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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]] '''held a special election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on June 12, 2012'''.  The election was 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 was 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]].]]
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[[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]] {{approved}}
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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>
:*[[]] [[Arizona House of Representatives|State representative]]<ref name="heinz"/>
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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>
:*[[Ron Barber]] Former Giffords aide<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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:'''''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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{{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]] 2010 congressional candidate<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>
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:*[[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>
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:*[[Richard Grayson]] (Write-in)
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:*[[Charlie Manolakis]] {{approved}}
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==Race background==
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This election was held to replace [[Gabrielle Giffords]] who resigned in early January.  [[Ron Barber]] (D), a former aide to Representative Giffords, defeated [[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]] also ran as a Green Party candidate.
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==Debate==
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Democrat [[Ron Barber]] and Republican [[Jesse Kelly]] clashed during their first debate, while Green Party candidate [[Charlie Manolakis]] stayed out of their way for the most part.  The debate was taped and aired on May 16, 2012.<ref name=debate>[http://tucsoncitizen.com/arizona-news/2012/05/16/ron-barber-jesse-kelly-clash-at-tucson-debate/ ''Tucson Citizen,'' "Ron Barber, Jesse Kelly clash at Tucson debate," May 16, 2012]</ref>
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Kelly said he hoped Barber had told his last lie of the campaign when during the debate Barber brought up Kelly calling oil a “renewable resource.”  Kelly made the comment during a speech earlier in the year when talking about the large U.S. oil reserves and claimed that it was a joke.  "A man of your stature just lied. How embarrassing," Kelly said.<ref name=debate/>
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Barber responded by saying that Kelly was "making things up" and "misinforming" voters, referring to a radio interview where Kelly denied comments he had made about his desire to eliminate the minimum wage.  “You need to tell the truth. Then we’re going to have a more civil campaign,” said Barber.<ref name=debate/>
  
 
==See also==
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona%27s_8th_congressional_district_special_election,_2012 Wikipedia page]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona%27s_8th_congressional_district_special_election,_2012 Wikipedia page]
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*[http://www.azsos.gov/election/2012/special/primary/fulllisting.htm Primary candidate list]
  
 
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Revision as of 14:17, 19 December 2013

The 8th Congressional District of Arizona held a special election for the U.S. House of Representatives on June 12, 2012. The election was 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 was 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 Approveda
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 was held to replace Gabrielle Giffords who resigned in early January. Ron Barber (D), a former aide to Representative Giffords, defeated Jesse Kelly (R), who unsuccessfully challenged Giffords for her seat in 2010 and narrowly lost by 1.5%.[7] Charlie Manolakis also ran as a Green Party candidate.

Debate

Democrat Ron Barber and Republican Jesse Kelly clashed during their first debate, while Green Party candidate Charlie Manolakis stayed out of their way for the most part. The debate was taped and aired on May 16, 2012.[8]

Kelly said he hoped Barber had told his last lie of the campaign when during the debate Barber brought up Kelly calling oil a “renewable resource.” Kelly made the comment during a speech earlier in the year when talking about the large U.S. oil reserves and claimed that it was a joke. "A man of your stature just lied. How embarrassing," Kelly said.[8]

Barber responded by saying that Kelly was "making things up" and "misinforming" voters, referring to a radio interview where Kelly denied comments he had made about his desire to eliminate the minimum wage. “You need to tell the truth. Then we’re going to have a more civil campaign,” said Barber.[8]

See also

External links

References