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<big>'''April 17, 2012 primary results'''</big><br>
 
<big>'''April 17, 2012 primary results'''</big><br>
 
{{bluedot}} <u>'''Democratic Primary'''</u>
 
{{bluedot}} <u>'''Democratic Primary'''</u>
:*[[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>
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:*[[Ron Barber]] {{approved}} <ref name=barber>[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>
  
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:*[[Richard Grayson]] (Write-in)
 
:*[[Richard Grayson]] (Write-in)
 
:*[[Charlie Manolakis]] {{approved}}
 
:*[[Charlie Manolakis]] {{approved}}
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==Race background==
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This election is being held to replace [[Gabrielle Giffords]] who resigned in early January.  [[Ron Barber]] (D), a former aide to Representative Giffords, will face [[Jesse Kelly]] (R), who unsuccessfully challenged Giffords for her seat in 2010 and narrowly lost by 1.5%.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf 2010 Congressional election results]</ref>  [[Charlie Manolakis]] is also running as a Green Party candidate.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 15:05, 19 May 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

Race background

This election is being held to replace Gabrielle Giffords who resigned in early January. Ron Barber (D), a former aide to Representative Giffords, will face Jesse Kelly (R), who unsuccessfully challenged Giffords for her seat in 2010 and narrowly lost by 1.5%.[7] Charlie Manolakis is also running as a Green Party candidate.

See also

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References