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Arizona's 5th congressional district
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Current Representative Harry Mitchell (D)
Area 1423 mi²
Distribution 97.2% urban, 2.8% rural
Population (2000) 641,329
Median income $51,780
Ethnicity 76.8% White, 2.7% Black, 3.3% Asian, 13.3% Hispanic, 1.8% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI R+5

Arizona's 5th congressional district contains much of the eastern and northeastern suburbs of Phoenix, including the cities of Scottsdale and Tempe. It also contains a small southeastern portion of the city of Phoenix itself. It is currently represented by Harry Mitchell, a Democrat and is a very well-known swing district.

George W. Bush received 54% of the vote in this district in 2004. John McCain narrowly won the district in 2008 with 51.70% of the vote while Barack Obama received 47.17%.

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Competitiveness

This district covers all of Tempe and Scottsdale and portions of Chandler, Mesa and the Ahwatukee section of Phoenix. Republicans outnumber Democrats by about 40,000 voters. However, the 5th is considered far less conservative than other suburban Phoenix districts, and only narrowly voted for Arizona's John McCain in the 2008 presidential election.

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President McCain 52 - 47%
2004 President Bush 54 - 45%
2000 President Bush 53 - 43%

Recent results

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1998

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party Jim Kolbe 96,144 52
  Democratic Party Thomas Volgy 83,992 46

2000

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party Jim Kolbe 162,278 61
  Democratic Party George Cunningham 95,840 36

2002

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party J. D. Hayworth 86,191 61
  Democratic Party Craig Columbus 52,192 37
  Libertarian Party William Severin 3,703 2

2004

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party J. D. Hayworth 139,455 52
  Democratic Party Elizabeth Rogers 122,363 46.8
  Libertarian Party Michael Kielsky 6,189 2.3

2006

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Democratic Party Harry Mitchell 101,838 50.4
  Republican Party J. D. Hayworth 93,815 46.4
  Libertarian Party Warren Severin 6,357 3.1

2008

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Democratic Party Harry Mitchell 149,033 53.2
  Republican Party David Schweikert 122,165 43.6
  Libertarian Party Warren Severin 9,158 3.3

Historical representation

Representative Party Years District home Notes
James Francis McNulty, Jr. Democratic 1983–1985
Jim Kolbe Republican 1985–2003 Redistricted to the 8th district
J. D. Hayworth Republican 2003–2007
Harry Mitchell Democratic 2007–present Incumbent

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