Skip to comments.Democrats hold on to Arizona congressional seat
Posted on 06/12/2012 9:52:05 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
PHOENIX (AP) -- Democrat Ron Barber has won a special House election in southern Arizona to finish the term of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Giffords resigned a year after she was shot in the head while meeting with constituents at a Tucson shopping center.
Barber defeated Republican Jesse Kelly, a former Marine who narrowly lost a House race to Giffords in 2010.
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Barber is an ass. He’ll fit in perfectly with Barry kids.
Oh, well, you can’t win them all.
I almost forgot, here are the vote totals:
Not even close
Well, this is a majority GOP district, so it is a bit disappointing. Then again, these are the same “conservatives” that keep electing Juan McCain every 6 years.
Any one local know how redistricting will impact the race in November?
BTW, the Dems exploited Giffords big time and that probably had an effect.
Proving once again, you can’t fix stupid.
Thanks for all the good pings, Clintonfatigued.
The DNC commercial that was constantly running made him look mean; that did him in; along with McShitty telling her supporters to vote for Barber because she’s running in CD2.
You’re welcome, thanks for posting to them.
Oro Valley where I live is being redistricted into Ann Kirkpatrick's old district, along with Marana and Saddlebrook, which I think are pretty conservative. Jonathon Paton is the candidate I'll most likely support. Heard him on the radio last weekend. He knows is stuff. He's got thre pig roasts to celebrate his birthday this month. Will probably show up with my own pulled pork sauce. *)
Has she ever even held a job in the private sector? As far as I can tell she went from the taxpayer’s tit straight to some quasi-ngo (not selling a product or service to willing customers) and now she wants her tit back.
I was at the roast on Saturday. Jonathan is an awesome candidate.
This district isn’t conservative at all. The only Republican ever to represent this awful place was a gay Rino.
Normally I’d say something about the term “former Marine”, but since he’s a Dem...yeah, I’ll gladly say he’s a “former”.
ok time to sleep, I thought the article was saying the DEM was a “former” Marine, sorry for the mistake...not enough coffee in me obviously.
I’m just sick to death OF DEMS
Yes, Kolbe. Oh, I remember. That was some time ago.
I had heard that he was supporting Kelly for the seat and campaigned for him, but it seems like the GOP establishment really missed the boat on this one.
oh well the guy gets 4 months until he has to go up again in Nov, hardly a great win when he’ll fight the bigger tide in the GE and defend Obama and Pelosi.
There is probably an element of sentiment factor for Giffords in this which will not be there in Nov.
I’m going to guess that the “Giffords factor” WILL be there, very strongly, this November and beyond. Anybody connected to Giffords on that terrible day shouldn’t have any problems in winning that Congressional seat, for as long as they want it, unfortunately. It’s very similar to the “Kennedy factor” in Massachusetts (and, sometimes, in other states), where all members of the Kennedy family are connected to JFK and are treated like Gods, by way too many voters, for always.
not sure, this may have been an anomaly as in Nov, he’ll have to fight on bread and butter issues and not a “look at me, i survived a shooting” and Obama will be on the ticket whether the Dems like it or not in Nov.
If the race was close, then I would agree with what you say, but it wasn’t close.
I’m not that sure about it being a majority GOP district. There is alot of independent voting, and local politics play a big role in sizing up the crowd.
“Giffords factor” = bloody shirt politics, rarely a high point in American elections.
“Then again, these are the same conservatives that keep electing Juan McCain every 6 years.”
Over democrats, so what’s your point?
No Scott Walker action on this thread huh.
I’d point to sympathy for Saint “Gabby” translating to her boy toy here. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Seat get’s a little more rat for November. Her boy led by 12 in the only poll I saw, it was closer than that. The rematch might be though with normal turnout and Osama losing the district. Call Barber Jean Carnahan.
That commie who shot Giffords should be drawn and quartered. It’s amazing how a liberal democrat getting shot and almost killed ends up helping them.
DNC tweet: “The 84 (alleged) Republican incumbents in seats less Marxist-Leninist than this one better watch out cause this is sign that everyone loves Osama and Queen Nancy now!!!”
Ooooooooo, I’m quaking at your 84 seat gain potential. For serious.
If AZ ends up with a 5-4 rat House delegation cause of this shite redistricting.......
The Republican leg needs to get rid of that crap and redraw the seats the proper way. Let Massachusetts have an “independent” commission.
Not even close. The redistricting made it predominantly Democrat, and the preponderence of voters in the old district leaned Liberal with the influence of the UofA.
Cochise and Pinal Counties went to Jesse Kelly by 10 points, while Pima and Santa Cruz Counties tipped the scales in Barber's favor.
That’s disheartening to hear. Hopefully we can still pull it off in Nov.
Hope so...I was very disheartened when polls started reporting in.
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