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Ducey aide Twist to lead K-12 campaign (access required)

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Gubernatorial aide J.P. Twist will take a leave of absence from the Ducey administration to run the campaign for Proposition 123, the 10-year, $3.5 billion K-12 funding plan that will go before the voters in a May 17 special election.

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One man does not a special session make

Boyer has been beating the drum for a special session in order to call a special election for Ducey’s land trust proposal, raising the possibility over the weekend on 12 News’ “Sunday Square-Off” and last week during a tele-town hall with the governor. But so far, his enthusiasm hasn’t been shared by leadership.

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Special election today to pick Giffords’ replacement

Democrats are hoping that late campaign appearances by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will help push her hand-picked successor to victory in a special congressional election in Arizona.

Republicans, trying to make the southern Arizona House race a referendum on President Barack Obama and his handling of the economy, are running a former Marine who narrowly lost to Giffords two years ago.

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Of polling samples and turnout models

Republicans cried foul this morning when Public Policy Polling released the results of a poll done over the weekend that shows Barber up by 12 points over Kelly in tomorrow’s special CD8 election. Republican operatives and Kelly supporters were quick to pan the poll’s results because it significantly oversampled Dem voters.

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Kelly picked as GOP candidate in CD8

Voters in southern Arizona's 8th Congressional District on Tuesday night chose Republican Jesse Kelly to face former Gabrielle Giffords aide Ron Barber in a special election to replace the wounded ex-congresswoman. Barber and Kelly will face off in the special general election in June, but the two opponents have already started the war of words.

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