Martha McSally

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Martha McSally
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Arizona, District 2
Bachelor'sUnited States Air Force Academy
Master'sHarvard University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Campaign website
Martha McSally is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 2nd Congressional District of Arizona. She unsuccessfully ran for the seat in 2012, narrowly losing to Ron Barber in the general election. McSally also ran for election to the U.S. House representing the 8th Congressional District of Arizona in the special election primary on April 17, 2012.


Campaign themes


McSally's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Constructive Role of Federal Government
Excerpt: "Year after year, the federal government has increased its reach into people’s lives, constraining our civil liberties and wasting the hard earned money of Americans. The Constitution is clear. Those powers not specifically given to the federal government belong to the states and the people."
  • Real Jobs & Economic Opportunities
Excerpt: "We have to reduce federal regulations, cut taxes, and stop Washington from choosing economic winners and losers based on who has the best lobbyists. We need to make the United States the most attractive place in the world to do business."
  • Forward Thinking National Security
Excerpt: "We face powerful and determined threats across the globe. I have spent my life defending America from these threats, and I’m not about to stop now. We have to be discerning of their intent and capabilities; we must be decisive about the course we take."
  • Reduce Government Spending & Debt
Excerpt: "A rising mountain of debt is hanging over each and every one of us. If we don’t rein in spending now and reduce our deficit, we risk the retirements of so many senior citizens who have worked and saved their entire lives, and the future of every generation to come. We have to get more bang for our tax buck. The wasteful, spending programs of recent years cannot continue."
  • Life
Excerpt: "I believe in the sanctity of every human life."



See also: Arizona's 2nd congressional district elections, 2014

McSally ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House, representing Arizona's 2nd District. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.


Regular election

See also: Arizona's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

McSally ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Arizona's 2nd District. She defeated Mark Koskiniemi in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. She lost to incumbent Ron Barber (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012 in a race that was too close to call for one week after the election took place.[2][3][4]

U.S. House, Arizona District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRon Barber Incumbent 50.4% 147,338
     Republican Martha McSally 49.6% 144,884
     Libertarian Anthony Powell 0% 57
Total Votes 292,279
Source: Arizona Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Special election

See also: Arizona's 8th congressional district special election, 2012

McSally ran in the 2012 special election for the U.S. House, representing Arizona's 8th District. She lost to Jesse Kelly in the April 17 Republican primary. [5]

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are McSally's reports.

Martha McSally (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[6]April 15, 2013$20,380.37$8,475.90$(6,216.72)$22,639.55
July Quarterly[7]July 15, 2013$22,639.55$15,002.15$(7,037.66)$30,604.04
Running totals


Breakdown of the source of McSally's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

McSally did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, McSally's campaign committee raised a total of $1,458,136 and spent $1,438,090.[8]

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