Arizona's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Arizona's 8th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Trent Franks Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Trent Franks Republican Party
Trent Franks.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 8th congressional district of Arizona will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

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]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Trent Franks (R), who was first elected in 2002.

The 8th District is one of five primarily urban districts centered around Phoenix, Arizona.[6]


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Republican Party Trent Franks Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Stephen Dolgos (Americans Elect)

August 26, 2014, primary results
Republican Party Republican Primary

District history


On November 6, 2012, Trent Franks (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Gene Scharer (D) and Stephen Dolgos (Americans Elect) in the general election.

U.S. House, Arizona District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTrent Franks Incumbent 63.3% 172,809
     Democratic Gene Scharer 35.1% 95,635
     Libertarian Stephen Dolgos 1.6% 4,347
Total Votes 272,791
Source: Arizona Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2012 (special)

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 general election was held on June 12, 2012, following a primary on April 17th. Ron Barber (D) won the general election to replace Giffords.[7]


On November 2, 2010, Gabrielle Giffords won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Jesse Kelly and Steven Stoltz in the general election.[8]

This is the 8th congressional district prior to the 2010 redistricting.
U.S. House, Arizona District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGabrielle Giffords Incumbent 48.8% 138,280
     Republican Jesse Kelly 47.3% 134,124
     Libertarian Steven Stoltz 3.9% 11,174
Total Votes 283,578

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