Arizona's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014
November 4, 2014
August 26, 2014
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.
Heading into the election the incumbent is Raul Grijalva (D), who was first elected in 2002.
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Unemployment in Yuma, a border community in the southwestern corner of the district, was 34.5 percent in July 2013, roughly 4.5 times higher than the national average. The unusually high unemployment rate is caused by a large migrant population and seasonal agriculture. According to San Diego State University economics professor James Gerber on NPR, "The unemployment rate of border communities can sometimes artificially increase — and even double — because of a large uncounted migrant population. And border cities tend to have greater health problems and lower levels of education, which are associated with high unemployment." The unusually high unemployment rate could be an issue in the upcoming election.
|U.S. House, Arizona District 3 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Raul Grijalva Incumbent||58.4%||98,468|
|Republican||Gabriela Saucedo Mercer||37.1%||62,663|
|Source: Arizona Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, Arizona District 3 General Election, 2010|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Arizona, 2014
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