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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:01 PM

AP Calls Arizona 9th Congressional Race For Democrat Sinema

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Source: TPM

The Associated Press called the race for Arizona's 9th Congressional District for Democratic candidate Kristen Sinema on Monday. Sinema has a lead of nearly 6,000 votes on Republican candidate Vernon Parker while early and provisional ballots are still being counted in Arizona.

In Maricopa County, where the 9th Distrcit is located, there are still 260,000 ballots left to be counted, according to the Phoenix News Times -- but only some of those ballots come from the 9th. From the AP:

Sinema becomes the first openly bisexual member of Congress. Her victory came in a year when three states approved gay marriage, and at least five openly gay Democrats were elected to House seats. A Wisconsin congresswoman also became the first openly gay person elected to the Senate.

Parker, who took the national stage briefly in September when he gave the GOP weekly address, was criticized by Democrats as a tea party radical who would hurt children by cutting the federal education department.


Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/ap-calls-arizona-9th-congressional-race-for-democrat



Looks like TPM got the candidate's name incorrect; it's Kyrsten, not Kristen. Here's a link to her website too! Thanks Veness for bringing this to my attention

http://kyrstensinema.com/

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Reply AP Calls Arizona 9th Congressional Race For Democrat Sinema (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
question everything Nov 2012 #1
Still Sensible Nov 2012 #3
Kali Nov 2012 #5
question everything Nov 2012 #7
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #10
Cha Nov 2012 #17
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #18
PearliePoo2 Nov 2012 #2
ffr Nov 2012 #4
Kali Nov 2012 #6
UrbScotty Nov 2012 #8
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #9
SoapBox Nov 2012 #14
AlbertCat Nov 2012 #16
dreamnightwind Nov 2012 #21
SCVDem Nov 2012 #11
Texas Lawyer Nov 2012 #12
ellisonz Nov 2012 #19
William769 Nov 2012 #13
libdem4life Nov 2012 #15
Coyotl Nov 2012 #20
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #22

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:07 PM

1. Is this the district formerly represented by Gabby Gifford?

Sorry, am not familiar with Arizona districts..

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Response to question everything (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:11 PM

3. No, Gabby's district is Southeast Arizona

and includes part of Tucson, Sierra Vista, Bisbee, Douglas, etc..

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Response to question everything (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:15 PM

5. no that is district 2

Barber is a few hundred votes ahead of McSally - keep your fingers crossed.

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Response to Kali (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:20 PM

7. I will. Thanks


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Response to question everything (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:33 PM

10. This was a new district.

I live in her district!

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:12 PM

17. Congratulations, PPN! We both have new Dem Women

Congresswomen. Only our District wasn't new. This is HUGE for you peeps in AZ!

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Response to Cha (Reply #17)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:24 PM

18. Thanks Cha!

We are happy for every victory!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:07 PM

2. Nice...very nice! Keep chipping away

and maybe in the midterms we'll have the gavel back in the House!
Paging "Madam Speaker...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:12 PM

4. Gabrielle Giffords district

8th district. <here>

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Response to ffr (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:17 PM

6. it is district 2 now

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:22 PM

8. She's pretty progressive, from what I understand

My former boss (who himself ran as a progressive here in Michigan) was a supporter of hers.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:27 PM

9. How many seats are we up to now?

Last I heard it was 193.

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:59 PM

14. Yes!

I really don't think that we, the masses, understand how well we actually did.

And just wait...2014...2016...I say, Bring it ON!

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:10 PM

16. How many seats are we up to now?

Where did I hear we would've taken back the House if not for outrageous gerrymandering?

It's important to be in charge every 10 years!

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:56 PM

21. Here's some data

Here's a wikipedia page that shows Dems getting more House votes across the nation. The page may not be up to date, not sure, anyway it shows Dems getting slightly more votes, which doesn't prove gerrymandering, but definitely shows that the Republicans owe their majority tto how the districts are drawn up (on second thought, maybe that does prove gerrymandering, or at least strongly suggests it).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives_elections,_2012

Popular vote 53,822,442 (R) 54,301,095 (D)
Percentage 48.5% (R) 48.8% (D)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:34 PM

11. Sierra Vista

Home to the location of the movie Three Kings

Nice place.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:40 PM

12. So what's the net House pickup now and how many House races still remain un-called?

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Response to Texas Lawyer (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:22 PM

19. +5

I think this is a new seat from reapportionment and so it's not exactly a take away.

6 remain un-called.

1 in AZ
2 in CA
1 in FL
1 in NC
1 in UT

http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/results/house/big-board

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:56 PM

13. Recommended!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:03 PM

15. This so makes my day. Buddhists, Hindus, Mulims, Atheists, Gays, Women, other races but now.

Bi-sexual. And in Shurf Arpaio country...too funny.

Holy smoke...just when the hand-wringers are worrying over the same sex folk and beginning to see same-sex encounters ... just when they think this is just the end of the road ... hahahahah ... here comes a new challenge. Girl can go either way...I love it. Go Kyrsten. She's also very pretty and classy looking.

The words of Pat Robertson ... 3...2...1

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:50 PM

20. REC & gives us more, remove Arpaio!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:39 PM

22. Another arrogant teabagger bites the dust.

Parker, who took the national stage briefly in September when he gave the GOP weekly address, was criticized by Democrats as a tea party radical who would hurt children by cutting the federal education department.


How did these Tea partiers ever think their policies would appeal to families with children. The American
families in the 9th trusted Sinema to represent their interests. I guess wanting a good education for your
children makes you a "Taker."

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