2nd Republican enters primary for CD2

2013-09-28T00:00:00Z 2nd Republican enters primary for CD2The Associated Press The Associated Press
September 28, 2013 12:00 am  • 

A second Republican is now in the race for the congressional seat representing Southern Arizona now held by Democrat Ron Barber.

Ed Martin announced his candidacy for the 2nd Congressional District seat Friday. He joins Martha McSally in the race for the GOP nomination in next year’s primary election.

Martin is a fill-in talk-radio host and president of a nonprofit horse racing integrity group.

He said McSally has the support of the GOP establishment, and he’s starting as an underdog in the race.

Barber beat McSally in the November 2010 race.

He first won the seat held by his former boss Gabrielle Giffords in a special election after she resigned in January 2012 because of wounds she received in a mass shooting.

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