Kelly wins in Cochise County, but loses CD 8 race
TUCSON - Democrat Ron Barber won the special election to complete the term of former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Tuesday night, defeating Republican Jesse Kelly for the Congressional District 8 seat.
In Cochise County, Kelly was the winner at the ballot box after all 64 precincts were completed reporting. The Republican took the county with a 12,970 votes, or 52.43 percent, to Ron Barber’s 10,913 votes, or 44.11 percent. Overall, the voter turnout was a 31.36 percent in Cochise County, with 24,748 ballots cast, of the 78,926 registered voters in the county.
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