Tag Archives: running for office

Yes, all the expected incumbents filed

With the dust settled after yesterday’s deadline to submit nominating petitions, it appears as though 219 candidates have filed to run for legislative, statewide and federal offices. There are 7 statewide candidates (a low figure, but there are only three Corp Comm seats on the ballot this year), 171 legislative candidates and 41 federal candidates.

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Giffords doesn’t rule out running for office again

Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

TUCSON — Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords — still recovering from a shooting three years ago — said Thursday she might consider a return to political office.

The Arizona Democrat kept the door open when asked about such a possibility, saying "well, a little later" and "maybe" during an interview on NBC's "Today" show.

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