Arizona's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Arizona's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Ron Barber 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 2nd 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 has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Arizona elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Ron Barber (D), who was first elected in a special election on June 12, 2012.

The 2nd District is located in the southeastern corner of Arizona and includes Cochise County and part of Pima County.[1]


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.

Democratic Party Ron Barber - Incumbent
Republican Party Martha McSally
Republican Party Shelley Kais
Republican Party Chuck Wooten

Race background

Incumbent Ron Barber (D), is one of seven early targets listed by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) in the 2014 congressional elections.[2] The seven targets align perfectly with the seven most Republican districts currently held by Democrats, according to FairVote's partisanship index. Barber's district ranks as the 7th most Republican (46% D).[3]

Barber 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.[4]


According to the NRCC, a poll released on July 11, 2013, shows Barber leading McSally 46% to 45%.[5]


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.[6] 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.[7] Ron Barber voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[8]

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 funds 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.[9] 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. Ron Barber voted for HR 2775.[10]

Campaign contributions

Ron Barber

Ron Barber (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2013$86,068.66$297,213.90$(55,409.14)$327,873.42
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$327,873.42$294,191.88$(70,446.30)$551,619.00
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2013$551,619.00$318,584.58$(103,000.07)$767,203.51
Year-End[14]January 31, 2014$767,203$252,732$(80,706)$939,229
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$939,229$422,799$(151,977)$1,210,051
Running totals

Martha McSally

Martha McSally (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2013$20,380.37$8,475.90$(6,216.72)$22,639.55
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2013$22,639.55$15,002.15$(7,037.66)$30,604.04
October Quarterly[18]October 15, 2013$30,604.04$394,880.98$(37,287.73)$388,197.29
Year-End[19]January 31, 2014$388,197$322,585$(162,807)$547,974
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2014$547,974$441,105$(141,937)$847,142
Running totals

District history


On November 6, 2012, Ron Barber (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Martha McSally (R) in the general election.

U.S. House, Arizona District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRon Barber Incumbent 50.4% 147,338
     Republican Martha McSally 49.6% 144,884
     Libertarian Anthony Powell 0% 57
Total Votes 292,279
Source: Arizona Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Trent Franks won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Thrasher (D), Powell Gammill (L), William Crum (Write-in) and Mark Rankin (Write-in) in the general election.[21]

U.S. House, Arizona District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTrent Franks incumbent 64.9% 173,173
     Democratic John Thrasher 31.1% 82,891
     Libertarian Powell Gammill 4.1% 10,820
     Write-in William Crum 0% 8
     Write-in Mark Rankin 0% 2
Total Votes 266,894

See also

External links


  1. Arizona Redistricting "Map" accessed July 7, 2012
  2. The Hill, "NRCC, promising to 'stay on offense,' targets seven Dems," January 16, 2013
  3. FairVote "NRCC Targets Foreshadow Power of Partisanship in 2014 Elections," January 18, 2013
  4. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013
  5. Roll Call, "GOP Poll: McSally and Barber Tied in Arizona," July 11, 2013
  6. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  7. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  10. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Ron Barber April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Ron Barber July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Ron Barber October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Ron Barber Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Ron Barber April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Martha McSally April Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Martha McSally July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Martha McSally October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Martha McSally Year-End," accessed February 7, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Martha McSally April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013