Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:16 PM
TroyD (4,547 posts)
ARIZONA: Ron Barber Now Leads Martha McSally; Kyrsten Sinema Widens Gap Against Vernon Parker
Mon., Nov. 12 2012
Update: Democrat Kyrsten Sinema will be headed to Congress, according to the Associated Press.
As more votes from CD-9 are counted, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema's lead over Republican Vernon Parker continues to increase, as Sinema is now up by nearly 5,800 votes.
There's still a healthy amount of votes left to be counted, but down in CD-2 -- where there are far fewer votes left to be counted -- Democratic Congressman Ron Barber has taken back the lead from Republican challenger Martha McSally.
Down in Tucson, the Pima County Elections Department says it has about 30,000 votes left to count, as of yesterday. Most of CD-2 is in Pima County.
That doesn't make Barber's lead of just 330 votes safe by any means. McSally had a lead on Barber until this weekend, and was up by more than 1,200 votes on Wednesday.
Interestingly, if Barber and Sinema were to hold on to their leads, Arizona would be sending more Democrats than Republicans to the House of Representatives. If just one of them loses, then Republicans would have the advantage.
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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:24 PM
oswaldactedalone (1,280 posts)
5. Slim and none
and Slim's hitching up the wagon.
Possible but he'd have to win a large percentage of the outstanding vote to take the lead. His best chance is to get close enough for the auto recount trigger.