Democrat Ron Barber has won a full term representing Arizona's 2nd Congressional District, the AP reports.
Martha McSally, Barber's Republican challenger, had filed a motion on Tuesday for one county's election director to stop counting certain provisional ballots, many of them from a majority-Latino precinct near the border.
The AP reports:
Democrat Ron Barber has won a full term representing Arizona's 2nd Congressional District, squeaking out a win over Republican Martha McSally and giving Democrats a sweep of the state's three competitive races for U.S. House seats.
Voters decisively picked Barber to fill out the remainder of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords term in a special election in June, but last week's election was for a full term and was so tight it took until Saturday before a winner was clear. Barber and McSally each held leads since election night, with a difference of only a few dozen votes at times, before Barber steadily began pulling ahead.
By late Friday, Barber had a 1,402-vote margin with more than 285,000 votes cast in the race. Only about 15,000 provisional ballots remain to be counted in Pima County, although not all are in the 2nd District. An Associated Press analysis determined Barber's lead could not be overcome.
McSally planned a 2 p.m. Saturday press conference. Her campaign manager, Bruce Harvie, declined to confirm if she planned to concede.
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He entered law school ironically and it just got out of hand from there.
The first man ever to run on a "no more crosswalks" platform.
Worst embedded secret agent ever.
At least half of his name is a misnomer.
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He beat his opponent, Bert Alwaysmissedthetarget.
We're amazed that this was an isolated incident.
On Election Day, remember to... do... something.
He's asking you to hire him to work for you, and also to stop laughing.
Two Balls And A Cox
The greatest decision all of these people made was to join forces on this sign.
Running against Donald Boobman.
Just say it really fast.
He puts all these other names to shame.
How many times do you think she had to answer a joke about whether she knew the outcome of the election?
Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh
We'd vote for her, as she's obviously a person of convictions. In this case, hanging onto a nickname from the second grade.
Richard J. Ball
Think about the nickname for "Richard" and you get the idea.
Well, Robin got elected once so we guess this name isn't too much of a hindrance.
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Don't you hate when you see those feminine otters?
Don't worry, everything is normal.
Is his nickname really "Crap"? We appreciate him being in on the joke.
Come on, Tiny. Don't put yourself down like that.
This guy should have definitely gone into pornography, not politics.
From... North Carolina.
This one's for the Spanish speakers.
The bone in the "O" is not helping.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe9qb5yPQgA">"Ay Bay Bay"</a> should have been his campaign song.
No one really had a choice when it came to voting for Dave.
We appreciate that she married someone who would make her last name super contradictory.