United States House of Representatives elections in Arizona, 2014
August 26, 2014
- 1 Battleground races
- 2 Partisan breakdown
- 3 Candidates
- 4 See also
- 5 References
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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.
- See also: Arizona elections, 2014
Arizona is home to three battleground districts in 2014: Arizona's 1st Congressional District, Arizona's 2nd Congressional District and Arizona's 9th Congressional District. All three of these districts are currently held by Democratic incumbents.
Arizona's 1st Congressional District is a battleground in 2014. Incumbent Ann Kirkpatrick (D) is seeking re-election in a district with a Republican lean according to both Cook's PVI and Fairvote. Additionally, Kirkpatrick won the district in 2012 by under 4 percent, and the Republican presidential candidate won the district in both 2012 and 2008.
Arizona's 2nd Congressional District is a battleground in 2014. Incumbent Ron Barber (D) is seeking re-election in a district with nearly even amounts of Republican and Democratic voters according to Cook's PVI and Fairvote. Barber is a freshman incumbent who won election to the district by less than 1 percent in 2012. Additionally, the Republican presidential candidate won the district in both 2012 and 2008.
Barber will very likely face Martha McSally (R) in November in a rematch of the 2012 general election. McSally holds a tremendous fundraising edge over the other Republican candidates for the seat, Shelley Kais and Chuck Wooten, as of the April 2014 Quarterly reports.
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. Sinema is a freshman incumbent who won election in 2012 by just over 4 percent of the vote. The district was won by President Barack Obama by roughly 4 percent in both 2012 and 2008.
Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds five of the nine congressional seats from Arizona.
|Members of the U.S. House from Arizona -- Partisan Breakdown|
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Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the nine congressional districts are:
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- Ann Kirkpatrick - Incumbent
- Adam Kwasman - State representative
- Gary Kiehne - Businessman
- Andy Tobin - State representative
Not on ballot
- Randy Camacho
- Ruben Gallego - Former state representative
- Jarrett Maupin
- Mary Rose Wilcox - Maricopa County Supervisor
- Joe Cobb
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2014
- U.S. House battleground districts, 2014
- List of U.S. Congress incumbents not running for re-election in 2014
- Contested primaries in U.S. Congressional elections, 2014
- National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
- Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
- Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
- Arizona Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration and Education," accessed January 3, 2014
- Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS," accessed April 4, 2014
- AzCapitolTimes.com, "Arizona House speaker eyes run for Congress," September 18, 2013
- Roll Call, "Arizona: GOP Challenger to Sinema Kicks Off Campaign on Sunday," March 14, 2013
- Roll Call, "Arizona: Ex-ASU Quarterback Files to Challenge Sinema," April 8, 2013