Arizona - U.S. House, District 5

as of November 1

The Candidates

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Harry Mitchell

  • Democrat (Incumbent)
  • Birthdate: July 18, 1940
  • Residence: Tempe, AZ

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David Schweikert

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: March 3, 1962
  • Residence: Fountain Hills, AZ

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Previous Results

    Arizona U.S. House (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Harry Mitchell DEM 149,033 53.2%
    David Schweikert REP 122,165 43.6%
    Warren Severin LIB 9,158 3.3%

    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 Lean-D)

    Oct 28, 2010

    New Sabato's Crystal Ball Rating

    Lean-R (was Toss-up)

      Oct 1, 2010

      New Sabato's Crystal Ball Rating

      Toss-up (was Lean-D)

        Sep 20, 2010

        New CQ - Roll Call Rating

        Toss-up (was Lean-D)

          Sep 9, 2010

          Ariz. Rematch Is Closer Race This Time

          In 2006, Harry Mitchell unseated J.D. Hayworth, a flamboyant conservative who was among those who took money from lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who later went to prison. And two years ago, Mitchell defeated Republican Dave Schweikert, the former Maricopa County treasurer, by a fairly sizable margin, after the GOP failed to unite behind him. Schweikert is back for more this year and the race is considered much closer, even without favorite son John McCain on the ballot as his party's presidential candidate. Schweikert is trying to make this a referendum on President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Mitchell insists he's been an independent. -Ken Rudin

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