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The [[Arizona's 8th congressional district|8th congressional district of Arizona]] will '''hold a special election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on June 12, 2012'''.  The election is to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Representative [[Gabrielle Giffords]] (D).  The primary election is scheduled for April 17, 2012, and the general election will be held on June 12, 2012.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ariz-governor-sets-dates-for-primary-general-special-elections-to-pick-giffords-replacement/2012/01/27/gIQAbZCbWQ_story.html ''Washington Post'' "Ariz. governor sets dates for primary, general special elections to pick Giffords replacement," January 27, 2012]</ref>
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The [[Arizona's 8th congressional district|8th congressional district of Arizona]] will '''hold a special election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on June 12, 2012'''.  The election is to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Representative [[Gabrielle Giffords]] (D).  The primary election was held on April 17, 2012, and the general election will be held on June 12, 2012.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ariz-governor-sets-dates-for-primary-general-special-elections-to-pick-giffords-replacement/2012/01/27/gIQAbZCbWQ_story.html ''Washington Post'' "Ariz. governor sets dates for primary, general special elections to pick Giffords replacement," January 27, 2012]</ref>
  
 
[[File:AZ08.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 8th congressional district prior to the [[Redistricting in Arizona|2010 redistricting]].]]
 
[[File:AZ08.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 8th congressional district prior to the [[Redistricting in Arizona|2010 redistricting]].]]
  
 
==Candidates==
 
==Candidates==
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<big>'''June 12, 2012 general election candidates'''</big><br>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Ron Barber]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Jesse Kelly]]<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/voters-in-arizonas-8th-congressional-district-pick-kelly-as-gop-candidate-for-giffords-seat/2012/04/18/gIQAd3maPT_story.html ''Washington Post'' "Voters in Arizona's 8th Congressional District pick Kelly as GOP candidate for Giffords' seat," April 18, 2012]</ref>
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:{{greendot}} [[Charlie Manolakis]]
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<big>'''April 17, 2012 primary results'''</big><br>
 
{{bluedot}} <u>'''Democratic Primary'''</u>
 
{{bluedot}} <u>'''Democratic Primary'''</u>
:*[[Ron Barber]] <ref>[http://tucsoncitizen.com/arizona-news/2012/02/14/newcomer-konst-is-3rd-dem-to-join-race-for-giffords-seat/ ''Arizona Republic'' "Newcomer Konst is 3rd Dem to join race for Giffords’ seat," February 14, 2012]</ref>
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:*[[Ron Barber]] {{approved}} <ref>[http://tucsoncitizen.com/arizona-news/2012/02/14/newcomer-konst-is-3rd-dem-to-join-race-for-giffords-seat/ ''Arizona Republic'' "Newcomer Konst is 3rd Dem to join race for Giffords’ seat," February 14, 2012]</ref>
 
:'''''Note:''' [[Matt Heinz]] initially declared but he withdrew and endorsed Barber once the former Giffords aide entered the race.''<ref>[http://www.thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/210163-arizona-lawmaker-who-replaced-giffords-in-state-senate-to-run-for-her-house-seat ''The Hill'' "Arizona lawmaker who replaced Giffords in state Senate to run for her House seat," February 13, 2012]</ref>
 
:'''''Note:''' [[Matt Heinz]] initially declared but he withdrew and endorsed Barber once the former Giffords aide entered the race.''<ref>[http://www.thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/210163-arizona-lawmaker-who-replaced-giffords-in-state-senate-to-run-for-her-house-seat ''The Hill'' "Arizona lawmaker who replaced Giffords in state Senate to run for her House seat," February 13, 2012]</ref>
  
 
{{reddot}} <u>'''Republican Primary'''</u>
 
{{reddot}} <u>'''Republican Primary'''</u>
 
:*[[Frank Antenori]] [[Arizona State Senate|Current state senator]]<ref name="spec"/>
 
:*[[Frank Antenori]] [[Arizona State Senate|Current state senator]]<ref name="spec"/>
:*[[Jesse Kelly]] <ref name="spec">[http://www.gvnews.com/news/updated-antenori-kelly-promise-civil-race-for-giffords-seat/article_1b788dc6-490f-11e1-a3d3-0019bb2963f4.html ''Green Valley News and Sun'' "UPDATED: Antenori, Kelly promise civil race for Giffords' seat ," January 27, 2012]</ref>
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:*[[Jesse Kelly]] {{approved}}<ref name="spec">[http://www.gvnews.com/news/updated-antenori-kelly-promise-civil-race-for-giffords-seat/article_1b788dc6-490f-11e1-a3d3-0019bb2963f4.html ''Green Valley News and Sun'' "UPDATED: Antenori, Kelly promise civil race for Giffords' seat ," January 27, 2012]</ref>
 
:*[[Martha McSally]]
 
:*[[Martha McSally]]
 
:*[[Dave Sitton]] <ref name="heinz">[http://tucsoncitizen.com/arizona-news/2012/02/02/tucson-broadcaster-dave-sitton-vying-to-replace-giffords/ ''Arizona Republic'' "Tucson broadcaster Dave Sitton vying to replace Giffords," February 2, 2012]</ref>
 
:*[[Dave Sitton]] <ref name="heinz">[http://tucsoncitizen.com/arizona-news/2012/02/02/tucson-broadcaster-dave-sitton-vying-to-replace-giffords/ ''Arizona Republic'' "Tucson broadcaster Dave Sitton vying to replace Giffords," February 2, 2012]</ref>
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{{greendot}} <u>'''Green Party Primary'''</u>
 
{{greendot}} <u>'''Green Party Primary'''</u>
 
:*[[Richard Grayson]] (Write-in)
 
:*[[Richard Grayson]] (Write-in)
:*[[Charlie Manolakis]]  
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:*[[Charlie Manolakis]] {{approved}}
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 12:10, 18 April 2012

The 8th congressional district of Arizona will hold a special election for the U.S. House of Representatives on June 12, 2012. The election is to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D). The primary election was held on April 17, 2012, and the general election will be held on June 12, 2012.[1]

This is the 8th congressional district prior to the 2010 redistricting.

Candidates

June 12, 2012 general election candidates

Democratic Party Ron Barber
Republican Party Jesse Kelly[2]
Green Party Charlie Manolakis

April 17, 2012 primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Note: Matt Heinz initially declared but he withdrew and endorsed Barber once the former Giffords aide entered the race.[4]

Republican Party Republican Primary

Green Party Green Party Primary

See also

External links

References