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Tempe residents in attendance at the Legislative District 26 Democrats meeting in the Escalante Community Center Tuesday night cheered after hearing news of Ron Barber, a candidate in the special election to replace Gabrielle Giffords seat in  Arizona's Congressional District 9, leading the race. (Photo by Shawn Raymundo)

Barber beats Kelly to replace Giffords

Preliminary results show Ron Barber, who had been an aid to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, won by about 7 percent over Republican Jesse Kelly in the Congressional District 8 special election.


The State Press

ABOR nominee receives mixed reactions

Two Arizona senators expressed their disappointment regarding Gov. Jan Brewer's nomination of former Republican Rep. Greg Patterson to the Arizona Board of Regents, while the ASU student regent supported the decision.




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