Arizona's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Arizona's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Ed Pastor 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 7th 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 Ed Pastor (D), who was first elected in 1990.

The 7th District is one of five primarily urban districts centered around Phoenix, Arizona.[1]

Candidates

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Democratic Party Randy Camacho
Democratic Party Ruben Gallego - Former state representative
Democratic Party Jarrett Maupin
Democratic Party Mary Rose Wilcox - Maricopa County Supervisor
Libertarian Party Joe Cobb

Withdrew

Democratic Party Steve Gallardo - State senator
Democratic Party Johnnie Robinson
Republican Party Brianna Wasserman
Libertarian Party Ted Rogers

Disqualified

Democratic Party Cesar Chavez

Issues

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" 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.[2] 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.[3] Ed Pastor voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[4]

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.[5] 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. Ed Pastor voted for HR 2775.[6]

Campaign contributions

Ed Pastor

Ed Pastor (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 15, 2013$1,314,389.49$89,581.25$(49,899.21)$1,354,071.53
July Quarterly[8]July 15, 2013$1,354,071.53$65,181.76$(68,594.06)$1,350,659.23
October Quarterly[9]October 15, 2013$1,350,659.23$68,185.55$(48,820.31)$1,370,024.47
Year-End[10]January 31, 2014$1,370,024$62,710$(76,996)$1,355,738
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2014$1,355,738$1,300$(46,957)$1,310,081
Running totals
$286,958.56$(291,266.58)

District history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Ed Pastor (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Scott Fistler (R write-in) and Joe Cobb (L) in the general election.

U.S. House, Arizona District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Pastor Incumbent 81.7% 104,489
     Libertarian Joe Cobb 18.3% 23,338
Total Votes 127,827
Source: Arizona Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Raul Grijalva won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ruth McClung, Harley Meyer and George Keane in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Arizona District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRaul Grijalva Incumbent 50.2% 79,935
     Republican Ruth McClung 44.2% 70,385
     Independent Harley Meyer 2.8% 4,506
     Libertarian George Keane 2.7% 4,318
Total Votes 159,144

See also

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