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Arizona Special Election

GOPer Drops Out After Big Loss

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

PHOENIX -- The tea party Republican who sought former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' seat in Congress has dropped out of the fall race, two days af...

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...

GOPer 'Reflecting' After Big Loss

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

PHOENIX -- Ron Barber's decisive victory in a special election for the congressional seat held by his old boss and fellow mass shooting survivor Gabri...

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...

Democrat Wins Special Election For Giffords House Seat

AP | KEVIN FREKING and WALTER BERRY | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics

PHOENIX — Ron Barber, who almost lost his life in the Arizona shooting rampage that wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, won a special electi...

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...

Ryan Grim

Candidate's Son Featured In Gun-Heavy Ad Can't Own Guns

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

A Tea Party-backed candidate in Arizona, Ron Gould, is riding a wave of local media attention after releasing an ad in which he literally shoots a cop...

In Race For Giffords' Seat, GOP Hones In On Dem Weaknesses

AP | KEVIN FREKING and WALTER BERRY | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

PHOENIX — Republicans are focusing on President Barack Obama, not Gabrielle Giffords, and sensing a chance to capture the former congresswoman's...

How Things Could Get Worse For Obama

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Just one week old, June already is proving a cruel month for President Barack Obama and the Democrats – and it could get a lo...

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...

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...

Arizona GOP Picks Challenger For Giffords' Seat

AP | WALTER BERRY | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics

PHOENIX — Voters in southern Arizona's 8th Congressional District on Tuesday night chose Republican Jesse Kelly to face former Gabrielle Gifford...

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

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...

Jan Brewer Sets Date For Special Election To Fill Gabrielle Giffords' Seat

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

(Adds details; byline) By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Friday ordered a sp...

The Political Fallout From Gabby Giffords' Retirement

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

With partisan political fever seemingly at an all-time high, every seat counts as the Democratic and Republican parties compete to win control of the ...

Giffords' Resignation Opens Up Race For Seat

AP | BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics

PHOENIX — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' decision to step down from her congressional seat sets up a wide-open race to fill her spot in a conservative...