Arizona Primary results: U.S. House

| August 29 2012
Christopher Cook

For those following the polls and these races as they unfolded, Arizona’s primary night for candidates for the U.S House of Representatives offered few surprises. Some races were closer than expected. Some races (like Schweikert v. Quayle in 6) were watched at the national level, and there were a couple of question marks going in, especially in district 9. Find out all the results below.

 

Paton cruises, Kirkpatrick defeats Baldenedgo handily in 1

U.S. Rep. in Congress – Dist. 1 (REP) (Vote For 1)
98.2% of Precincts Reporting (333 of 339 Precincts)
Total Number of Votes Percent
Republican
PATON, JONATHAN – R 24576 61.1
MARTIN, GAITHER – R 7504 18.7
WADE, DOUGLAS – R 5780 14.4
GATTI, PATRICK – R 2367 5.9
40227
U.S. Rep. in Congress – Dist. 1 (DEM) (Vote For 1)
98.2% of Precincts Reporting (333 of 339 Precincts)
Total Number of Votes Percent
Democrat
KIRKPATRICK, ANN – D 29950 64.1
BENALLY BALDENEGRO, WENONA – D 16782 35.9
46732

 

No surprises in district 2. Barber cruises, as does McSally.

U.S. Rep. in Congress – Dist. 2 (DEM) (Vote For 1)
99.5% of Precincts Reporting (215 of 216 Precincts)
Total Number of Votes Percent
BARBER, RON 47010 82.4
HEINZ, MATT 10034 17.6
57044
U.S. Rep. in Congress – Dist. 2 (REP) (Vote For 1)
99.5% of Precincts Reporting (215 of 216 Precincts)
Total Number of Votes Percent
MCSALLY, MARTHA 47171 81.8
KOSKINIEMI, MARK 10496 18.2
57667

 

As expected, Raul Grijalva and Gabriella Saucedo-Mercer will face off in 3

U.S. Rep. in Congress – Dist. 3 (DEM) (Vote For 1)
99.5% of Precincts Reporting (188 of 189 Precincts)
Total Number of Votes Percent
Democrat
GRIJALVA, RAÚL M. – D 20145 66.1
AGUIRRE, AMANDA – D 7711 25.3
ARREGUIN, MANNY – D 2640 8.7
30496
U.S. Rep. in Congress – Dist. 3 (REP) (Vote For 1)
99.5% of Precincts Reporting (188 of 189 Precincts)
Total Number of Votes Percent
Republican
SAUCEDO MERCER, GABRIELA – R 10134 64.6
VASQUEZ, JAIME – R 5558 35.4
15692

 

Polls showed Gosar ahead, and those were borne out on Primary Day. Gosar now moves into a general election in a district that is strongly Republican.

U.S. Rep. in Congress – Dist. 4 (REP) (Vote For 1)
97.7% of Precincts Reporting (260 of 266 Precincts)
Total Number of Votes Percent
Republican
GOSAR, PAUL – R 33827 50.9
GOULD, RON – R 20997 31.6
MURPHY, RICK – R 11614 17.5
66438

 

Matt Salmon defeats Kirk Adams in a district that is, like 4, expected to remain in Republican hands. Early polls were showing Salmon with an insurmountable lead; a late endorsement by Sarah Palin and other factors closed the gap for Adams, but not by enough to win.

U.S. Rep. in Congress – Dist. 5 (REP) (Vote For 1)
100.0% of Precincts Reporting (113 of 113 Precincts)
Total Number of Votes Percent
Republican
SALMON, MATT – R 31687 53.7
ADAMS, KIRK – R 27350 46.3
59037

 

In a race that got quite contentious at times, David Schweikert has defeated Ben Quayle by a narrow margin. Schweikert now has an easier run of it in the general election.

U.S. Rep. in Congress – Dist. 6 (REP) (Vote For 1)

100.0% of Precincts Reporting (156 of 156 Precincts)
Total Number of Votes Percent
Republican
SCHWEIKERT, DAVID – R 33259 52.7
QUAYLE, BEN – R 29840 47.3
63099

 

Pastor cruises to primary win in strong Democrat district

U.S. Rep. in Congress – Dist. 7 (DEM) (Vote For 1)
100.0% of Precincts Reporting (105 of 105 Precincts)
Total Number of Votes Percent
Democrat
PASTOR, ED – D 17019 78.0
DEWITT, REBECCA – D 4789 22.0
21808

 

With his easy win in the primary, Trent Franks will almost certainly be returning to Congress.

U.S. Rep. in Congress – Dist. 8 (REP) (Vote For 1)
100.0% of Precincts Reporting (142 of 142 Precincts)
Total Number of Votes Percent
Republican
FRANKS, TRENT – R 44870 82.9
PASSALACQUA, TONY – R 9285 17.1
54155

 

Vernon Parker won a tight contest in a crowded field on the Republican side, as did Kyrsten Sinema on the Democrats’ side. They will now face off in what promises to be a very interesting general election contest.

U.S. Rep. in Congress – Dist. 9 (REP) (Vote For 1)
100.0% of Precincts Reporting (141 of 141 Precincts)
Total Number of Votes Percent
Republican
PARKER, VERNON B. – R 8863 23.1
ROGERS, WENDY – R 8060 21.0
SEPULVEDA, MARTIN – R 7719 20.1
GRANTHAM, TRAVIS – R 6862 17.9
BOROWSKY, LISA – R 2652 6.9
THOMPSON, JEFF – R 2627 6.8
CAMPOS SCHANDLBAUER, LEAH – R 1600 4.2
38383

 

U.S. Rep. in Congress – Dist. 9 (DEM) (Vote For 1)
100.0% of Precincts Reporting (141 of 141 Precincts)
Total Number of Votes Percent
Democrat
SINEMA, KYRSTEN – D 12329 42.0
SCHAPIRA, DAVID – D 9043 30.8
CHERNY, ANDREI – D 7978 27.2
29350

 

Election return numbers from AZCentral.com.

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