Takes nearly 36 percent of vote in four-way primary
Congratulations are in order for Jesse Kelly, who decisively won the Special Primary in the Eighth Congressional District. Other Republicans in the race were Martha McSally, Dave Sitton and Frank Antenori.
Kelly’s message encompassed principles that resonated with voters, including lowering taxes, strengthening the economy and fostering a climate that allows businesses to grow, which in turn will provide more jobs for Arizona families.
A General Election will be held June 12, 2012. Early voting begins May 17.
As previously noted, the vacancy exists through the retirement of U.S. Rep. Giffords. Gov. Jan Brewer issued this proclamation calling for the Special Primary. In 2010, Conservative Kelly lost to incumbent Democrat Giffords by a slim 1+ point margin.
Final GOP tabulation with all 352 precincts in the district reporting.
Jesse Kelly: 35.71 % 25,679
Martha McSally: 24.95 % 17.943
Frank Antenori: 21.88 % 15,732
Dave Sitton: 17.05 % 12,261
Write-in: 0.41 % 297
Click HERE to view final count from the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office.