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Accused Tucson Gunman Expected To Plead Guilty Today

Reuters | Tim Gaynor | Posted 10.06.2012 | Crime

* Plea spares Loughner from death penalty * Giffords' husband: Couple satisfied with plea agreement (Adds details on motive, color ...

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.

New Arizona Rep Revives Giffords Event

AP | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. -- U.S. Rep. Ron Barber is planning a "Congress on Your Corner" event in Tucson after being sworn in this week to fill the seat vacated ...

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...

Gabby Giffords' Replacements Sworn In

AP | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Ron Barber, who almost died in the Arizona shooting that wounded former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was sworn in Tuesday as a ...

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...

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...

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...

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...