United States House of Representatives elections in Arizona, 2012

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2012 U.S. House Elections in Arizona

Primary Date
August 28, 2012

Partisan breakdownCandidates

Arizona District Pages
District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9

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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2012 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Arizona will take place on November 6, 2012. Voters will elect nine candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's nine congressional districts.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run is May 30, 2012. The primary elections will be held on August 28, 2012.

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party holds five of the eight Congressional seats from Arizona. However, the state gained one seat after the 2010 census and will elect 9 representatives.

Members of the U.S. House from Arizona -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 3 5
     Republican Party 5 4
Total 8 9

Incumbents

Heading into the 2012 election, the incumbents for the eight congressional districts are:

Name:Party:District:
Benjamin QuayleEnds.png Republican U.S. House, Arizona, District 3
David SchweikertEnds.png Republican U.S. House, Arizona, District 6
Ed PastorElectiondot.png Democratic U.S. House, Arizona, District 7
Jeff FlakeEnds.png Republican Arizona
Paul GosarEnds.png Republican U.S. House, Arizona, District 4
Raul GrijalvaElectiondot.png Democratic U.S. House, Arizona, District 3
Ron BarberElectiondot.png Democratic U.S. House, Arizona, District 2
Trent FranksEnds.png Republican U.S. House, Arizona, District 8

Candidates

Arizona's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party Ann KirkpatrickGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jonathan Paton
Libertarian Party Kim Allen


August 28, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Note: The following candidates withdrew prior to the primary: Miguel Olivas.[3]

Republican Party Republican Primary

Note: The following candidates withdrew prior to the primary: Doug McKee.[3]

Libertarian Party Libertarian Primary

Note: The following candidate was removed from the ballot prior to the primary: Anthony Prowell.[6] Approveda

According to the website Daily Kos, this race was one of nine top-ballot 2012 races that contained Libertarian candidates who received more total votes than was the difference between the Democratic winner and the GOP runner-up. In this case, Kim Allen took in over 6,500 more votes than the number that separated Kirkpatrick and Paton.[7]

Arizona's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party Ron Barber Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Martha McSally
Libertarian Party Anthony Powell (Write-in)


August 28, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Note: Jesse Kelly withdrew from the race prior to the primary.[10]

Arizona's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party Raul GrijalvaGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Gabriela Saucedo Mercer
Libertarian Party Blanca Guerra


August 28, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Note: The following candidates withdrew prior to the primary: David Crowe.[3]

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Primary

Arizona's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party Johnnie Robinson
Republican Party Paul GosarGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Joe Pamelia
Independent Richard Grayson


August 28, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Note: The following candidates withdrew prior to the primary: Paul Babeu.[3][18]

Libertarian Party Libertarian Primary

Americans Elect candidate

Arizona's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party Morgan Spencer
Republican Party Matt SalmonGreen check mark transparent.png


August 28, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Arizona's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party Matt Jette
Republican Party David SchweikertGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Jack Anderson
Green Party Mark Salazar


August 28, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Primary

Green PartyGreen Party

Arizona's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party Ed PastorGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Joe Cobb


August 28, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Primary

Arizona's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party Kyrsten Sinema Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Vernon Parker
Libertarian Party Powell Gammil


August 28, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Primary

According to the website Daily Kos, this race was one of nine top-ballot 2012 races that contained Libertarian candidates who received more total votes than was the difference between the Democratic winner and the GOP runner-up. In this case, Powell Gammill took in over 7,300 more votes than the number that separated Sinema and Parker.[25]

Arizona's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

Democratic Party Gene Scharer
Republican Party Trent FranksGreen check mark transparent.png
Independent Stephen Dolgos



August 28, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Americans Elect candidate


Race background

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Arizona in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republican holds its majority in 2013.[27] Arizona ranked 5th on the list.[27]

See also

References

  1. "Kirkpatrick to run again," Azdailysun.com, March 30, 2011
  2. "Harvard educated Navajo explores run for US Congress in Arizona," TucsonCitizen.com, April 4, 2011
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Primary candidate list
  4. Explorer News "Paton announces candidacy in CD1," January 25, 2012
  5. azsos.gov "2012 Primary election full listing" accessed July 11, 2012
  6. azsos.gov "2012 Primary election full listing" accessed July 11, 2012
  7. Daily Kos, "Libertarians provided the margin for Democrats and at least nine elections," November 15, 2012
  8. The Hill "Arizona lawmaker who replaced Giffords in state Senate to run for her House seat," February 13, 2012
  9. bensonnews-sun.com, "GOP candidates seeking nomination stands at five" February 15, 2012
  10. Arizona Daily Star, "Jesse Kelly third Republican to join CD8 race," February 3, 2012
  11. 11.0 11.1 Tucson Weekly, "Tucson Physician Announces Plan To Challenge Grijalva," February 14, 2012
  12. Arizona Star "Grijalva makes it official: Will seek re-election in CD 3," accessed February 23, 2012
  13. "Another “Gabby” for U.S. Congress: Gabriela Saucedo Mercer to announce for CD 7 on March 2," TucsonCitizen.com, February 26, 2011
  14. Arizona Daily Star, "Democrat Arreguin to run against Grijalva in CD3," February 14, 2012
  15. The Arizona Republic, "Democrat running in Arizona's District 4," February 12, 2012
  16. Roll Call "Paul Gosar to Switch Districts to Seek Re-Election," January 9, 2012
  17. Phoenix Business Journal "Gould in, Gosar moves, Quayle ponders as 2012 Arizona races take shape," January 11, 2012
  18. The Hill, "Embattled sheriff drops Arizona House bid," May 11, 12
  19. "Kyl Endorses Kirk Adams in Arizona Race to Succeed Flake," RollCall.com, April 28, 2011
  20. "Matt Salmon seeks to replace Jeff Flake in U.S. House," Azcentral.com, April 19, 2011
  21. Arizona Daily Sun "1st Democrat announces run for Ariz. 6th District," March 9, 2012
  22. 22.0 22.1 KTAR "Schweikert ready to battle Quayle in GOP primary," February 4, 2012
  23. azsos.gov "2012 Primary election full listing" accessed July 11, 2012
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 Arizona Republic "Cherny announces bid for Congressional district 9," February 9, 2012
  25. Daily Kos, "Libertarians provided the margin for Democrats and at least nine elections," November 15, 2012
  26. "Franks bows out of Senate race," AzCapitolTimes.com, April 1, 2011
  27. 27.0 27.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012