Tag: Ron Barber

Complete Repudiation: Pro-Gun Candidate Wins Gabby Giffords' Former House Seat

Complete Repudiation: Pro-Gun Candidate Wins Gabby Giffords' Former House Seat

On December 17, pro-Second Amendment candidate Martha McSally (R) was officially declared the winner in the race for Arizona’s second congressional district over pro-gun control Representative Ron Barber (D-AZ-2.) Arizona’s second district is gun control proponent Gabby Giffords’ former seat

Pro-Gun Candidate Ahead as Recount for Gabby Giffords’ Former Seat Begins

Pro-Gun Candidate Ahead as Recount for Gabby Giffords’ Former Seat Begins

Pro-gun candidate Martha McSally (R-AZ-2) leads Representative Ron Barber (D-AZ-2) by 161 votes as the recount for Gabby Giffords’ former seat begins. This is Arizona’s “first-ever congressional recount.” According to The Arizona Republic, Barber tried to lessen McSally’s lead by

Gabby Giffords’ Gun Control Group: We’ll Be Back In 2016

Gabby Giffords’ Gun Control Group: We’ll Be Back In 2016

After spending $10.6 million in the Nov. 4 elections and “barely [winning] half its contests,” Gabby Giffords’ gun control group–Americans For Responsible Solutions (ARS)–says it will be back in 2016. But Politico describes this as “a steep task,” and that

Not A Peep Out of Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly Since Midterms

Not A Peep Out of Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly Since Midterms

There has not been a peep out of gun control proponents Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly since the midterm elections.  On November 5, Everytown for Gun Safety released a post-election video somehow claiming the elections that gave Republicans historic gains

Pro-Gun Candidate Holds 341 Vote Lead For Gabby Giffords' Former Seat

Pro-Gun Candidate Holds 341 Vote Lead For Gabby Giffords' Former Seat

Pro-Second Amendment candidate Martha McSally (R-AZ) holds a 341 vote lead over pro-gun control incumbent Ron Barber (D-AZ-2) for Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District–Gabby Giffords’ former seat–with the remaining provisional ballots in Pima County slated to be counted today. The Arizona

Gabby Giffords 'Overshadowing the Candidates' in Former District

According to ABC News, Gabby Giffords “has stepped squarely into the spotlight, appearing in campaign ads, becoming a talking point in debates and, at times, overshadowing the candidates themselves” in the battle for her former district. And that’s just her

Jeb Bush Cuts Spanish Ads for 3 GOP Candidates

Jeb Bush Cuts Spanish Ads for 3 GOP Candidates

DENVER (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush hasn’t said whether he’s going to run for president in 2016, but he’s going on the air in three races this year — in Spanish. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday

Giffords' Attack Ad on Pro-Gun Candidate Backfires, Hurts Own Image

Giffords' Attack Ad on Pro-Gun Candidate Backfires, Hurts Own Image

On September 17 Breitbart News reported that Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS)–the gun control group founded by Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly–was running an ad attacking GOP Congressional candidate Martha McSally for defending the Second Amendment. In the ad, family members

House Creates Benghazi Select Committee with Help from Seven Democrats

House Creates Benghazi Select Committee with Help from Seven Democrats

Seven Democrats crossed party lines and joined House Republicans to establish a Select Committee to investigate the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya on Thursday night.  These Democrats were Reps. Ron Barber

Democrats Want Refund from Contractors that Built Obamacare Website

Democrats Want Refund from Contractors that Built Obamacare Website

Five Democrat representatives are asking the Obama administration to seek a refund from the company that built Healthcare.gov–“a website which has failed to work for most people trying to sign on for health insurance.” According to The Hill, Reps. Ron

Vulnerable Dems Turn on Obamacare 'Death Panels'

Opposition is growing from the Democrat’s side of the aisle about the Obamacare death panels, also known as the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Howard Dean, former DNC Chair wrote an op-ed last month calling for a repeal of the

Dems Ready to Take the House in 2014

Dems Ready to Take the House in 2014

Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is trying to stir up confidence among House Democrats for 2014, claiming that they are in better shape than they have been for years. Israel released a three-page memo

Former Lawmaker Giffords Launches Gun Control Initiative

Former Lawmaker Giffords Launches Gun Control Initiative

(AP) Giffords, Kelly launch gun control lobbying effortBy BOB CHRISTIE and BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated PressPHOENIXFormer U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband launched a political action committee aimed at curbing gun violence on Tuesday, the second anniversary of the Tucson shooting

Gabby Giffords Launches Gun Control Lobbying Effort

Gabby Giffords Launches Gun Control Lobbying Effort

(AP) Giffords, Kelly launch gun control lobbying effortBy BOB CHRISTIE and BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated PressPHOENIXFormer U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband launched a political action committee aimed at curbing gun violence on Tuesday, the second anniversary of the Tucson shooting

Pelosi's PAC Sterotypes and Attacks First Woman Combat Pilot

Pelosi's PAC Sterotypes and Attacks First Woman Combat Pilot

 Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s House Majority PAC and Rep. Ron Barber are running an extraordinarily sexist ad against Martha McSally. Ms. McSally is running against Rep. Barber in Arizona’s new 2nd Congressional District. Barber won a special election to finish

Loughner to Plead Guilty in Arizona Shooting Spree

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Jared Loughner, the man accused of killing six people and wounding then-U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords in 2011, is set to plead guilty in a Tucson court on Tuesday, a person in Washington familiar with the case said.

Sec. Napolitano: Terrorists Are Crossing Our Southern Border

Sec. Napolitano: Terrorists Are Crossing Our Southern Border

Border enforcement has always been a sticking point for the Obama administration. Following the administration’s partial victory against Arizona’s SB 1070, it became an even  bigger point as Obama announced DHS deportation policies would no longer be applicable in Arizona. 

Survivor of shooting spree wins Ariz. House seat

Survivor of shooting spree wins Ariz. House seat

(AP) Survivor of shooting spree wins Ariz. House seatBy KEVIN FREKING and WALTER BERRYAssociated PressPHOENIXRon Barber, who almost lost his life in the Arizona shooting rampage that wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, won a special election to succeed her, giving

Special election in Ariz. to replace Giffords

Special election in Ariz. to replace Giffords

(AP) Special election in Ariz. to replace GiffordsBy KEVIN FREKINGAssociated PressWASHINGTONDemocrats are hoping that late campaign appearances by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will help push her hand-picked successor to victory in a special congressional election in Arizona. Republicans, trying to

GOP focuses on Obama in bid for Giffords' seat

GOP focuses on Obama in bid for Giffords' seat

(AP) GOP focuses on Obama in bid for Giffords’ seatBy KEVIN FREKING and WALTER BERRYAssociated PressPHOENIXRepublicans are focusing on President Barack Obama, not Gabrielle Giffords, and sensing a chance to capture the former congresswoman’s seat in southern Arizona. Voters are

Go Forward — In the Right Direction

Go Forward — In the Right Direction

On the heels of the conservative movement’s enormous victory in Wisconsin, all eyes will now be focused on the special election in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District this Tuesday. This represents another opportunity to elect a principled conservative. Jesse Kelly is a