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Jesse Kelly giving a speech the night of his 2012 special election primary win.

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»


Rep. Martha McSally is in trouble, but to do something about it, the Democrats – the national Democratic establishment – may have to break form and follow the voice of their base. Who can beat McSally? It may be a nobody out there thinking “I'm sick of this … I'm gonna run without apology." Read more» 4

McSally at a 2015 groundbreaking for a road near Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson.

Martha McSally is about to learn it's much different running for reelection when your party is in the White House than it is when your team is out of power. Mid-term elections are referendums on the president and McSally now gets to be Trump's proxy. Read more» 3

Former GOP candidate Jesse Kelly, a two-time loser in Arizona House races, weighed in on the George Zimmerman trial Friday, contrasting protests over the verdict with the lack of uproar over an absent fast-food sandwich. "Misplaced rage: Thousands of people protesting ... and not ONE ... demanding the return of McDonald's McRib," he wrote. Read more» 1

How long can the love last between two political operatives divided by party? Find out next week in the next installment of The Sandbox.

Democratic activist Ted Prezelski and Republican consultant Sam Stone rate the best and worst local primary campaigns in the initial installment of The Sandbox. Read more» 14

Of the $2.2 million in independent expenditures made by outside groups in the District 8 race, almost half came in the three weeks leading up to the June 12 election, according to the Federal Election Commission.

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

Today on Buckmaster - Martha McSally, Republican candidate for Congress in District 2. Then, financial planner Shelly Fishman live from Russia, plus homeless veterans and the man whose discovery led to the PSA test. Read more»

Ron Barber is sworn-in as the representative for Arizona's 8th Congressional District by Speaker of the House John Boehner on Tuesday morning.

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 (second from left) and Stone (rear) at McSally's announcement of her CD 8 campaign.

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

McSally (second from left) and Stone (rear) at McSally's announcement of her CD 8 campaign.

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

Gov. Brewer comments on Obam's new immigration policy; a Russell Pearce fundraiser was booted from 3 venues; plus, Rio Nuevo, a one-cent sales tax for education, and possible city bonds for roads. Read more»

Jesse Kelly prior to conceding the race Tuesday night.

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

Guests: Election analysis with TucsonSentinel.com editor Dylan Smith, Shelly Fishman on U.S. and European markets, and Pima Democratic Chairman Jeff Rogers. Read more» 2

Jesse Kelly prior to conceding the race Tuesday night.

Jesse Kelly is taking more time to decide if he'll remain in the CD2 primary race. "We are spending some time catching up with family and prayerfully reflecting on the future. We expect to have an announcement about our future plans in the next day or two." Read more» 2

Today on Buckmaster - Reaction to the CD8 vote with Jeff Rogers, Paul Eckerstrom and Bruce Ash, an interview with Alan Forrest, the new director of Tucson Water, and Robert Hendricks, the Buckmaster Show contributor on education. Read more»

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