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Democrat who lost special primary for Congress eyes August do-over

Even before she lost the Democratic primary in the special election to replace former Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, Brianna Westbrook had her sights set on a primary in August when the seat will be up again.... Read more»

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Lesko, Tipirneni win CD8 special primary

Former state Sen. Debbie Lesko had a commanding lead over a crowded Republican field in the hotly contested special election to replace former Rep. Trent Franks. Democrat Hiral Tipirneni had comfortable lead in the Democratic primary, setting up an April 24 special election between the two women.... Read more»

More than 100,000 early votes cast in hot CD8 race

Voters went to the polls Tuesday for a special primary election to replace former Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, but the nearly 2,000 who had showed up by late morning were dwarfed by the more than 101,000 mail-in ballots in the race.... Read more»

Crowded field for CD8 special election raises more than $1.1 million

A week before the special primary to fill former Rep. Trent Franks’ seat in Congress, new campaign finance reports show a Democrat has raised and spent more than any candidate in the heavily Republican district. Hiral Tipirneni had raised $306,318.78, well over the $270,491.38 raised by the next-highest fundraiser, Republican Phil Lovas, and more than $270,000 above her nearest Democratic opponent, Brianna Westbrook.... Read more»

Feds sue Az over rushed absentee voting in CD 8 special election

The federal government sued Arizona on Wednesday, claiming the state failed to give absentee voters enough time to consider the finalized and official ballot ahead of a Democratic special primary election. ... Read more»

CD8 had largest gender/wage gap in Az

Women earned more than men in just 12 of the nation’s 435 congressional districts in 2011, and one of those districts was Arizona's CD4. Tucson-area CD8 posted the state's largest wage gap, with men earning nearly $12,500 more than women.... Read more»1

Outside groups poured money into race to succeed Giffords

Outside groups poured more than $1 million into polling and advertising in the three weeks before the election to replace former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, according to the Federal Election Commission.... Read more»3

Barber's 'Congress On Your Corner' pushed back to afternoon

Travel delays have pushed back new U.S. Rep. Ron Barber's first "Congress On Your Corner" event to Saturday afternoon. It had been scheduled for 9 a.m. at an East Side Safeway.... Read more»

Barber takes ‘Congress on Your Corner’ back to a Tucson Safeway

Days after being sworn in to replace Gabrielle Giffords, newly elected Rep. Ron Barber, D-Tucson, will hold his first constituent meeting at a venue remarkably similar to one where he, Giffords and others were shot in 2011.... Read more»1

Barber appointed to Armed Services, Homeland Security committees

New U.S. Rep. Ron Barber has been appointed to two powerful House committees: Armed Services and Homeland Security.... Read more»1

Barber to hold 'Congress On Your Corner'

New U.S. Rep. Ron Barber will hold a "Congress On Your Corner" event on Saturday.... Read more»1

Barber sworn in as CD8's representative

Democrat Ron Barber was sworn into office Tuesday as the representative for Arizona's 8th Congressional District in a ceremony in Washington D.C.... Read more»3

McSally spokesman resigns after alleged Kelly-beating tips to Dems

A top aide to GOP CD2 candidate Martha McSally has resigned in the wake of allegations that he approached a staffer for Democrat Ron Barber with advice on how to beat Republican Jesse Kelly in the CD 8 special election.... Read more»2

Barber camp: McSally staffer gave tips on beating Kelly

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.... Read more»2

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Kozachik questions TREO accountability

Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachick, Southern Arizona Business Coalition's Bill Assenmacher and Rick Grinnell, and Tucson Weekly's Jim Nintzel with CD8 election analysis.... Read more»

CD2 election

Jesse Kelly won't make another Congress run

Republican Jesse Kelly, fresh off a second Congress-race loss in less than two years, won't seek the 2nd Congressional District seat in the fall, he said in a brief statement Thursday afternoon.... Read more»6

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