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Jerry Lewis

Q&A: Jerry Lewis on state Senate race

Name: Jerry Lewis Party: Republican Running for: State Senate, 26th Legislative District Previous Experience: Served as senator for the 18th Legislative District after beating Russell Pearce in 2011’s recall election State Press: What made you decide to run for the State Senate? Jerry Lewis: I had some good friends that encouraged me last year to run against Russell Pearce in the recall and my first response was, "I don't want anything to do with a recall, sorry." So after a lot of consideration my wife and I said, "No thanks." And they said this isn't really actually a recall, he's going to put his name in to be a replacement for Jeff Flake and be running for the state senate seat and the representative's office will open itself up and he probably won't be running for that office.


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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