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Yuksel and campaign manager Ferra walking to Sunday's press conference.

In an unprecedented move, Pima County Democrats voted to cut all ties with congressional candidate Yahya Yuksel in the wake of what many have called his "outrageous" reaction to the surfacing of a rape allegation from a decade ago. Read more»

Summer Aguilera, 36, confronts Yahya Yuksel following a press conference. 'He doesn't deserve to represent the people of this community. When you're confronted, you don't run and hide, you stand and make yourself accountable.'

CD 2 candidate Yahya Yuksel held a press conference Sunday to call "false" allegations that he sexually assaulted an intoxicated girl when he was a teenager. He announced he was staying in the Democratic primary, and first ran from questions before returning — to again dodge answering. Read more» 2

Kirkpatrick at a February debate in Green Valley.

A judge ruled Tuesday that congressional candidate Ann Kirkpatrick can remain on the Democratic primary ballot, despite a challenge to her nominating petitions backed by opponent Matt Heinz. Read more»

Kirkpatrick at a February debate in Green Valley.

A trio of Tucson-area Democrats is trying to narrow the CD 2 primary field by getting the apparent front-runner booted off the ballot. The suit challenging the nominating petitions filed by Ann Kirkpatrick is backed by candidate Matt Heinz. Read more» 1

Kovacs, Matiella, Wheeler, Yuksel, Sherry and Heinz.

Six Democratic congressional candidates will go head-to-head at a forum at Catalina High, moderated by TucsonSentinel.com Editor Dylan Smith, on Thursday, May 3. Read more»

Ann Kirkpatrick

The five Not-Ann's focused on showing their own chops rather than trying to chop down Kirkpatrick. So she won for having emerged unscuffed. Then she scuffed herself ex post facto. Read more» 1

The six Democratic candidates for Arizona's second congressional district on stage during a forum on Sunday in Sahuarita.

In a six-way race for the Democratic nomination for Arizona's CD 2, the candidates sought to distinguish themselves during a candidate forum in Sahuarita on Sunday, responding to questions from TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith. Read more»

Kirkpatrick, Matiella, Wheeler, Kovacs, Sherry and Heinz.

Six Democratic congressional candidates will go head-to-head at a forum moderated by TucsonSentinel.com Editor Dylan Smith on Sunday, Feb. 25. Read more»