Andy Tobin to Face Ann Kirkpatrick in Congressional Race as Gary Kiehne Concedes

Categories: Election 2014

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Andy Tobin.
It took about a week, but the match-ups for all nine of Arizona's congressional races have been decided.

The Republican primary in Congressional District 1 had been too close to call since the primary election last Tuesday, but businessman Gary Kiehne has conceded defeat to Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin.

See also:
-Earlier: Andy Tobin Leads Gary Kiehne in CD1

The two had only been separated by a few hundred votes, as provisional ballots and early ballots cast on the day of the election were still trickling in. State Representative Adam Kwasman had also been involved in the three-way race, but it was clear on the night of the election that he wasn't making the cut. Official election results won't be posted until September 8.

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Tobin will face Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick in the general election, and in Kiehne's concession statement, he gave his endorsement to Tobin, saying his "top priority this fall is to see Republicans win here in Arizona." so I want to offer all of my support to our Republican nominee Andy Tobin and all of the other Republican nominees in the general election.

Here was Tobin's reaction on Facebook:

It's taken a while to count the ballots in our race, and it's now clear that we have won the Republican primary! I can't thank you enough for everything you did to get us across the finish line. Your generous contributions of time and energy are what got us here. I also want to thank Adam Kwasman and Gary Kiehne for a spirited and civil contest. I spent the weekend traveling our district, and everywhere I go, I hear from Arizonans of all parties that they are ready for a representative that isn't beholden to Washington, DC or Nancy Pelosi. On to victory in November!
All of the congressional match-ups are now set, and are listed below:

  • CD1: Andy Tobin (R) v. Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick (D)

  • CD2: Martha McSally (R) v. Congressman Ron Barber (D)

  • CD3: Gabby Saucedo-Mercer (R) v. Congressman Raul Grijalva (D)

  • CD4: Congressman Paul Gosar (R) v. Mike Weisser (D)

  • CD5: Congressman Matt Salmon (R) v. James Woods (D)

  • CD6: Congressman David Schweikert (R) v. John Williamson (D)

  • CD7: Ruben Gallego (D) v. Joe Cobb (L)

  • CD8: Trent Franks (R) (unopposed)

  • CD9: Wendy Rogers (r) v. Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D)

While a majority of Arizona's congressional races aren't expected to be competitive, the race between Kirkpatrick and Tobin may be. Both the National Republican Congressional Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee have begun airing attack ads on TV, and you can see those ads below:

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18 comments
rh19541954
rh19541954

The GOP will do well in gerrymandered districts where they have rigged the districts such as the one GOP candidate running unopposed, but the GOP sadly has no skill at running non-white candidates who are whites trapped in non-white bodies dreaming if they only denigrated their own enough or those of other races non-white they will get into that good ole white boy red neck club and them 1960's angry segregationists from the 1960's!

rh19541954
rh19541954

I am in CD3 so my guy is Grijalva and I will vote for him this as I did last time, am white as rice, so the lady with the fake Hispanic credentials does not impress me, she is a token brown skinned lady whom has sold her soul to the GOP for a hope they will let her in the good ole white boys club!

AZKid
AZKid

As a voter in Flagstaff who leans left on the environment and social issues, I am familiar with Kirkpatrick's record. She is more republican than democrat on such issues. For example she has lobbied hard with tea-bagger supreme rep. Paul Gosar to give the beautiful and federally-protected Oak Flat and Devil's Canyon areas east of Phoenix to an international copper mining firm that would destroy the area.

I'm faced with a "worse and worser" decision when it comes to this race between Ann and Tobin.

Nathan Schneider
Nathan Schneider

Exactly. He is catering / pretending, but he isn't a redneck. I have never seen him wear a cowboy hat before...until now.

Andrew Day
Andrew Day

That is a HVG (Hispanic Vote Getter).

Andrew Day
Andrew Day

Agreed... neither are Democrats. Independent is where it's at. Let's start voting on issues instead of parties.

Andrew Day
Andrew Day

Look at the hat. Also, his website caters to rednecks, meaning that other than bashing Obamacare, he does not list his positions on issues. Instead, there are just blanket statements that could mean anything, such as, "He has fought for families". Really? How did he weigh in on COBS? How does he feel about equal parenting? Gay marriage? Massively high college tuition? Etc. Instead of addressing these issues, he just points out that people endorse him, and throws around blanket statements to titillate the weak minded. Redneck.

Nathan Schneider
Nathan Schneider

I will vote for Ann, because Tobin has said some crazy things lately.

Hector Joe Mora
Hector Joe Mora

We must keep republicans out of all offices . They are not for the people .

Andrew Day
Andrew Day

A redneck and a feminist walk into an election...

Joe Rollins
Joe Rollins

What is that strange burrito looking thing he's wearing on his head?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Kiehne's  campaign mailer had a picture of a big horse penis on it, but when I see a picture of Tobin, it also looks like a large horse penis.  

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

We all know what turned the tide for Tobin. It was that danged horse with the tremendous erection.

annarkey14
annarkey14

It's hard to believe anybody could be as stupid as Tobin looks



But he is.

Egregious_Philbin
Egregious_Philbin

@annarkey14 I don't know, Kwasman looked dumber than JD Hayworth when he found out that bus was full of rich white kids...

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