkpatrick (D) and Nicole Patti (L) in the general election.[24]

U.S. House, Arizona District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Gosar 49.7% 112,816
     Democratic Ann Kirkpatrick incumbent 43.7% 99,233
     Libertarian Nicole Patti 6.6% 14,869
Total Votes 226,918

See also

External links

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Arizona Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration and Education," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Arizona Redistricting "Map" accessed July 7, 2012
  6. 6.0 6.1 AzCapitolTimes.com, "Arizona House speaker eyes run for Congress," September 18, 2013
  7. The Hill, "NRCC, promising to 'stay on offense,' targets seven Dems," accessed January 16, 2013
  8. FairVote "NRCC Targets Foreshadow Power of Partisanship in 2014 Elections," January 18, 2013
  9. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," accessed March 5, 2013
  10. Political Party Time, "Luncheon for McSally Tobin Victory Committee," March 29, 2014
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  15. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Ann Kirkpatrick April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Ann Kirkpatrick July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Ann Kirkpatrick October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Ann Kirkpatrick Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Gary Kiehne October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Gary Kiehne Year-End," accessed February 7, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Adam Kwasman Year-End," accessed February 7, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Andy Tobin Year-End," accessed February 7, 2014
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013