U.S. Rep. Ron Barber is fired up. The Democratic congressman, often described as quiet and unassuming, is animated on Oct. 9 in front of a crowd of seniors at a Tucson YMCA, where he’s rallying them in preparation for get-out-the-vote efforts now that Election Day is just weeks away.Read More »
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A long-awaited debate in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District saw Republican Martha McSally and Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Barber spar over the border and gun control. But the candidates spent much of the debate berating one another for running “false” or “vile” television ads.Read More »
Whether you think her tactics are mean and vile or fair game, Gabby Giffords isn’t pulling any punches.Read More »
Gabby Giffords’ gun control-reform PAC removed a controversial ad attacking Martha McSally from Tucson airwaves on Tuesday, saying the decision was made only after the Republican candidate changed her position on background checks.Read More »
The stage is set for the rematch of 2012’s most closely contested congressional race, as Martha McSally has won her bid to once again challenge U.S. Rep. Ron Barber for a seat in Congress.Read More »
Incumbents in three Arizona congressional districts that have been deemed among the most competitive in the country have raised substantially more than their challengers, more than 3-to-1 in some cases.Read More »
For the fourth quarter in a row, Martha McSally outraised U.S. Rep. Ron Barber in her bid to oust the incumbent lawmaker in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District.Read More »
Two congressional candidates seen as frontrunners to snag the Republican nomination in districts with vulnerable Democratic incumbents are being criticized for giving the media and constituents the silent treatment.Read More »
In Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District, Republican challenger Martha McSally bested incumbent U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, a Democrat, for the second consecutive reporting cycle, proving her impressive fundraising total posted in October was no fluke.Read More »
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber has made his decision: He’s running for re-election in 2014.
Days after telling the Arizona Capitol Times he hadn’t decided whether he would run in 2014 and saying he still had to discuss the issue with his family, Barber released a statement today pledging his full effort to keep his seat in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District.