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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:34 AM

Barber wins hard-fought race against McSally

Source: AzCentral.com

Ron Barber, the Congressional aide who was shot alongside U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and then won her seat in a special election earlier this year, has won the right to represent her district for a full term after a hard-fought race against former Air Force combat pilot Martha McSally.

The race for the 2nd Congressional District had been too close to call for 10 days, but on Friday an Arizona Republic analysis determined that McSally would not be able to muster enough votes from the remaining uncounted ballots to surpass the thin lead Barber had held in recent days.

Most of the remaining provisional ballots in the Southern Arizona district are from heavily Democratic precincts in Pima County, which have trended toward Barber throughout the election.

The race is the last to be decided in Arizona and tilts the state’s delegation to the Democrats for only the second time in 45 years.

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/articles/20121116barber-wins-race-mcsally-arizona-district-2.html



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Reply Barber wins hard-fought race against McSally (Original post)
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 OP
proud2BlibKansan Nov 2012 #1
randr Nov 2012 #2
cyclezealot Nov 2012 #5
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #3
sweetloukillbot Nov 2012 #9
DinahMoeHum Nov 2012 #4
nuxvomica Nov 2012 #6
CoboWowbo Nov 2012 #10
Historic NY Nov 2012 #17
elleng Nov 2012 #20
Faygo Kid Nov 2012 #7
Auntie Bush Nov 2012 #21
Coyotl Nov 2012 #8
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #14
SoapBox Nov 2012 #11
SunSeeker Nov 2012 #12
dlwickham Nov 2012 #13
goclark Nov 2012 #15
veness Nov 2012 #16
lastlib Nov 2012 #18
Third Doctor Nov 2012 #19
Change has come Nov 2012 #22
Gregorian Nov 2012 #23
question everything Nov 2012 #24
Up2Late Nov 2012 #25
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #26
JudyM Nov 2012 #27
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #28
BVictor1 Nov 2012 #29
Cha Nov 2012 #30
Don C. Nuttin Nov 2012 #31
onehandle Nov 2012 #32

Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:40 AM

1. Great news!

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:42 AM

2. Shall we paint Arizona purple?

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Response to randr (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:53 AM

5. Despite Arizona Goober's best attempts to disenfranchise voters

It wasn't completely successful. Hopefully the purplization of Ariz has just begun.

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:43 AM

3. The race is the last to be decided in Arizona and tilts the state’s delegation to the Democrats for

only the second time in 45 years. Purple it is!

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:51 AM

9. We've had 50/50 a few times too...

We were blue in 08 (Pastor, Grijalva, Kirkpatrick, Giffords and Mitchell) and split in 06 (Pastor Grijalva, Giffords and Mitchell) and I think in 92 (Pastor, Coppersmith and English) - I remember being excited by the Dem. showing in 92 - Karan English had been a college professor of mine, Goldwater endorsed the Democrats and we exceeded expectations.


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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:52 AM

4. Awwwwright !!!

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:57 AM

6. I think this makes it 200 Democratic House seats

Forward!

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Response to nuxvomica (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:10 AM

10. Yep...

The only one left is NC 7th. (That'll make it 201)
Rep. Mike McIntyre is still leading in that one.

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Response to CoboWowbo (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:25 AM

17. Wow perhaps we can pull out a great turn around in the midterms

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:32 AM

20. Definitely should be our goal,

becoming less difficult every day.

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:59 AM

7. Great news, also because McSally was hard, hard right

She would have been a very bad addition to Congress. Congrats to the people of that district.

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:45 AM

8. New demographics: "tilts the state’s delegation to the Democrats for only the second time in 45 year

The Hispanic/Latino/Native vote is on the march!

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:05 AM

14. +1 nt

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:20 AM

11. Congrats to Rep. Barber.

2014 & 2016...Bring It!

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:24 AM

12. Amazing what happens when you COUNT the votes!

I remember thinking the initial results from Arizona were awfully red...then news got out that a half million votes still had not been counted! I wonder what happened to all those provisional votes by the 24,000 people those latino activist students registered. As I recall they only had until last Wednesday to come and prove they were registered....

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:56 AM

13. was it

I had counted 5-4 republican when the early results were announced and of course the senate seat

I don't consider that very red

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:20 AM

15. OH HAPPY DAY!!!!! K and R

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:25 AM

16. Yaaaaaay! n/t

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:25 AM

18. WOO-HOOOOOO!!!!!

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:31 AM

19. Mcsally vowed to vote for the repeal of the ACA?

This is after she herself received government subsidized government healthcare for decades. It's this type of attitude I can't stand. She's another Paul Ryan. She wanted to destroy the department of education? She is too damned hard right.

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:15 PM

23. This election never ends!

I'm so happy, even if the margins are pathetic. We still win!

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:29 PM

24. Thank you. Wonderful news

The people of this precinct deserve it. Good luck congressman elect Barber

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:01 PM

25. Finally! Took ya long enough Arizona.

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:03 PM

26. great news my friend.

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:24 PM

27. Aaah, a sigh of relief. She conceded. Congratulations, Ron!!! nt

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Response to JudyM (Reply #27)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:00 PM

28. +1000 nt

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:22 PM

29. NEXT UP

 

John McCain's senate seat.

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:40 PM

30. WOW! talk about making me smile when reading a

Post! Thanks ProudProgressiveNow!

This is so Good.. imagine Gabby and Mark Kelly's happiness, too.. Congrats Ron Barber, you fought a Good Fight!

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:06 PM

31. And Barber makes five!

With five of nine Arizona U.S. House seats, Democrats are well-positioned to compete for Arizona in future U.S. Senate and Presidential contests.

Here are some thoughts for Democrats—

√ who want a Democratic U.S. House;

√ who believe strong Congressional races and persistent Democratic hegemony in a state’s Congressional delegation help improve Democratic messaging and competitiveness in the state;

√ who never want to send money again to Florida, Ohio, or Virginia;

√ who love Howard Dean, but hate sending money to incorrigible, deep-red states; and

√ who want to improve Democratic prospects for long-term competitiveness for the White House.

Target House races that —if won— would turn select states’ delegations Democratic. Send a few bucks now, and try to influence recruitment and fundraising in—

● Colorado’s 6th Congressional District

● Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District

● Indiana’s 8th Congressional District

● Indiana’s 9th Congressional District

● Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District

● Michigan’s 1st Congressional District

● Michigan’s 6th Congressional District

● Michigan’s 7th Congressional District

● Michigan’s 8th Congressional District

● Michigan’s 11th Congressional District

● Montana’s at-large Congressional District

● Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District

● Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District

● New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District

● Pennsylvania’s 3rd Congressional District

● Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District

● Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District

● Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District

● Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District

● Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District

● Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:48 AM

32. Gun nuts lose another one. nt

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