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Ron Barber

Good News For Gabby Giffords' Successor

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

A new internal poll shows Gabrielle Giffords' handpicked successor easily defeating both his Democratic primary opponent and his Republican rival as h...

My Member of Congress Just Resigned -- Now What?

Marci Harris | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Marci Harris

Given the extensive special election process, districts left behind when a Member of Congress calls it quits are inevitably without representation for several months.

GOP Spokesman Out After Reportedly Offering Advice To Giffords' Preferred Candidate

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

The campaign spokesman for a Republican congressional candidate in Arizona resigned Monday after reportedly slipping the competition some friendly adv...

GOP Lawmaker Criticized For Neglecting State's Interests

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

The race for North Dakota's open U.S. Senate seat continued to gain national prominence Tuesday as the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee releas...

Brewer Territory Could Spell Trouble For Obama

Real Clear Politics | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

Soothsayers may try to divine political meaning for President Obama in a Democrat's decisive win Tuesday in a special Arizona House election, but they...

Michael McAuliff

Arizona Special Election Is Harbinger Of November, Dems Argue

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

Democrats think the Tuesday victory of a former aide to Rep. Gabby Giffords in a special election to replace her says big things about their chances i...

Kelly, Barber Face Off To Replace Giffords

Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

By KEVIN FREKING, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Democrats are hoping that late campaign appearances by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will hel...

The Only Other 2012 Bellwether Election

Michael J. O'Neil | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics
Michael J. O'Neil

Prior to the November presidential election, there are only two instances this year where actual voters will cast ballots in elections that could prov...

Former Gabrielle Giffords Aide Polling Ahead Of Rivals

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

Ron Barber, a onetime aide to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), is leading the race to fill Giffords' seat ahead of Tuesday's special electio...

Dem Avoids Obama In Fight For Giffords' Seat

Politico | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

When it comes to President Barack Obama and the special House election to succeed Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, there’s the personal and then there’s t...

Democratic Ad Features Republican Calling Gabrielle Giffords 'A Hero Of Nothing'

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Democratic super PAC is airing a new ad in the special election race to replace former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) that features...

Giffords Making Public Appearance

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) will make a rare public appearance on behalf of her former aide Ron Barber, who is running in a special elect...

GOP Candidate Claimed Not To Know Stimulus Benefited Family Business

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

Jesse Kelly, a Republican congressional candidate in Arizona who has been critical of the economic stimulus, declared during a 2010 debate that he did...

Lucia Graves

Arizona Candidate Stonewalls Press Over Endorsement

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

GOP congressional candidate Jesse Kelly still won't say why he accepted the endorsement of a controversial anti-illegal immigration group known as Ame...

GOP Campaign Attacks Reporter For Asking About Controversial Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

When a Tucson, Ariz., TV journalist tried to ask GOP congressional candidate Jesse Kelly about a controversial endorsement he has received, she unexpe...

[Update] Arizona Dem Declines To Back Obama At Debate

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' handpicked successor declined during a Wednesday evening debate to reveal if he intends to vote for President Barack O...

Race To Succeed Giffords Hinges On Social Security

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

The race to succeed Gabrielle Giffords in Congress has turned into a localized debate over the future of Social Security and Medicare. Ron Barber,...

Giffords, Payne Special Elections Heat Up

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

The races to fill open seats in Congress in Arizona and New Jersey have heated up, with a national Democratic group releasing an ad in Grand Canyon St...

Meet Giffords' Potential GOP Successor In Congress

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

Jesse Kelly, a construction project manager and Iraq War veteran, won the Republican primary Tuesday in Arizona's Eighth Congressional District to fil...

Giffords Aide Makes Strong Push For Special Election

Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Democrat Ron Barber announced Thursday that his campaign has raised over $500,000 in his bid to finish former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' term in the U.S...

John Celock

Giffords Aide Shakes Up Congressional Race

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

Shaking up the race to succeed Gabrielle Giffords, her former congressional aide Ron Barber announced that he will seek a full term in Congress this y...

Elizabeth Warren Looks Ahead To November

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Elizabeth Warren is already focused on unseating Republican Sen. Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race, but first, she'll have to get through t...

John Celock

Former Giffords Aide Running To Succeed Her

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

With the backing of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), Ron Barber, a longtime aide to the congresswoman, entered the special election to succee...

John Celock

Gabrielle Giffords' Aide Likely To Run

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

This week, a top aide to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) is expected to enter the special election to succeed her. Ron Barber, Giffords' d...

Tucson Shooting Survivor Says Gabrielle Giffords Makes Him 'Want To Vomit'

HuffPost Crime | David Moye | Posted 01.11.2012 | Crime

A year after the Tucson shootings that left six dead and 13 injured, one of the survivors has strong feelings about the incident and congresswoman and...