Arizona's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Arizona's 9th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Kyrsten Sinema Democratic Party
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Arizona U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 9th Congressional District of Arizona will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Arizona's 9th Congressional District is a battleground in 2014. Incumbent Kyrsten Sinema (D) is seeking re-election in a district with relatively even numbers of registered Democrats and Republicans according to Cook's PVI and Fairvote.[1][2] Sinema is a freshman incumbent who won election in 2012 by just over 4 percent of the vote. Additionally, the district was won by President Barack Obama by roughly 4 percent in both 2012 and 2008.

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: Voters must register to vote in the primary 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 Kyrsten Sinema (D), who was first elected in 2012.

The 9th District is based in Tempe, Arizona, and is one of five primarily urban districts centered around Phoenix, Arizona.[7]


Democratic Party Kyrsten Sinema - Incumbent
Republican Party Wendy Rogers - 2012 candidate[8]
Republican Party Andrew Walter[9]

Race background

Incumbent Kyrsten Sinema (D) 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.[10]

Key votes

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

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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] Kyrsten Sinema voted to approve 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. Kyrsten Sinema voted for HR 2775.[15]

Campaign contributions

Kyrsten Sinema

Kyrsten Sinema (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2013$48,923.27$333,062.76$(74,924.61)$307,061.42
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2013$307,061.42$395,593.02$(155,279.28)$547,375.16
October Quarterly[18]October 15, 2013$547,375.16$329,040.77$(94,813.44)$781,602.49
Year-End[19]January 29, 2014$781,602$339,303$(99,316)$1,021,589
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2014$1,021,589$419,619$(175,676)$1,265,532
Running totals

Wendy Rogers

Wendy Rogers (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[21]April 12, 2013$3,583$102,530$(6,597)$99,515
July Quarterly[22]July 8, 2013$99,515$128,425$(21,502)$206,438
October Quarterly[23]October 15, 2013$206,438$118,535$(53,345)$271,628
Year-End[24]January 31, 2014$271,628$90,026$(50,163)$311,490
April Quarterly[25]April 15, 2014$311,490$137,958$(45,801)$403,648
Running totals

Andrew Walter

Andrew Walter (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[26]July 15, 2013$0.00$137,659.48$(15,539.11)$122,120.37
October Quarterly[27]October 15, 2013$122,120.37$64,392.45$(36,560.09)$149,952.73
Year-End[28]January 31, 2014$149,952$64,438$(28,580)$185,810
April Quarterly[29]April 15, 2014$185,810$112,133$(41,705)$256,238
Running totals

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

District history

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On November 6, 2012, Kyrsten Sinema (D) won election to the United States House. She defeated Vernon Parker (R) in the general election.

U.S. House, Arizona District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKyrsten Sinema 48.7% 121,881
     Republican Vernon B. Parker 44.6% 111,630
     Libertarian Powell Gammill 6.6% 16,630
Total Votes 250,141
Source: Arizona Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


The district was created following the 2010 census.

See also

External links


  1. FairVote, "FairVote Releases Projections for the 2014 Congressional Elections," accessed November 5, 2013
  2. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS," accessed April 4, 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. Roll Call, "Arizona: GOP Challenger to Sinema Kicks Off Campaign on Sunday," March 14, 2013
  9. Roll Call, "Arizona: Ex-ASU Quarterback Files to Challenge Sinema," April 8, 2013
  10. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," accessed March 5, 2013
  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, "Kyrsten Sinema April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Kyrsten Sinema July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Kyrsten Sinema October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Kyrsten Sinema Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Kyrsten Sinema April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Wendy Rogers April Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Wendy Rogers July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Wendy Rogers October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Wendy Rogers Year-End," accessed February 7, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Wendy Rogers April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Andrew Walter July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2013
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Andrew Walter October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Andrew Walter Year-End," accessed February 7, 2014
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Andrew Walter April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014