Arizona's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Arizona's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Matt Salmon Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


Arizona U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 5th Congressional District of Arizona will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Matt Salmon (R) was uncontested in the primary. He will face James Woods (D) in November and is expected to win re-election due to the district's Republican alignment.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 28, 2014
August 26, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Arizona is one of 21 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.[3][4][5]

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

See also: Arizona elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Matt Salmon (R), who was first elected in 2012.

The 5th District is one of five primarily urban districts centered around Phoenix, Arizona.[7]

Candidates

General election candidates

Republican Party Matt Salmon
Democratic Party James Woods


August 26, 2014, primary results
Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Endorsements

Matt Salmon

  • The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) endorsed all of Arizona's Republican incumbent congressmen, including Matt Salmon, in their re-election bids. The group said, "We support the candidates who support small business, and Congressmen Gosar, Salmon, Schweikert and Franks have stellar, 100-percent voting records for Main Street this Congress."[9]

Key votes

Below are important votes the current incumbent cast during the 113th Congress.

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[10] Salmon joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[11][12]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png 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.[13] 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.[14] Matt Salmon voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[15]

Nay3.png The shutdown 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.[16] 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. Matt Salmon voted against HR 2775.[17]

Campaign contributions

Matt Salmon

Matt Salmon (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2013$87,012.62$93,686.20$(40,883.64)$139,815.18
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2013$139,815.18$164,867.94$(61,350.78)$243,332.34
October Quarterly[20]October 17, 2013$243,332.34$119,617.50$(53,794.01)$309,155.83
Year-End[21]January 31, 2014$309,155$108,232$(60,804)$356,584
April Quarterly[22]April 15, 2014$356,584$141,176$(74,354)$423,406
July Quarterly[23]July 15, 2014$423,406$141,797$(63,640)$501,563
Running totals
$769,376.64$(354,826.43)

James Woods

James Woods (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[24]April 14, 2014$0$7,110$(5,397)$1,713
Running totals
$7,110$(5,397)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Matt Salmon (R) won election to the United States House. He defeated Morgan Spencer (D) in the general election.

U.S. House, Arizona District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Salmon 67.2% 183,470
     Democratic Spencer Morgan 32.8% 89,589
Total Votes 273,059
Source: Arizona Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, David Schweikert won election to the United States House. He defeated Harry Mitchell (D) and Nick Coons (L) in the general election.[25]

U.S. House, Arizona District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Schweikert 52% 110,374
     Democratic Harry Mitchell incumbent 43.2% 91,749
     Libertarian Nick Coons 4.8% 10,127
Total Votes 212,250

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed July 28, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed July 28, 2014
  3. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  6. Arizona Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration and Education," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. Arizona Redistricting "Map" accessed July 7, 2012
  8. Politico, "FreedomWorks backs Ted Yoho, Tim Scott, Mark Sanford," accessed March 19, 2014
  9. Sonoran News, "Big endorsement for Four Arizona Congressmen," August 20, 2014
  10. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  11. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  12. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  15. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  17. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Matt Salmon April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Matt Salmon July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Matt Salmon October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Matt Salmon Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Matt Salmon April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Matt Salmon July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "James Woods April Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013