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Wed Jun 13, 2012, 12:43 AM

BREAKING: Former Gabrielle Giffords aide Ron Barber wins House seat she gave up after being shot

Source: AP

Former Gabrielle Giffords aide Ron Barber wins House seat she gave up after being shot.

Read more: https://twitter.com/AP/status/212765579390615554

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Reply BREAKING: Former Gabrielle Giffords aide Ron Barber wins House seat she gave up after being shot (Original post)
Drunken Irishman Jun 2012 OP
DesertRat Jun 2012 #1
tavsiyefilmler Jun 2012 #42
Dawson Leery Jun 2012 #2
freshwest Jun 2012 #16
vercetti2021 Jun 2012 #3
panader0 Jun 2012 #34
Tx4obama Jun 2012 #4
freshwest Jun 2012 #15
Tx4obama Jun 2012 #18
freshwest Jun 2012 #19
GoCubsGo Jun 2012 #29
JI7 Jun 2012 #22
Lint Head Jun 2012 #5
truthisfreedom Jun 2012 #6
Grassy Knoll Jun 2012 #7
Dont call me Shirley Jun 2012 #44
Adenoid_Hynkel Jun 2012 #8
CBHagman Jun 2012 #31
treestar Jun 2012 #45
jmowreader Jun 2012 #47
Vogon_Glory Jun 2012 #46
BootinUp Jun 2012 #9
Horse with no Name Jun 2012 #10
Ken Burch Jun 2012 #11
glinda Jun 2012 #12
Tarheel_Dem Jun 2012 #13
onestepforward Jun 2012 #14
Brenda88 Jun 2012 #17
LeftishBrit Jun 2012 #20
Scurrilous Jun 2012 #21
Blue_In_AK Jun 2012 #23
Rhiannon12866 Jun 2012 #24
gademocrat7 Jun 2012 #25
otherone Jun 2012 #26
cal04 Jun 2012 #27
ChazInAz Jun 2012 #38
onehandle Jun 2012 #28
Chorophyll Jun 2012 #30
highplainsdem Jun 2012 #32
myrna minx Jun 2012 #33
truebrit71 Jun 2012 #35
progressoid Jun 2012 #36
JNelson6563 Jun 2012 #37
Odin2005 Jun 2012 #39
ileus Jun 2012 #40
felix_numinous Jun 2012 #41
usregimechange Jun 2012 #43
lovuian Jun 2012 #48
calimary Jun 2012 #49
goclark Jun 2012 #50


Response to DesertRat (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 04:51 PM

42. Spam deleted by NRaleighLiberal (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 12:46 AM

2. Skinhead loses.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 01:49 AM

16. A big improvement.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 12:46 AM

3. Down goes Teanut Kelly

Tucson rocks!!

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Response to vercetti2021 (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 09:35 AM

34. Not just Tucson

I live in Sierra Vista, 80 miles south of Tucson, and my household cast two ballots for Barber.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 12:50 AM

4. Now he will have to win again in November too :) LINK to results below

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 01:46 AM

15. Whoa! I thought this was over... Gabby's term would have ended in November? Okay, gotta...

Get Barber to win with Obama then!

Thanks Tucson, you did it tonight!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 02:09 AM

18. ALL the House seats are up for re-election in November.


House seats are for only two years.

The last time was 2010, the next time is 2012 - then 2014 and 2016


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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 02:36 AM

19. I know that in my head, but it just seems like everything is happening so fast!

Thanks for the reminder there is still a time and season to all of this... Wow.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:16 AM

29. Her term ends in December 14, as does the current House.

The next Congress will reconvene sometime in mid-January, with those who win in November.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 04:05 AM

22. i heard there was redistricting which resulted in this district having more Dems

so i think we should be ok here. hopefully

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 12:52 AM

5. YES!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 12:55 AM

6. excellent.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 12:57 AM

7. I'm happy her seat didn't go to that gun toting fool...

Love to you, Gabrielle, from your north west neighbor from Nevada, Cheers.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 06:55 PM

44. And your New Mexico neighbor!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 12:58 AM

8. Of course, the media will ignore this

It's only 'a referendum on Obama' when the Democrat loses

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:44 AM

31. The Washington Post will be particularly mute...

...or will try to spin this as unimportant. Their official narrative (and they ALWAYS have an official narrative) this month is that Democrats are supposed to be panicking and screaming and running around in circles.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 07:05 PM

45. Exactly.

Why isn't this a "referendum" on Obama and why haven't we heard over and over about how it would be?

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Response to treestar (Reply #45)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:10 PM

47. Because the Republican didn't win

Every day we run a story about Wall Street on our business page, and when the market is down the head the AP gives us is always something like "Stock market falls 352."

Last week, we ran a story headed "Market has positive day." You had to read the story to find out it was the biggest gain of the year.

And that's what Republicans do: any news that will impact the president or the Democratic Party negatively, or has the opportunity to do so, is trumpeted off the highest hill they can find. Any good news for Democrats is downplayed.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 07:25 PM

46. CNN Did Mention The Win, BUT

CNN did mention the win, but only in passing while covering more important things like sports, celebrities, and the usual blah-blah-blah. If the Rethugly had won the election, there would have been a LOT more attention devoted to the results.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 12:59 AM

9. This is very good news!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 01:01 AM

10. Yeah!

Excellent news!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 01:06 AM

11. Good news.

It would have been devastating to lose this a week after the Wisconsin result.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 01:11 AM

12. Yes!!!!!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 01:15 AM

13. K&R

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 01:19 AM

14. Great news!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 01:57 AM

17. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 02:54 AM

20. Glad to hear it!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 03:00 AM

21. Good news!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 04:13 AM

23. Very good news.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 05:13 AM

24. K&R! Great news!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 06:04 AM

25. Great news!

Congratulations, Congressman Barber.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 06:15 AM

26. win one for the good guys

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 06:20 AM

27. Ron Barber, Former Giffords Aide, Wins In Giffords Old District (pics)

Ron Barber, Former Giffords Aide, Wins In Giffords Old District
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/ron-barber-former-giffords-aide-wins-in-giffords-old-district/



Former Gabrielle Giffords aide Ron Barber wins election to finish her term
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57452078/former-gabrielle-giffords-aide-ron-barber-wins-election-to-finish-her-term/


In an election to fill former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords', left, D-Ariz., congressional seat, Democratic candidate Ron Barber, right, celebrates a victory with Giffords and supporters at a post election event, June 12, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP/Pool)

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Response to cal04 (Reply #27)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 12:39 PM

38. Gabby looks good.

She seems to be getting better every time I see her. Still short, though.
I'm delighted we got Barber through this: he's a true public servant with a terrific track record in Tucson.
Punk Kelly has no record, is not really known locally and is now seen as an appalling excuse for a human being. Let's hope he goes away, now.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:14 AM

28. Gun culture has a Second Amendment Remedy for this. nt

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:40 AM

30. Great news!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:53 AM

32. Great news! K&R

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 09:23 AM

33. K&R n/t

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 09:36 AM

35. Excellent news...now watch the M$M bury it...

...

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 09:38 AM

36. Logging in from the road just to rec this and

Do a little happy dance.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 10:08 AM

37. Such great news!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 01:56 PM

39. YAY!!!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 03:01 PM

40. Good news indeed.

Now 6 months to make the case for being elected again...

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 03:01 PM

41. Fantastic!!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 06:47 PM

43. What does this mean for Republicans chances in Nov? Media?

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 09:21 PM

48. awwwwwwessssooooomeee!!!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 10:13 PM

49. Nice to have some good news for a change.

At least that seat stays Democratic.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 10:17 PM

50. Yea! nt

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