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Mere 400 votes separate McSally, Barber

Mere 400 votes separate McSally, Barber

The Congressional District 2 showdown between Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Ron Barber has gone into overtime - and it could come down to instant replay.

November 08, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Barber, McSally agree to wait for official count in close CD2 race

Republican Martha McSally said this morning that she feels optimistic that her slight lead in the still-too-close-too-call Congressional District 2 race will hold up, while Democrat Ron Barber's campaign said he is cautiously optimistic and emphasized that it's far too early to call the race.

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Flake defeats Carmona to take over Kyl's US Senate seat

Republican Jeff Flake is Arizona's new U.S. senator after comfortably defeating Democrat Richard Carmona in a high-stakes, big-money race for a rare open Senate seat.

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Jeff Flake wins Arizona Senate seat

Jeff Flake wins Arizona Senate seat

Republican Jeff Flake has defeated Democrat Richard Carmona to become Arizona’s new U.S. Senator.

November 06, 2012 10:10 pmLoading…
Barber and McSally in tight race in CD2

Barber and McSally in tight race in CD2

Democrat Ron Barber and Republican Martha McSally are locked in a tight race in Congressional District 2.

November 06, 2012 9:05 pmLoading…
Many voters find themselves missing from voter rolls

Many voters find themselves missing from voter rolls

An abnormally large number of voters were forced to vote by provisional ballot today when they showed up at their assigned polling place and were told their names were not on the roster.

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Here's what you need to know about election day in Tucson

By the time your head hits the pillow Tuesday night, you'll probably know who will be our next president, U.S. senator and on down the line. That, of course, is assuming none of the races is too close too call.

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Political notebook: Sit down. Take breath. Let's talk guv race 2014

It's never too early to look ahead to the 2014 election, right? I know, I know: The results from Tuesday's election aren't even in yet. But, what the heck, it never hurts to peek ahead.

November 04, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson political donations pour in

While only a handful of Southern Arizonans have so far contributed more than $200,000 to political causes this election cycle, many others have signed hefty checks.

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Big 5 donors in Southern Arizona politics may surprise you

Big 5 donors in Southern Arizona politics may surprise you

The list of big spenders from Southern Arizona this election cycle includes several of the usual suspects, as well as a few surprises.

November 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Got an early ballot still? Here's how to turn it in

If you are still hanging on to an early ballot, you need to get it in the mail by Friday or drop it off at one of 10 early voting sites that will be set up Saturday around Tucson.

November 01, 2012 3:58 pmLoading…

Political notebook: Why a square dance caller backs Kirkpatrick

Congressional candidate Ann Kirkpatrick's most recent financial filing is replete with donations from those you might expect: lawyers, doctors and Sedona business owners.

October 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Paton outraises Kirkpatrick as CD1 campaign tightens up

Republican Jonathan Paton outraised Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick in the first half of October, in what may be another sign of his momentum in the Congressional District 1 race.

October 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Mine backers blast Barber on call for new impact study

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber's recent call for a new environmental impact statement on the proposed Rosemont Copper mine has angered the mine's backers.

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Deadline to request early ballot is Friday

If you want to get an early ballot and vote by mail, you need to request one by Friday at 5 p.m.

October 25, 2012 12:51 pmLoading…
Flake-Carmona Senate race attracts $20M in spending

Flake-Carmona Senate race attracts $20M in spending

The U.S. Senate race in Arizona has become a nearly $20 million affair - and there are still two more weeks until the election.

October 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Kyl donates his documents to UA

Kyl donates his documents to UA

Once the Nov. 6 election is over, Congress will return to an unprecedented pile of work that needs to get done during a lame-duck session, retiring U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl said on Wednesday.

October 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Outside spending hits $10 million in Arizona's U.S. Senate race

Outside spending hits $10 million in Arizona's U.S. Senate race

Outside spending from national political parties and PACs on the U.S. Senate race has hit $10 million — with the money split about evenly between backers of Democrat Richard Carmona and Republican Jeff Flake.

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In CD2, Barber, McSally clash on federal role in education

In CD2, Barber, McSally clash on federal role in education

The contenders for Congressional District 2 wrangled about the federal government's role in education during a debate Tuesday in Tucson.

October 24, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Barber vs McSally debate Tuesday in Tucson

Barber vs McSally debate Tuesday in Tucson

Democrat Ron Barber and Republican Martha McSally will square off in a debate Tuesday night at the University of Arizona.

October 22, 2012 3:00 pmLoading…

Political notebook: 'Cowboy Frank' flier rides high amid stampede of glossy mailings

ATTACK OF THE KILLER POLITICAL MAILERS! Almost daily, we sift through another delivery of stiff, glossy political fliers - most chock-full of accusations that stretch or distort the truth. It's enough to make finding a piece of actual mail, even a bill, seem like a gold nugget.

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$8M+ spent by outside groups on local US races

Outside groups have spent more than $8 million already on Southern Arizona's federal races.

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Nearly $14M spent so far in Ariz. race for US Senate seat

It takes millions to become a U.S. senator - just ask Democrat Richard Carmona and Republican Jeff Flake.

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Carmona, Flake in sharp clash over policy, character issues

Carmona, Flake in sharp clash over policy, character issues

Republican Jeff Flake and Democrat Richard Carmona traded sharp accusations during Monday's U.S. Senate race debate, reflecting the rising tensions in the high-stakes race.

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Wide split on use of 'earmarks'

Wide split on use of 'earmarks'

One man's earmark is another man's investment.

October 14, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Barber notes border gains; McSally says there's a 'war'

Barber notes border gains; McSally says there's a 'war'

Democrat Ron Barber and Republican Martha McSally agree the fatal shooting of Border Patrol agent Nick Ivie underscores the need to bolster border security, but disagree on how to deal with the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants already in the U.S.

October 14, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Political notebook: Saucedo Mercer says Grijalva is guilty of treason; he points to 'the facts'

Could Rep. Raúl Grijalva be a traitor? His opponent in the Congressional District 3 race, Republican Gabriela Saucedo Mercer, thinks so.

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Indy voters, now Arizona's second-largest party, could be game-changers

Indy voters, now Arizona's second-largest party, could be game-changers

For the first time in Arizona history, independent voters will outnumber one of the two major political parties - Democrats - in a general election.

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More than 1,000 join to remember fallen Border Patrol officer Nicholas Ivie

More than 1,000 join to remember fallen Border Patrol officer Nicholas Ivie

SIERRA VISTA - Slain Border Patrol agent Nicholas Ivie died in a "beautiful" area he knew well, his brother told mourners Monday at the agent's funeral service.

October 09, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Slain border agent 'lived a life of quiet dignity' mourners told

Slain border agent 'lived a life of quiet dignity' mourners told

Slain U.S. Border Patrol agent Nicholas Ivie was a quiet, family man who loved riding horses, hundreds of mourners who gathered in Sierra Vista this morning for his funeral were told.

October 08, 2012 9:29 am Photos

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Political notebook: Melvin dismayed Dems aren't the flag-flying type

How can you tell if a Republican moves into your neighborhood?

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Sheriff: 'Friendly fire' killed agent Ivie

Sheriff: 'Friendly fire' killed agent Ivie

Border Patrol agent Nicholas Ivie was accidentally killed by a fellow agent in what investigators confirmed Friday was a tragic case of "friendly fire."

October 06, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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FBI: Friendly fire killed Arizona Border Patrol agent

FBI: Friendly fire killed Arizona Border Patrol agent

Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie was killed by friendly fire, federal investigators confirmed today.

October 05, 2012 12:00 am Related
Friendly fire a possibility in border agent's death

Friendly fire a possibility in border agent's death

Investigators are looking into whether friendly fire caused the death of Border Patrol agent Nick Ivie or the wounding of his colleague early Tuesday morning.

October 04, 2012 10:00 pm

Sheriff: Friendly fire possible in border agent's death

Investigators are considering whether Border Patrol agent Nick Ivie, his wounded colleague, or both were victims of friendly fire in the Tuesday shooting that left Ivie dead, sources have confirmed to the Arizona Daily Star.

October 04, 2012 5:30 pm Related

Tuesday is deadline to register to vote on Nov. 6

If you haven’t already registered to vote, Tuesday at midnight is the deadline to be able to cast a vote in the Nov. 6 election.

October 04, 2012 4:20 pmLoading…

Outside money coming in to tight Senate race

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has pledged $528K to support Democrat Richard Carmona. Republican Jeff Flake has support from Club for Growth PAC ($500K ad buy) and Freedomworks for America ($460K so far for online ads). 

October 03, 2012 4:15 pmLoading…
Border agent slain; partner wounded

Border agent slain; partner wounded

Monday's shootings of two Border Patrol agents "just goes to show that whether you are an armed Border Patrol agent on duty or a simple rancher like Rob Krentz out working his ranch - if you're in border country you are in peril," said Rod Rothrock, acting sheriff of Cochise County.

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2 border agents shot, 1 killed responding to sensor near Bisbee

2 border agents shot, 1 killed responding to sensor near Bisbee

The slain agent, Nicholas Ivie, was a father of two based in Naco, the station just re-named after Brian Terry, who was killed in 2010. The shooting area is a longstanding smuggling corridor but considered generally safe by residents.

October 02, 2012 6:30 am Photos

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Barber, McSally emphasize strengths to snag CD2 victory

Barber, McSally emphasize strengths to snag CD2 victory

Democrat Ron Barber made the jump from congressional aide to temporary fill-in congressman. But to complete the journey and claim a full term of his own he must first withstand a challenge from Republican Martha McSally - a former Air Force fighter pilot who has him in her sights.

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Political notebook: Verbose candidates in debate get shot - of tequila

We've got to hand it to Priscilla Storm, VP of Public Policy at Diamond Ventures, for moderating a tough candidates forum for the Jewish Federation on Monday.

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Freedom is 'only' issue for Victor

Freedom is 'only' issue for Victor

Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Marc Victor loves talking about freedom.

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Flake stands on his record as a conservative reformer

Flake stands on his record as a conservative reformer

Jeff Flake has a résumé custom-built for a modern-day U.S. senator from Arizona.

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Carmona says life story gives him unique skill set

Carmona says life story gives him unique skill set

Richard Carmona has earned a host of distinguished titles - combat veteran, doctor, deputy, life-saver, hospital director and U.S. surgeon general - but he's hoping to add one more on Nov. 6.

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Vets' PAC joins attack on Flake's voting record

Vets' PAC joins attack on Flake's voting record

Republican Jeff Flake calls the attacks on his voting record on veterans issues as "deplorable" and say critics are cherry-picking from his voting record of 12 years to misconstrue his stance.

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Flake keeps trying to link Carmona to Obama

Flake keeps trying to link Carmona to Obama

Carmona scoffs at the attempt, asking when he’s ever been a ‘rubber stamp’ for anybody.

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Polls: Flake’s lead on Carmona shrinking

Republican Jeff Flake is still leading Democrat Richard Carmona in the U.S. Senate race, but a pair of new polls suggest his margin is slipping.

September 26, 2012 1:00 pmLoading…
Carmona's new TV ad calls out Flake for votes to cut vets' benefits (Updated)

Carmona's new TV ad calls out Flake for votes to cut vets' benefits (Updated)

(Updated below with Jeff Flake's response to the TV ad and Carmona's response to Sen. McCain's comments.)

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Flake, Carmona offer plans to bolster AZ-Mexico trade

Flake, Carmona offer plans to bolster AZ-Mexico trade

You’ve probably heard where the U.S. Senate candidates stand on border security and President Obama’s de-facto ‘Dream Act,’ but you may not know their stances on cross-border commerce.

September 24, 2012 1:45 pmLoading…

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