Skip to comments.Arizona voters go to polls to fill Gabrielle Giffords’s seat in Congress (Late poll closings?)
Posted on 06/12/2012 6:12:36 PM PDT by jimbo123
Voters in Arizona were set to select a replacement for former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D) in a competitive special election on Tuesday, but late poll closings left the winner undetermined late Tuesday night.
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There has been a lot of last minute money poured in.
We got at least 7 phone calls today urging us to vote and an invite to an ongoing phone-in AARP town hall meeting. This is on top of the multiple phone calls, both robo and live, over the last two weeks or so.
I think most of the money was (D) so it might be tough for Jesse...
The district is unchanged for this election. Giffords puppet will get some sympathy vote. If folks aren’t paying close attention, then they may believe the media coverage that Jesse Kelly kicks old people for fun.
The election in November MAY be different. I’m pulling for Jesse Kelly, but I find it hard to be optimistic.
The polls just closed here in Tucson. This election was only for CD-8, Giffords old seat. So there is nothing late about the polls closing it’s just the Post crying because they are three hours ahead of us, Boo Hoo!
I prefer calling it “Gifford’s former seat”. After all she is no longer in office. Not going to pick on fact calling it Gifford’s seat. Which in a sense it was.
GOP ahead in early returns: 51 - 45
Hard for me to be critical of Giffords’ husband Mark Kelly since he was an astronaut and fighter pilot. But I find it interesting he is speaking out against hateful and virulent political speech while he also writes in the book “Gabby” that Debbie W-S is one of their good friends. She is responsible for so much of that uncivil speech.
wow. we’re now down. big. looks like big turnout. strange.
According to Politico - 10.5% of the vote counted...
Barber (D) 81,381 - 53.1%
Kelly (R) 68,093 - 44.4%
This one is going Dem., too much of a sentimental aspect to overcome.
to illustrate how manipulative the SCM is, the Politico had a headline a few days ago...."Kelly attracts big outside money"...or something like that....but the gist of the article is that the Rat had a huge amount of Rat money and Jesse had to do a lot of catching up late....
but the sheeple will look at the headline and think Jesse is pulling in millions from the vast right wing conspiracy..
No, Jesse refused to fight and wanted to play nice. Barber has been flinging poo without much rebuttal. There is a clip of Barber saying he would be just like Gabby and then steered away from it after getting the polling data. But Jesse refused to use it.
The RNC came in with strong ads like only yesterday but then it was too late. They have been early voting since May 17th.
If it turns out the way it looks like it will, I think that Antenori will run again in the fall and probably announce tomorrow. He’s a fighter and will hold Barber’s feet to the fire.
its time to put to bed the old truisms that every military guy or astronaut is somehow good and moral and beyond reproach...
Pima county not in yet. Large rep base.
According to AZ website, Barber received 71,781 to Kelly’s 57,091 in Pima County.
ok, not good then. Thanks
Pima County is the democrat leaning part of the district. But I suspect the accusations made by the media that Kelly likes to kick starving old people and tortures kittens in his basement will be too much.
Tucson is the San Francisco of Arizona. Lots of stupid people looking for someone to take care of them. I doubt it will get better when the new district kicks in...
I’m not seeing county raw votes at the site listed above, just percent of precincts.
I agree overall Pima Co. is the largest liberal County in AZ, do you see which precincts within the county have been reported?
The NRCC started running ads back in late April - running 5 different ads total.
Probably that Super PAC that ran hundreds of thousands of dollars negative ads trashing Kelly’s character and using that old clip saying Giffords “wasn’t a hero of anything” had a very negative impact.
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