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Rep. Harry E. Mitchell (D-Ariz.)

District: 5th District
Political Highlights: Tempe City Council, 1970-78; mayor of Tempe, 1978-94; sought Democratic nomination for superintendent of public instruction, 1994; Ariz. Senate, 1999-2006; U.S. House, 2007-11; Ariz. Democratic Party chairman, 2005-06
Born: July 18, 1940; Phoenix, Ariz.
Residence: Tempe
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Marianne Mitchell; two children
Education: Arizona State U., B.A. 1962; Arizona State U., M.P.A. 1980
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Science & Technology (Technology & Innovation); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Highways & Transit; Water Resources & Environment); Veterans' Affairs (Oversight & Investigations - Chairman)

Defeated by David Schweikert, R, in general election on November 2, 2010

Election History
2010generalDavid Schweikert (R) 110,37452.0
Harry Mitchell (D) 91,74943.2
Nick Coons (LIBERT) 10,1274.8
2008generalHarry Mitchell (D) 149,03353.2
David Schweikert (R) 122,16543.6
Warren Severin (LIBERT) 9,1583.3
2006generalHarry Mitchell (D) 101,83850.4
J.D. Hayworth (R) 93,81546.4
Warren Severin (LIBERT) 6,3573.2
Roll Call Vitals


Arizona is 33rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Harry E. Mitchell has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.