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Barber camp: McSally staffer gave tips on beating Kelly

Republican spokesman denies providing campaign advice to Democrats

A campaign aide for Martha McSally gave a staffer for Ron Barber unsolicited tips on beating Jesse Kelly a week before the special general election, Barber aides said. The Republican spokesman, Sam Stone, denied giving campaign advice.

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Jun 18, 2012, 1:03 pm
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Meh…I understand how this would be reported in the media, but speaking for myself I just don’t care, as it doesn’t change anything. I’m sure this sort of thing happens all the time and has for years…it just usually doesn’t make the press. I’m not surprised in the slightest.

I believe that McSally tried to give the Barber campaign advice, but obviously the Barber campaign didn’t take it. They used the Giffords 2010 winning strategy of taking several out-of-context sound bytes from Kelly and making them seem like he said something completely different. Barber based his entire campaign on bashing Kelly and never talking about himself. Nothing McSally could say would have changed that strategy…

For the wrestling fans reading this…Barber’s campaign reminds me of the Ultimate Warrior shoot interview. No, Warrior never actually talked about having sex with anyone, but this video sure makes it look like he did…


Ron, if you’re reading this, check out the video. I’m sure you would be proud…

Jun 19, 2012, 11:12 am
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1. Barber won on a sympathy vote.
2.  Kelly was pathetic.
3.  McSally was the only one in the race who has the ability to give southern AZ the representation it needs.
4.  If anyone accuses McSally of having anything to do with what Stone is accused of doing I will be glad to kick them in the jimmy!

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