Arizona's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014
November 4, 2014
August 26, 2014
Cook Political Report: Solid D
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D
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.
Heading into the election the incumbent is Raul Grijalva (D), who was first elected in 2002.
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- Raul Grijalva - Incumbent
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
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2014
- Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed July 28, 2014
- Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed July 28, 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 Redistricting "Map" accessed July 7, 2012
- The Washington Post, "Unemployment in Yuma, Ariz., is 4.5 times the national average," August 28, 2013
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"