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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Republican Seeking Giffords' Seat Shown With Gun In New Effort

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

A super PAC supporting Jesse Kelly, the Republican vying for Gabrielle Giffords' congressional seat, is using a photo of the candidate holding a gun i...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...