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Barber holds Gabrielle Giffords’ seat for Democrats in Arizona

• The Ticket
Democrat Ron Barber, Gabrielle Giffords' former district director, won the special election Tuesday to succeed his former boss in Arizona's 8th District, holding the open House seat for his party and earning a leg up in the race for a full term.

Barber defeated Republican Jesse Kelly, a Marine veteran and Giffords' 2010 challenger, capturing 52 percent of the vote in the Tucson-area district.


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