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As ballots continue to be counted, incumbent Democrat Ron Barber holds a slight lead over challenger Republican Martha McSally.
In a rematch of a razor-close 2012 congressional race, Democratic Congressman Ron Barber is in a fight for his political life against Republican challenger Martha McSally, a retired A-10 pilot who nearly beat him two years ago.
After two decades in the music business, Martina McBride is starting over. Now signed to Republic Nashville, with new management (Clint Higham of Morris Artists Management), a new co-producer (Byron Gallimore), newly-spotlighted songwriting skills (she penned over half the songs on Eleven, her new CD), and a brand new spirit of accomplishment, Martina is swinging into high gear. And she couldn’t be more thrilled.
Five candidates are competing to become the supervisor for District 1 in Pima County after current supervisor Ann Day steps down later this year.
The CD8 special election was just the tip of the iceberg as election season pulls into full swing. Now we have new districts, a lot of races and plenty of candidates working to gain the advantage. It’s no secret that with every press release and every request, politicians are nothing short of self-serving. Candidates and their campaign managers are all about helping their cause, promoting a platform and working to outdo their opponents. Through this strategy, they have no problem using the media.
Jesse Kelly said he will not be running in Congressional District 2, setting up a showdown between newly-elected Ron Barber and political newcomer Martha McSally.
As early ballots were counted and GOP candidate Jesse Kelly lost his early lead in the special Congressional District 8 race, the Republican said the voters have spoken and he respects that.
With 86.36 percent of precincts reporting, Democrat Ron Barber holds a comanding lead over GOP challenger Jesse Kelly in the special election for Congressional District 8.
Next week, what’s left of voters who did not take advantage of the early ballot will head to the polls for the special election in Congressional District 8. Luckily for the residents of Oro Valley and Marana they will only be represented by the winner of this election for just over six months. The campaign between Ron Barber and Jesse Kelly says a lot about how the winner will represent the district once he is in Washington. Both candidates have been extremely negative in their campaigning. Winning may be important, but the constant negative ads from them, the organizations that support them and in every other campaign is getting out of hand.
Kelly is right about engergy
With the special election for Congressional District 8 just days away, early voting may prove to be the decider in the race to finish former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ term.
When it comes to the special election to replace retired Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Congressional District 8, I’ve heard a couple statements that have got me to thinking. First, a SaddleBrooke resident told me after reading some political statements having to do with the CD8 race between Ron Barber and Jesse Kelly, “Thelma, I don’t know who to believe.” She keeps up with current events, is responsible in voting and is a good citizen, and yet, she’s put in this position of not knowing who is telling the truth anymore. Her problem is not uncommon, as many voters see the television ads, hear the radio shows, the rhetoric, the back and forth politicking, and they wonder if what they are hearing is the truth.
Early ballots in the Southern Arizona special election for Congressional District 8 will be sent out this week, with the General Election date just under a month away.
With the backing of well-known University of Arizona basketball coach Lute Olsen, and a passion for Tucson, Dave Sitton has come on strong in the Congressional District 8 Primary Election.
After a narrow loss to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in 2010, Jesse Kelly is confident he still has enough pull to defeat the three Republican opponents in the Special Primary Election that is just under a week away.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed several bills last week, some of them made sense, and others made no sense whatsoever. Of course, these kinds of decisions are becoming common for Brewer, we are sometimes excited by her decision-making, and other times we are left scratching our heads.
The four GOP candidates running April 17 in Arizona Congressional District 8, and later in the new CD2, are solid people. Hopefully, Republicans elsewhere are fielding others as impressive.
Congressional Candidate Ron Barber announced Monday that he will run for Congress in the regular 2012 election, in addition to the special election in June in which he is already a candidate in CD8.
Residents of Saddlebrooke had the opportunity to hear from the four Republican candidates running in Congressional District 8 when they gathered at the community’s Mountain View Club House on March 14.
No choice for cd8 Democrats
Many of the state’s GOP Congressional candidates attended a Tea Party event in Tucson last week, where Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum appeared ahead of Tuesday’s Primary Election.
Sen. Frank Antenori today filed his nominating petitions for the Special Primary Election in Congressional District 8 to be held on April 17th.
Democrat Ron Barber is receiving bipartisan support as he campaigns in the special election to take over former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' seat.
Frank Antenori, a state senator in District 30, became the first official candidate to announce his intentions to run in the Congressional District 8 special election.
Most reporting about the current redistricting plans for both the Arizona legislature and the nine seats in the U.S. House put forward by the Independent Redistricting Commission failed to cover the system’s obvious flaws.