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As he attempts to keep the Congressional District 2 seat in the Democratic column, Congressman Ron Barber has charged that Republican opponent Martha McSally will cut federal funding for education.
Character is manifested by actions. We all leave a trail of decisions behind us and by those decisions is our character known. Martha McSally has made quite a few hard decisions. She chose to become an Air Force pilot. She chose to fly in combat, even though women were banned from doing so at the time. She chose to file a lawsuit against the Pentagon, putting her career on the line, to fight against rules that required our servicewomen in Saudi Arabia to demean themselves by wearing abayas as though they were ashamed of their faces! And she won!
Martha McSally and Ron Barber
Today Ron Barber invited Martha McSally to join him in two debates in Southern Arizona. One debate will be hosted by the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce and the other by Arizona Public Media, giving Southern Arizonans in both Cochise and Pima Counties, the opportunity to hear straight from the candidates.
Arizona race for governor
Our nation has made great strides towards equalizing opportunity and improving economic prospects for women, but there’s still a long way to go. Women still struggle to break the glass ceiling in management levels in business, public office, the military, and high tech sectors, where most future jobs will be.
Republican Martha McSally thought she had won a seat in Congress two years ago. Before all the votes were counted in her race against Democratic incumbent Ron Barber, McSally jetted off to Washington, D.C., for freshman orientation.
In Oro Valley, the Primary Election (Aug. 26 election day) is the first round of voting where all initial candidates have the potential to receive votes in order to advance to the General Election or win outright. Registered voters will select a candidate for each open seat, and in the case of this year’s local election, residents will select one candidate for the open Mayoral seat and three candidates for the three open Councilmember seats. If the candidates do not win outright, then the candidates receiving the highest amount of votes candidates per remaining open seat) move on to the General Election (Nov. 4 election day). Oro Valley has non-partisan elections, which means that candidates are elected regardless of their political affiliation.
The ballot set to run in the August Primary Election took shape in Arizona on May 28, as candidates worked to submit the required signatures to officially run.
The tape is slowly being stripped away as each new advertisement appears on television, and yes, we all know that in the months to come, the gloves will come off in the political arena.
I understand that Speaker John Boehner is coming to Tucson for a very expensive fundraiser for two candidates, Martha McSally and Andy Tobin. I find that to be very negative. The Washington establishment should not become involved in a political race until the primary is over.
U.S. Rep Gabrielle Giffords tours the Gabrielle Giffords Family Assistance Center and the rest of the Community Food Bank with food bank CEO Bill Carnegie as her last act as a congresswoman in Tucson before her resignation in Janurary. Her aide, Ron Barber, won her seat in a special election, and then went on to win a full term, defeating Republican Martha McSally in November.
On Monday, Pima County announced they have finished counting the provisional and early ballots from the Nov. 6 election. The Pima County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a special meeting Nov. 26 at 9 a.m. to certify the election results.
With the high number of provisional and mail-in ballots last week, the state had more than 600,000 votes to count after the Nov. 6 General Election. In Pima County, election crews spent the last week going through nearly 80,000 ballots.
With counting done for the day, Rep. Ron Barber is now leading Republican opponent Martha McSally in the race for Congressional District 2.
After Republican Martha McSally led by a small margin since Tuesday, Democrat Ron Barber took the lead in the still undecided Congressional District 2 race.
There are two congressional races still up in the air in Southern Arizona, as no winner as been announced in Congressional District 1 and Congressional District 2.
The National Republican Congressional Committee today announced that Martha McSally has reached ‘Young Gun’ status, the top tier of the Committee’s four-level ‘Young Gun’ recruitment program. Founded during the 2007-2008 election cycle by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Paul Ryan (R-WI), the ‘Young Guns’ program is a Member-driven effort that is the primary method for recruiting strong candidates for both open-seat and challenger races. McSally is running for Arizona’s Second Congressional District.
With the Primary Election over, many races will start gaining more attention as candidates focus on the Nov. 6 General Election where more than just the U.S. President will be decided.
Though results are still considered unofficial by the Pima County Elections Department, there are some clear victors in the Aug. 28 primary election. The primary winners now move on to the Nov. 6 General Election.
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.
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.