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Sitting in his home a few hours after a Maricopa County judge declared the results of a recount that determined he wouldn’t be returning to Congress next year, Ron Barber reflected on his two-plus years representing Southern Arizona.
While last week I primarily looked back at the year, with plenty of changes in our state this week; it’s time to look ahead.
TUCSON - Retired Air Force Colonel Martha McSally today was named the official winner of the race for AZ CD-2, after results from a state-mandated recount gave her a 167 victory over incumbent Ron Barber. The court announcement is the last step in the recount process and makes McSally's victory final in CD-2.
PIMA COUNTY – The Pima County Elections Department is preparing for a recount in the Congressional District 2 race between incumbent Democrat Ron Barber and Republican challenger Martha McSally.
A federal judge last week rejected an effort by Congressman Ron Barber’s campaign to include an additional 133 votes that were disqualified for administrative reasons in the 2014 election.
Due to a less than one-tenth of one percent difference between Republican Martha McSally and Democratic Rep. Ron Barber, an official recount of the votes will take place.
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.
Arizona Rep. Ron Barber and Sen. John McCain joined other lawmakers and former soldiers Thursday urging the Air Force to reverse its plans to retire the A-10 and stop what one said would be “a travesty.”
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.
It’s that time again, when I write up my election endorsements. Anyone who’s read this column knows I’m a strong Democrat, so it should come as no surprise I’m supporting Democrats all the way down the line. However, to those of you who vote for both Democrats and Republicans, here are a few reasons to favor the D’s this time around.
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.
Martha McSally and Ron Barber