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November 18, 2012

Ron Barber re-election projected for Arizona\’s second congressional district

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Congressman Ron Barber
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Democrat Ron Barber has been re-elected to the US House of Representatives for a full term in Arizona‘s second congressional district, running against Republican Martha McSally, according to a projection by Associated Press (AP) announced yesterday.

On Friday, Barber’s margin was 1,402 votes out of over 285,000 votes cast. 15,000 provisional ballots, not all from Arizona’s second congressional district, have not yet been counted in Pima County. An evaluation from AP indicated those ballots could not reverse the outcome.

Barber was elected on June 12 in a special election to finish Gabrielle Giffords‘s term. Giffords resigned in January 2012 due to ongoing recovery from being shot last year. Barber was the district director for Giffords before taking over her seat.

Barber is currently representing Arizona’s eighth congressional district. However due to redistricting he is now to represent Arizona’s second congressional district. Arizona’s second congressional district includes the city of Tucson, Arizona, and covers the counties of Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz.

Ron Barber was born on August 25, 1945 in Wakefield, England. In the 1950s, he went to Tucson, Arizona while his father was an airman at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Barber graduated in 1967 at the University of Arizona. He is married to Nancy Barber whom he met during high school.

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