Everything You Need To Know about Arizona’s Special Election For Gabrielle Giffords’ Seat


Voters in AZ-08 head to the poll tomorrow to vote in a special election to replace Gabrielle Giffords, the representative shot during a rampage in Tucson a little over one year ago. 

The candidates are Ron Barber, Giffords’ former aide, and Jesse Kelly, who lost to Giffords in 2010. Barber is closely associated with Giffords, and though she hasn’t appeared in any of his ads or campaign literature, he has surely benefited from the overflow of goodwill extended toward Giffords post-tragedy. Kelly, meanwhile, has been assailed for his past positions advocating for the scaling back of Medicare, and has responded by trying to connect Barber to Obama and Pelosi. (Recall that Barber made a little uh-oh when asked if he supported Obama.)… Read More


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