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1994 United States Senate election in Arizona

The 1994 United States Senate election in Arizona was held November 8, 1994. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Dennis DeConcini decided to retire instead of seeking a fourth term. Republican nominee Jon Kyl won the open seat.

1994 United States Senate election in Arizona

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Nominee Jon Kyl Sam Coppersmith Scott Grainger
Party Republican Democratic Libertarian
Popular vote 600,999 442,510 75,493
Percentage 53.7% 39.5% 6.8%

Arizona Senate Election Results by County, 1994.svg
U.S. Senate election results map.
Red denotes counties won by Kyl.
Blue denotes those won by Coppersmith.

U.S. Senator before election

Dennis DeConcini
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Jon Kyl
Republican

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Coppersmith 81,995 32.15%
Democratic Richard Mahoney 81,863 32.10%
Democratic Cindy Resnick 75,563 29.63%
Democratic David Moss 15,612 6.12%
Total votes 200,120 100.00%

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Jon Kyl, U.S. Representative since 1987

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jon Kyl 231,275 99.04%
Republican Write-ins 2,248 0.96%
Total votes 231,733 100.00%

Libertarian primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Scott Grainger, engineer

ResultsEdit

Libertarian primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Scott Grainger 5,424 100.00%
Total votes 5,424 100.00%

General electionEdit

PollingEdit

Source Date Kyl (R) Coppersmith (D)
Arizona State University October 7, 1994 39% 31%
United for Arizona October 30, 1994 43% 38%
The Rocky Mountain News October 16, 1994 43% 30%
Arizona State University November 2, 1994 47% 28%

ResultsEdit

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jon Kyl 600,999 53.71% +12.65%
Democratic Sam Coppersmith 442,510 39.54% -17.17%
Libertarian Scott Grainger 75,493 6.75% +4.96%
Write-ins 58 0.00%
Majority 158,489 14.16% -1.50%
Turnout 1,119,060
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 14, 2009. Retrieved April 20, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "94 CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION STATISTICS". clerk.house.gov. Retrieved 13 April 2018.