Arizona - U.S. House, District 8

as of November 1

The Candidates

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Gabrielle Giffords

  • Democrat (Incumbent)
  • Birthdate: June 8, 1970
  • Residence: Tucson, AZ

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Jesse Kelly

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: July 20, 1981
  • Residence: Marana, AZ

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Previous Results

    Arizona U.S. House (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Gabrielle Giffords DEM 179,629 54.7%
    Tim Bee REP 140,553 42.8%
    Paul Davis LIB 8,081 2.5%

    U.S. President: Arizona (2008)

    Data reflect statewide results.
    Candidate Party Votes %
    John McCain REP 1,230,111 53.7%
    Barack Obama DEM 1,034,707 45.1%
    Bob Barr LIB 12,555 0.5%
    Ralph Nader NO 11,301 0.5%
    Cynthia McKinney GRE 3,406 0.1%

    district Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Nov 1, 2010

New NPR Rating

Lean-R (was Toss-up)

    Oct 28, 2010

    New Sabato's Crystal Ball Rating

    Lean-D (was Toss-up)

      Oct 15, 2010

      New Sabato's Crystal Ball Rating

      Toss-up (was Lean-D)

        Oct 8, 2010

        New Cook Political Report Rating

        Toss-up (was Lean-D)

          Oct 1, 2010

          New CQ - Roll Call Rating

          Toss-up (was Lean-D)

            Sep 7, 2010

            GOP Nominee Shakes Up Race

            While illegal immigration is a hot issue throughout the state, it is especially big in this district, which encompasses parts of Tucson. Gabrielle Giffords won the seat in 2006 when the moderate Republican incumbent, Jim Kolbe, retired, and the GOP put up a controversial conservative. This year, Republicans were confident of defeating Giffords with former state Sen. Jonathan Paton. But the GOP primary was won by Jesse Kelly, an Iraq war veteran and strong conservative with few ties to the party establishment. -Ken Rudin

            New NPR Rating



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