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Arizona's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Arizona's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Paul Gosar Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


Arizona U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 4th 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 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.[3][4][5]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by July 28, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[6]

See also: Arizona elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Paul Gosar (R), who was first elected in 2010.

The 4th District covers the entire western portion of Arizona. Mohave, Yavapai, Gila, Pinal, La Paz and Yuma counties are included in the new district boundaries.[7]

Candidates

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.General election candidates

Republican Party Paul Gosar
Democratic Party Mikel Weisser


August 26, 2014, primary results
Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Not on ballot

Republican Party Kristopher Mortensen

Issues

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.[8] 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.[9] Paul Gosar voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[10]

Voted "No" 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 funded 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.[11] 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. Paul Gosar voted against HR 2775.[12]

Campaign contributions

Paul Gosar

Paul Gosar (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$24,791.40$58,288.50$(31,891.62)$51,188.28
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$51,188.28$78,699.30$(46,989.64)$82,897.94
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2013$82,897.91$98,436.00$(28,351.39)$152,982.55
Year-End[16]January 31, 2014$152,982$56,542$(28,858)$180,665
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$180,665$41,885$(22,239)$200,311
July Quarterly[18]July 15, 2014$200,311$73,025$(77,970)$195,366
Running totals
$406,875.8$(236,299.65)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Paul Gosar (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Johnnie Robinson (D), Joe Pamelia (L) and Richard Grayson (Americans Elect) in the general election.

U.S. House, Arizona District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Gosar Incumbent 66.8% 162,907
     Democratic Johnnie Robinson 28.4% 69,154
     Libertarian Joe Pamelia 3.8% 9,306
     Independent Richard Grayson 1% 2,393
Total Votes 243,760
Source: Arizona Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Ed Pastor won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Janet Contreras (R), Joe Cobb (L) and Rebecca Dewitt (G) in the general election.[19]

U.S. House, Arizona District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Pastor incumbent 66.9% 61,524
     Republican Janet Contreras 27.5% 25,300
     Libertarian Joe Cobb 3% 2,718
     Green Rebecca Dewitt 2.6% 2,365
Total Votes 91,907

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed July 28, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed July 28, 2014
  3. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  6. Arizona Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration and Education," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. Arizona Redistricting "Map" accessed July 7, 2012
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  12. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Gosar April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Gosar July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Gosar October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Gosar Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Gosar April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Gosar July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013