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Jesse Kelly, 2-time congressional also-ran, back on Twitter after ban

Jesse Kelly, who twice lost Tucson-area races for Congress and has sold RVs in Texas while maintaining a profile as a rightwing pundit, was booted off Twitter over the weekend, but his account was back in action Wednesday.... Read more»

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Jesse Kelly, 2-time congressional also-ran, banned permanently by Twitter

Jesse Kelly, who twice lost Tucson-area races for Congress and has sold RVs in Texas while maintaining a profile as a rightwing pundit, was booted off Twitter permanently over the weekend.... Read more»

Kirkpatrick hires ex-congressman Barber to run district office

The CD 2 congressional office will soon feature a familiar face: incoming U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick has hired Ron Barber, the former congressman who was previously the district director for Gabby Giffords, as a top aide.... Read more»

Kirkpatrick wins CD 2; Marquez Peterson concedes

Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick held an 11-point lead over Republican Lea Marquez Peterson in CD 2, with the GOP candidate conceding the race for the open seat Tuesday night.... Read more»

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CD2 debate decoded: Why have debates like this?

Put two candidates in a room and let them go at it. It would have made the Kirkpatrick-Peterson debate a lot more interesting and required less work from me to snarkily translate.... Read more»1

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Burbs of a feather: Why GOP is in trouble with key voting bloc of 2018

Some 30,000 voters in 13 Tucson-area Republican precincts, which broke big for Republicans in 2016, will likely decide the CD2 election. The bad news for Lea Marquez Peterson is that Hillary Clinton won 12 of them. ... Read more»2

'Buzzed' threats against McSally earn Tucson man 15 mos. in prison

A series of threatening phone messages directed at Rep. Martha McSally led to a sentence of more than a year in federal prison for a Tucson man. Steve Martan was told by a federal judge Wednesday that he'll also spend three years on probation after completing his stay behind bars.... Read more»

Air Force secretary says A-10s should fly through 2030

While some military brass have pushed to end the A-10 program in favor of the F-35, the attack jets — some of which are based in Tucson — should be flying through at least 2030, the Air Force secretary said Tuesday.... Read more»

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D.C. smart guys aside, McSally still a favorite if she faces Kirkpatrick ... if

When I predicted a tough race for U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, I assumed Democrats would find a candidate from within 200 miles of the district. Sorry Charlie Cook, McSally is still a six-point favorite. Ann Kirkpatrick knocks just a point or two off the spread. ... Read more»3

Verdin out: And then there were ... still a number of CD2 candidates

Charlie Verdin announced Tuesday that he's pulling out of the crowded Democratic race to challenge U.S. Rep. Martha McSally next year, leaving at least five others still contending in the primary contest. ... Read more»

Matiella joins Dems seeking to challenge McSally

Although she's been lining up support for quite some time, former Assistant Army Secretary Mary Matiella has filed campaign paperwork and publicly announced that she's joining the jockeying field of Democrats looking to run against GOP Rep. Martha McSally.... Read more»1

For victims of Jan. 8, Wednesday attack a painful reminder

It’s been more than six years since a shooting spree at a Tucson congressional event killed six and wounded 13, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, but Wednesday’s shooting in Virginia brought the memories flooding back.... Read more»

Taking pulse of crowded race, Heinz to again run for McSally's seat

Ensuring that there'll be even more than 5-7 Democrats vying in the primary race to challenge Rep. Martha McSally for Arizona's CD2 congressional seat, Matt Heinz isn't waiting any longer: the doctor and 2016 Democratic candidate announced Tuesday that he's back for another try.... Read more»1

Update: Man charged with threat to shoot McSally: 'Venting with a buzz'

A Tucson man was charged in federal court with threatening to "assault and murder a United States official" after phone calls to the office of Rep. Martha McSally. Steve Martan, 58, called three times and made threats, court papers allege, including "Can't wait to pull the trigger bitch." Tuesday, Martan said he "just wants to say sorry to Martha and the great people of Southern Arizona."... Read more»

TMC to donate $500K to Jan. 8 memorial Downtown

Tucson Medical Center will donate a half-million dollars to help fund the construction of a planned memorial in downtown Tucson dedicated to the victims and survivors of the Jan. 8, 2011 shootings. ... Read more»

Kaine promotes early voting at Tucson rally

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine spoke to a room of nearly 500 people at the Sunnyside High School gym Thursday night. The event was the latest in a series of high-profile visits from Democratic and Republican figures to Arizona. ... Read more»

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