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Gayle in MD
06-13-2012, 08:16 AM
Republicans had sought to make the contest a referendum on Obama and his handling of the economy. Democrats played to the senior vote by contending that Kelly would not protect Medicare and Social Security.


With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Barber won about 52 percent of the vote while Kelly had 46 percent.



Of all the races Tuesday, the Arizona House race was the most closely watched, partly because of Giffords' absorbing story and partly because holding onto the seat is important for Democrats if they want to regain control of the House.




Republicans, riding high after a decisive victory in Wisconsin's gubernatorial recall election last week, set their sights on Arizona. A victory would have given party leaders a chance to claim momentum five months before November and fine-tune their plan to link Democratic candidates to Obama, the incumbent at the top of the ticket.

Outside groups spent more than $2 million on the race. Barber, 66, had a sizable fundraising lead in late May, but spending from conservative groups helped reduce the Democratic financial edge.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/13/arizona-special-election-results-2012_n_1591787.html


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