Skip to comments.Arizona: Ron Barber wins special election, Gabrielle Giffords' former seat
Posted on 06/13/2012 4:31:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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I guess we can now all await Obama’s boastful blathering.
You think so? How would you explain Giffords election? Seems to me, a majority of the voters of that district have just created a pattern of electing Democrats to office. I think the proper answer is ...liberal vote.
yeah....the whole brain dead, Caroline McCarthy, elected by morons scenerio.
It was JUST a sympathy vote.
"Now that Barber comes out on top, the GOP will not be able to use Tucson as an example for voters wanting a change from the status quo.
It was JUST a SYMPATHY VOTE!
You have to love the way they tell you that it was NOT but yet it IS!
My take, too. Let's hope Martha McSally, a retired USAF colonel with combat experience announces shortly for the fall election. She finished second to Jesse Kelly in the primary this spring, and was closing fast at the end. She'll give Barber a tough run in the fall, and could well reclaim the seat for the GOP.
Question: Was the election just to fill the UNEXPIRED term? In other words, will there be another election for this seat in November when Giffords’ seat was due to expire anyway?
He’s filling the seat until November. Then there is another election.
Also, I read that this district has had some redistricting that gave a greater advantage to the Dems since Jesse Kelly came so close to Giffords the last time.
BS. A dim replacing a dim in a dim district. . . I heard a report that started with the words "Score a big one for the democrats". That would be like a dim replacing Queen Sheila in Houston.
I agree. Sympathy played a role in this since Guiffords and Barber survived the gun attack. The MSM saying that this is a precedent for November?? They are trying their hardest to forget what happened in Wisconsin last week which is more of a measure if you ask me.
... plus the dumber-than-dirt vote.
Waiving the bloody shirt.
“You think so? How would you explain Giffords election? Seems to me, a majority of the voters of that district have just created a pattern of electing Democrats to office. I think the proper answer is ...liberal vote. “
AZ suffered re-districting so the voters that originally elected her may be in other dists. But, that area is mostly lib. Add to that the “I feel soooooo sorry for her, I will vote for any dem because I believe the guy who shot her was prompted by republicans.”
“The Independent Redistricting Committee really screwed Republicans in Arizona.”
Indeed. It seems heavily influenced by UA academic knotheads, Californians smart enough to get out of California but not smart enough to leave their politics behind and a big hispanic population with a strong aztlan streak.
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