June 13th, 2012
02:05 PM ET
6 years ago

Analysis: Arizona win 'an oasis in the desert' for Democrats

Washington (CNN) - It's been a tough couple of weeks for the Democratic Party, especially the results in last week's Wisconsin governor recall vote. So Tuesday night's victory in the special election in Arizona's 8th Congressional District couldn't have come at a better time.

For Democrats, "it's an oasis in the desert" says CNN chief political correspondent Candy Crowley.


Filed under: Arizona • Democrats
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  1. mm

    Glad to see Arizona hasn't totally lost it's mind! Go Barber!

    June 13, 2012 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |

    It's great we can keep Rep. Giffords in our possession(D). The loons I saw from the other side of the aisle running for her seat just didn't cut it.

    June 13, 2012 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  3. Chris

    Why is it Republicans win one position in Wisconsin and they start crowing that they have a mandate from the people, and that this just the start of a complete reversal of Obama and the Democrats, and the death knell of the Democratic party itself. But when Democrats win one position in Arizona, its brushed off as nothing more than an "oasis in the desert/"

    June 13, 2012 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  4. demwit

    The pity vote still means a win!!

    June 13, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    AS needs education. Very backward state, I pity these idiots.

    June 13, 2012 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  6. Donkey Party

    Demwit – The same could be said about Walker.

    June 13, 2012 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  7. Fair is Fair

    "AS needs education. Very backward state, I pity these idiots."
    Anyone else see the irony in this?

    June 13, 2012 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  8. Ant

    It is great for dem, but they need to do more than that. Takl about economy, talk about Romney account on Swiss and what Mitt did as a Governor in Mass

    June 13, 2012 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  9. Nuihc

    @Donkey Party

    Demwit – The same could be said about Walker.
    Not really. No pity involved in Walker's win.

    June 13, 2012 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    demwit wrote:

    The pity vote still means a win!!
    That sort of mindset is exactly why Republicans didn't have the class to NOT contest the seat. The seat will be up for grabs in 5 months, anyway. Not only that, but House Republican leaders have announced that they are "done" legislating for the year. Republicans would have had more to gain by not contesting the seat.

    June 13, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |