By outspending her opponent two to one, Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D., Ariz.) held onto her congressional seat in the Republican shellacking of 2010. After the horrific shooting that cut her third term short, Giffords resigned in January, and Governor Jan Brewer (R.) called for a special election on June 12 to determine Giffords’s replacement, with a primary on April 17.
Giffords christened as her heir Ron Barber, her former district director, and the Democratic voters complied with her wishes. On the Republican side, four candidates grappled for the nomination, and out of the contest emerged victorious Giffords’s former nemesis, Jesse Kelly. Considering he lost to Giffords by less than two percentage points just under two years ago, Kelly tells National Review Online, “I will be shocked if we lose this race.”
Keep reading this post . . .
Copyright © 2013 BernardGoldberg.com