Voters in southern Arizona's 8th Congressional District are heading to the polls to choose who will face former Gabrielle Giffords aide Ron Barber in a special election to replace the wounded ex-congresswoman.Read More »
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Most of the Republican hopefuls in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District started their campaigns with a lot of ground to make up and little time to do it.
When former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced her resignation in January, Jesse Kelly, the Republican nominee who narrowly lost to her in 2010, came in as the undisputed GOP frontrunner in the special election to replace her, and there aren’t any signs he has relinquished that mantle.
TUCSON — The Arizona Republican Party is spending big on attacks on former Gabrielle Giffords aide Ron Barber in the 8th Congressional District special election.Read More »
TUCSON — Federal Election Commission records show Democrat Ron Barber has raised more than twice as much money as any Republican challenger in the special election to fill the former congressional seat of Gabrielle Giffords.Read More »
TUCSON — State Sen. Paula Aboud has withdrawn from the Congressional District 2 race and is endorsing former congressional aide Ron Barber for the seat.Read More »
Sen. Paula Aboud said she’s staying in the race for Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District, despite Ron Barber’s announcement that he’ll seek a full term after the special election to replace former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.Read More »
Ron Barber went from placeholder to full-fledged candidate, with an announcement today that he’ll seek a full term in Congress.Read More »
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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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.