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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Knight Rider on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 10:05pm
Title: Good...

Congratulations to Mr. Barber. It was nice to see the Republican support at his HQ. Bipartisanship might be a reality again someday and this country can get things back on track.

Langer on Wed, 06/13/2012 - 3:04pm

Bipartisanship isn’t always such a good thing.  Some of the most egregious assaults on our liberties have been enacted with bipartisan support.  Consider such recent legislation as the Patriot Act, the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act, as well as Sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act.  (Fortunately there’s a preliminary injunction on Section 1021.)

You see, politicians of every stripe think nothing of soiling that which they’ve sworn oaths to "support and defend…against all enemies, foreign and domestic," and their "true faith and allegiance" is to themselves only, in their quest for more power and wealth, to the peril of the populace.

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