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United States Senate election in Arizona, 2012

United States Senate election in Arizona, 2012

November 6, 2012

Turnout 52.9% (voting eligible)[1]
 
Nominee Jeff Flake Richard Carmona
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,104,457 1,036,542
Percentage 49.2% 46.2%

U.S. Senate election results map. Red denotes counties/districts won by Flake. Blue denotes those won by Carmona.

U.S. Senator before election

Jon Kyl
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Jeff Flake
Republican

The 2012 United States Senate election in Arizona was held on November 6, 2012, alongside a presidential election, other elections to the United States Senate in other states, as well as elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Jon Kyl, the Senate Minority Whip, decided to retire instead of running for re-election to a fourth term.[2] Republican U.S. Representative Jeff Flake won the open seat.

Republican primary

The filing deadline for Republican candidates was June 1, 2012, and the primary election took place on August 28, 2012.

Candidates

Declared

  • Wil Cardon, CEO of real estate investment firm[3][4]
  • Jeff Flake, U.S. Representative[5]
  • Bryan Hackbarth, former Mayor of Youngtown[6]
  • Clair Van Steenwyk, conservative radio host[7]

Withdrew

  • Doug McKee, businessman[8]

Declined

Endorsements

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Wil
Cardon
Jeff
Flake
Bryan
Hackbarth
Doug
McKee
Clair
Van Steenwyk
Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling May 17–20, 2012 421 ± 4.8% 20% 42% 3% 1% 2% 33%
Public Policy Polling February 17–19, 2012 412 ± 4.8% 7% 56% 5% 1% 1% 31%
Public Policy Polling November 17–20, 2011 400 ± 4.9% 7% 53% 5% 1% 2% 33%
Magellan Strategies November 14–15, 2011 722 ± 3.6% 4% 52% 1% 1% 2% 8% 32%

Results

Republican primary results[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Flake 357,360 69.25
Republican Wil Cardon 110,150 21.35
Republican Clair Van Steenwyk 29,159 5.65
Republican Bryan Hackbarth 19,174 3.72
Republican John Lyon (Write-in) 126 0.02
Republican Luis Acle (Write-in) 56 0.01
Total votes 516,025 100

Democratic primary

Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona was the only candidate for the Democratic nomination, receiving all 289,881 votes cast in the primary election.[21]

Candidates

Declared

Withdrew

Declined

Polling

Results

Democratic primary results[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Carmona 289,881 100
Total votes 289,881 100

General election

Candidates

  • Jeff Flake (Republican), U.S. Congressman
  • Richard Carmona (Democratic), former U.S. Surgeon General
  • Michael F. Meyer (Independent)
  • Marc J. Victor (Libertarian), Attorney from Chandler, AZ

Debates

There were three debates before the election. The first was in Phoenix on October 10, 2012, the second in Tucson on October 15 and the last was in Yuma on October 25.

External links
  • Complete video and transcript on C-SPAN, first debate, October 10, 2012
  • Complete video and transcript on C-SPAN, second debate, October 15, 2012

Fundraising

Candidate (party) Receipts Disbursements Cash on hand Debt
Jeff Flake (R) $9,026,951 $9,557,420 $97,360 $0
Richard Carmona (D) $6,459,739 $6,373,544 $86,195 $0
Marc Victor (L) $8,336 $8,334 $0 $0
Source: Federal Election Commission[35][36][37][38][39]

Top contributors

Richard Carmona Contribution Jeff Flake Contribution
University of Arizona $54,100 Club for Growth $1,000,112
League of Conservation Voters $53,148 Senate Conservatives Fund $176,484
Canyon Ranch $31,400 US Airways $54,300
Clorox Company $25,000 Freeport-McMoRan $53,750
Arizona State University $22,600 Cancer Treatment Centers of America $40,500
Banner Health $18,500 Knight Transportation $35,500
Lewis and Roca $17,100 Pinnacle West Capital $35,500
Taser International $15,500 Marriott International $29,750
Coca-Cola Co $15,286 Shamrock Farms $24,750
Pederson Group $15,000 Services Group of America $15,650
Source: Center for Responsive Politics[40]

Top industries

Richard Carmona Contribution Jeff Flake Contribution Ian Gilyeat Contribution
Retired $653,066 Republican/Conservative $1,146,046 Retired $250
Lawyers/Law Firms $409,395 Retired $643,260 Lawyers/Law Firms $250
Health Professionals $313,135 Leadership PACs $502,352
Leadership PACs $279,530 Real Estate $302,572
Colleges/Universities $189,270 Financial Institutions $279,670
Real Estate $145,000 Lawyers/Law Firms $200,702
Business Services $122,749 Misc Finance $188,122
Financial Institutions $118,500 Mining $170,602
Democratic/Liberal $111,889 Health Professionals $164,607
Lobbyists $105,172 Oil & Gas $147,860
Source: Center for Responsive Politics[41]

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Jeff
Flake (R)
Richard
Carmona (D)
Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling November 2–3, 2012 1,080 ± 3% 51% 46% 3%
Rasmussen Reports October 21, 2012 500 ± 4.5% 50% 44% 3% 3%
Rocky Mountain Poll October 4–10, 2012 523 ± 4.4% 40% 44% 16%
Public Policy Polling October 1–3, 2012 595 ± 4% 43% 45% 12%
HighGround/Moore September 25–26, 2012 500 ± 4% 43% 40% 5% 11%
Rasmussen Reports September 25, 2012 500 ± 4.5% 47% 41% 3% 9%
LCV/Public Policy Polling September 7–9, 2012 993 ± n/a% 44% 43% 13%
LCV/Public Policy Polling July 23–25, 2012 833 ± 3.4% 38% 38% 25%
Rasmussen Reports June 26, 2012 500 ± 4.5% 47% 31% 5% 17%
Public Policy Polling June 4–5, 2012 791 ± 3.5% 43% 41% 16%
Public Policy Polling May 17–20, 2012 500 ± 4.4% 48% 35% 17%
Magellan Strategies April 30–May 2, 2012 909 ± 3.3% 44% 40% 16%
Rasmussen Reports March 13, 2012 500 ± 4.5% 47% 34% 4% 16%
NBC News/Marist February 19–20, 2012 2,487 ± 2.0% 42% 29% 28%
Public Policy Polling February 17–19, 2012 743 ± 3.6% 46% 35% 19%
Public Policy Polling November 17–20, 2011 500 ± 4.4% 40% 36% 24%

Results

Preliminary results showed Flake leading 49.7%-45.7%, but 439,961 early votes had yet to be counted.[42] The official results, as tabulated by the Secretary of State, showed a slightly smaller win for Flake.[43]
United States Senate election in Arizona, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jeff Flake 1,104,457 49.23% -4.11%
Richard Carmona 1,036,542 46.20% +2.70%
Libertarian Marc Victor 102,109 4.55% +1.39%
Majority 67,915 3.03% -6.81%
Turnout 2,245,609 100%

See also

References

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  6. ^ Paid for by Bryan Hackbarth for United States Senate
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  10. ^ Joe Arpaio to run again, despite DOJ battle - MJ Lee - POLITICO.com
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  18. ^ Arizona: Jim DeMint Endorses Jeff Flake in Senate Primary | At the Races
  19. ^ GOProud Announces U.S. House Endorsements
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  21. ^ http://www.azsos.gov/election/2012/Primary/Canvass.pdf
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  23. ^ Arizona: Bivens Drops Out, Democratic Field Clears | At the Races
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  35. ^ Carmona Campaign Finances
  36. ^ Flake Campaign Finances
  37. ^ Gilyeat Campaign Finances
  38. ^ Victor Campaign Finances
  39. ^ Meyer Campaign Finances
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  42. ^ http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/state/arizona-election-results-400000-early-provisional-ballots-still-to-be-counted
  43. ^ http://www.azsos.gov/election/2012/General/Canvass2012GE.pdf

External links

Official campaign websites
  • Richard Carmona for U.S. Senate
  • Jeff Flake for U.S. Senate
  • Ian Gilyeat for U.S. Senate
  • Marc J. Victor For Senate
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