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Martha McSally, in blue, joined incoming members of Congress for the freshman class photo, even though she still faces a recount of her slim lead over Rep. Ron Barber, D-Tucson. Arizona Rep.-elect Ruben Gallego, far left in second row, was also on hand for the photo.
The outcome of the election won’t be official until next month, but congressional hopeful Martha McSally reinforced her recent claim to victory by showing up in Washington for freshman orientation Monday.
The race between Democratic Congressman Ron Barber and Republican challenger Martha McSally remained too close to call as of the Explorer’s Monday deadline, with McSally holding a slim 341-vote lead over Barber.
After counting 4,772 provisional ballots today, the Pima County Elections Department has about 200 more to count.
The Congressional District 2 race is now even tighter after today's vote count came in still giving Republican Martha McSally the lead but by only 179 votes over Democrat Ron Barber.
A judge denied Republican candidate Martha McSally's request to block some of the provisional ballots for this years Congressional District 2 race.
As of this morning, the Pima County Elections department will continue to count the several thousands of ballots that are remaining.
An update was just released from Pima County Elections Director Brad Nelson on the new number of ballots that still needed to be counted.
As ballots continue to be counted, incumbent Democrat Ron Barber holds a slight lead over challenger Republican Martha McSally.
The Associated Press has called the Arizona governor's race. State Treasurer Doug Ducey defeated Democrat Fred DuVal. Ducey will be replacing Gov. Jan Brewer who was not eligible to run for reelection.
It’s been interesting to check the mail over the last month. Instead of the regular junk mail and bills, we’ve seen a major influx of advertisements from candidates. It takes a couple of extra minutes each night to sift through the nonsense, and yes, it’s nonsense, before opening the bills and letters we actually check the mail for.
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.
Recently, watching the (Congressional District 2) debate, I saw Ron Barber stammer and stumble when the moderator asked whether he had actually replied, “No,” to a reporter’s question of whether there was a short-term threat to the A-10 and to (Davis Monthan Air Force Base). He had said so, of course. And there was, and still is, such a threat. That’s because the Air Force has been forced to decide how to maintain its overall defense capability in the face of reckless spending reductions.
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.