Democrats eyeing former Rep. Gabrielle Gifford's southern Arizona seat gave her former district director a free pass when he decided he was running to replace her in a June special election. But while Democrat Ron Barber waits to decide if he will seek a full term in the November general election, members of his own party are busy fundraising and campaigning for the chance to succeed his former boss.Read More »
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Rep. Steve Farley on Wednesday kicked off his run for the 2nd Congressional District with a three-city campaign tour in southern Arizona.Read More »
Ron Barber, who opened his campaign by raising more than $100,000 in three days, boasted another stunning number today when he submitted 5,472 signatures for the special election in the 8th Congressional District.
Barber, the lone Democrat in the special election field, shattered the minimum requirement of 671 signatures for Democrats to get on the special election ballot.
After just four days, Ron Barber has raised more money and attracted more contributors than some campaigns have gotten in months.
Through the online Democratic fundraising PAC ActBlue, Barber raised about $110,000 from 1,715 contributors through Monday morning, according to his campaign.
State Sen. Paula Aboud of Tucson announced Monday she is running for the U.S. Congress. Aboud announced she will seek the Democratic nomination in the newly redrawn District Two which covers the majority of Pima County and all of Cochise County.Read More »
President Barack Obama has signed into law a final bill authored by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was wounded in an Arizona shooting rampage a year ago.Read More »
Ron Barber, an aide to former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who was wounded in the shooting attack that forced her resignation from Congress, announced his candidacy today for the special election to finish the congresswoman’s term.Read More »
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona announced Sunday she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago.
According to officials in Washington, her resignation, first disclosed on the congresswoman's Facebook page, is expected to take effect on Monday.
Remembering the tragedy in Tucson one year later.Read More »
A spokesman for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says the Arizona congresswoman has been walking on her own for some time.Read More »