Democrat Ron Barber won a special election to finish the term of his former boss, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who resigned in January to focus on recovering from a near fatal 2011 gunshot wound to her head. Barber, who was also wounded in that attack, beat Republican Jesse Kelly, 52 percent to 46 percent, in the Republican-leaning Tucson congressional district. Kelly, a Tea Party–backed Iraq War veteran, came much closer to unseating Giffords when he challenged her in 2010.
Barber Wins Arizona Special Election: Ron Barber has won the special election to serve out the rest of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ term. Barber, a Democrat, defeated Republican challenger Jesse Kelly by roughly seven points. Gif... Read Post
Democrat Ron Barber has won a special House election in southern Arizona to finish the term of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Read Post