Arizona Secretary of State election, 2010

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Candidates for Secretary of State, 2010


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The Arizona Secretary of State election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010. Incumbent Ken Bennett, former President of the Arizona State Senate, was appointed to the statewide position of secretary of state in January 2009 by exiting officeholder Jan Brewer.[1] Brewer had ascended to the gubernatorial office following the resignation of Janet Napolitano, who would go on to head the federal Department of Homeland Security.

Bennett ran unopposed in the Republican primary election. On the other side of the ticket, Democratic State Representative Christopher Deschene beat former Arizona Real Estate Commissioner Sam Wercinski, but fell to Bennett in November. Originally on the ballot, Green Party candidate Michelle Lochmann withdrew from the race in September.

Race tracker

Ballotpedia predicted a Republican would become Arizona's new Secretary of State.

2010 Ballotpedia Race Rankings for Arizona Secretary of State
Race Tracker Race Rating
Ballotpedia Likely Republican
Overall Call Likely Republican

General election

Results

2010 Race for Secretary of State - General Election[2]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Ken Bennett 58.2%
     Democratic Party Christopher Deschene 41.8%
Total Votes 1,661,065

Endorsements

Ken Bennett

Christopher Deschene

Finances

According to the Arizona Department of State, as of October 31, 2010, the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates was:

Ken Bennett Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [12] Clean Elections Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand
September 14 - October 13, 2010[13] October 21, 2010 $91,404.22 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $22,484.86 $68,919.36
August 5 - September 13, 2010[14] September 22, 2010 $159,553.89 $274,697.00 $0.00 $274,697.00 $342,846.67 $91,404.22
Christopher Deschene Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [12] Clean Elections Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand
September 14 - October 13, 2010[15] October 21, 2010 $13,014.49 $36,542.70 $369.00 $0.00 $41,397.96 $8,159.23
August 5 - September 13, 2010[16] September 23, 2010 $17,595.00 $17,595.00 $0.00 $0.00 $22,175.51 $13,014.49

Polling

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Moore Information Poll

Moore Information, a Portland-based public opinion research company, surveyed 500 likely voters from across Arizona between October 7 and 10, 2010. The polling data showed Republican incumbent Ken Bennett firmly in the lead against Democratic challenger Christopher Deschene with two weeks remaining until the general election. Twenty-three percent of those surveyed, however, remained undecided in the race; two percent preferred neither one of the two major party candidates despite the fact that there was no third-party individual running for the statewide position.

Moore Information Poll - October 7 - 10, 2010[17]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Ken Bennett (R) 46%
Christopher Deschene (D) 28%
Neither Candidate 2%
Undecided 23%
Total voters 500

August 24, 2010 primaries

See also: Arizona gubernatorial election, 2010; Arizona Attorney General election, 2010

Donkey symbol.png Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

2010 Race for Secretary of State - Democratic Primary[20]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Christopher Deschene 62.2%
     Democratic Party Sam Wercinski 36.9%
     Write-In 0.9%
Total Votes 1,564,108

Endorsements

Christopher Deschene

Sam Wercinski

Finances

According to the Arizona Department of State, as of August 16, 2010, the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates was:

Christopher Deschene Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [12] Clean Elections Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand
June 1 - August 4, 2010[30] August 12, 2010 $11,496.57 $30,284.00 $545.85 $0.00 $24,185.57 $17,595.00
January 1 - May 31, 2010[31] June 30, 2010 $17,819.82 $48,480.00 $1,006.99 $0.00 $54,803.25 $11,496.57
November 25, 2008 - December 31, 2009[32] May 10, 2010 $0.00 $20,780.06 $0.00 $0.00 $2,960.24 $17,819.82
Sam Wercinski Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [12] Clean Elections Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand
June 1 - August 4, 2010[33] August 12, 2010 $126,168.19 $26,332.22 $4,680.51 $0.00 $58,513.75 $93,986.66
January 1 - May 31, 2010[34] June 30, 2010 $83,298.43 $97,968.62 $6,892.27 $0.00 $55,098.86 $126,168.19
November 25, 2008 - December 31, 2009[35] May 10, 2010 $0.00 $114,319.72 $3,327.83 $0.00 $31,021.29 $83,298.43

Gop logo2.jpg Republican primary

Candidates

Finances

According to the Arizona Department of State, as of August 10, 2010, the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates was:

Ken Bennett Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [12] Clean Elections Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand
June 1 - August 4, 2010[36] August 10, 2010 $20,475.57 $193,791.00 $0.00 $183,311.00 $54,712.68 $159,553.89
January 1 - May 31, 2010[37] August 10, 2010 $6,438.93 $22,435.00 $0.00 $9,010.00 $8,398.36 $20,475.57
November 28, 2008 - December 31, 2009[38] February 1, 2010 $607.37 $9,935.00 $0.00 $0.00 $4,103.44 $6,438.93

External links

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Former candidates

References

  1. AZ Central "Brewer picks Ken Bennett for sec. of state" 9 Jan. 2009
  2. Arizona Secretary of State - 2010 General Election Results
  3. Arizona Capitol Times "Arizona Realtors back 78 statewide and legislative candidates" 7 July, 2010
  4. Blog for Arizona "Arizona Association of Realtors candidate endorsements" 11 July, 2010
  5. Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry - Chamber Endorsements
  6. Phoenix Business Journal "State Chamber Endorses Four More In GOP" 24 June, 2010
  7. Arizona Citizens Defense League PAC - 2010 Primary Endorsements
  8. Arizona 2010 Project - Endorsements
  9. Arizona Right to Life "Arizona Right to Life PAC Announces its Endorsements For Statewide Offices in the Arizona Primary" 19 July, 2010
  10. Arizona AFL-CIO - General Election Endorsements
  11. Rim County Gazette "League of Conservation Voters gives endorsements" 18 Sept. 2010
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 As these are not cash contributions, they are not reflected in the reported ending balance.
  13. Arizona Department of State - Ken Bennett Pre-General Election Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  14. Arizona Department of State - Ken Bennett Post-Primary Election Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  15. Arizona Department of State - Christopher Deschene Pre-General Election Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  16. Arizona Department of State - Christopher Deschene Post-Primary Election Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  17. Sonoran Alliance "Poll: Republican statewide candidates romp Democrats in every race" 14 Oct. 2010
  18. Phoenix New Times "Chris Deschene's Eyeing Run for Arizona Secretary of State" 12 Nov. 2009
  19. All Business "Former Arizona Real Estate Commissioner Sam Wercinski announces candidacy for Secretary of State" 31 Aug. 2009
  20. Arizona Secretary of State - 2010 Primary Election Results
  21. Blog for Arizona "The Arizona Republic endorses Chris Deschene for Secretary of State in Dem primary" 23 July, 2010
  22. Blog for Arizona "Congressman Grijalva endorses Chris Deschene for Arizona Secretary of State" 29 Jan. 2010
  23. iContact Community "AFL-CIO endorses Sam Wercinski for Arizona Secretary of State" 7 July, 2010
  24. Arizona's AFL-CIO "Arizona AFL-CIO Announces Its 2010 Primary Election Endorsements" 15 July, 2010
  25. Blog for Arizona "Equality Arizona Political Action Committee (PAC) Endorsements" 12 June, 2010
  26. Tucson Weekly "Equality Arizona Endorsements" 4 Aug. 2010
  27. Arizona Capitol Times "Pederson endorsing Wercinski" 10 Dec. 2009
  28. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona - 2010 Primary Election Endorsements
  29. Arizona Daily Star "Pueblo Politics: Planned Parenthood takes sides" 13 May, 2010
  30. Arizona Department of State - Christopher Deschene Pre-Primary Election Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  31. Arizona Department of State - Christopher Deschene June 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  32. Arizona Department of State - Christopher Deschene January 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  33. Arizona Department of State - Sam Wercinski Pre-Primary Election Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  34. Arizona Department of State - Sam Wercinski June 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  35. Arizona Department of State - Sam Wercinski January 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  36. Arizona Department of State - Ken Bennett Pre-Primary Election Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  37. Arizona Department of State - Ken Bennett June 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  38. Arizona Department of State - Ken Bennett January 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary