2012 Arizona Senate Race - Candidates, Debates and Primary Results
This page displays the information for the Arizona senate race. This includes candidates, dates, and political views. The tables below show the candidates for the general election with an option to compare those candidates after the primary. This is followed by the primary candidates and the number of political views we have for each representative. Selecting one of these representatives takes you to the profile for this candidate and a full list of their political positions, speeches, and controversies.
2012 Arizona Senate Race - General Election Candidates
General Election Candidates and Results
Election Information for Arizona
|Primary Date||August 28, 2012|
|General Date||November 06, 2012|
|Incumbent Status||Not Seeking Re-election|
|Election Projection||Solid Republican|
|Presidential Election||2012 Election|
Republican Senator Jon Kyl has retired and opened the door for a the Arizona Senate seat to be a toss up this year. The Democratic race started as a two man competition between the former head of the DNC in Arizona Don Bivens and Richard Carmona. Bivens dropped out of the race in April, leaving Carmona as the only candidate backed by the party.
On the Republican side, the race is consists of current Congressman Jeff Flake and a large group of people trying to catch up to the officially backed candidate. Douglass McKee switched to a House race early in the competition and then withdrew from that race when his wide became ill. This has left radio host Clair Van Steenwyk and a few private businessmen going against the Republican machine in that state.