Flake, of Arizona, wins Senate seat
November 7th, 2012
12:51 AM ET
2 years ago

Flake, of Arizona, wins Senate seat

(CNN) - In Arizona, Republican Rep. Jeff Flake defeated Democrat Richard Carmona to win a U.S. Senate seat, according to a CNN projection.

Flake, a vocal fiscal conservative, led 51 to 45%, with 57% of the estimated vote total counted, when the projection was made. He will take the seat now held by retiring GOP Sen. Jon Kyl.
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Poll: Presidential race close in Arizona
October 13th, 2012
04:35 PM ET
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Poll: Presidential race close in Arizona

(CNN) - A new poll of likely voters in Arizona shows the race for the White House is a close contest in the state.

President Barack Obama stands at 44% and GOP challenger Mitt Romney has 42% in the Rocky Mountain poll released Saturday. The margin is within the poll's sampling error.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Clinton appearance signals hope for Arizona Democrats in Senate
October 6th, 2012
05:14 PM ET
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Clinton appearance signals hope for Arizona Democrats in Senate

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton will lend his star power to the Senate race in Arizona when he campaigns for Democratic former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona at a rally Wednesday night.

Clinton's appearance at the rally at Arizona State University could be another sign that the Democrats think they could take the Senate seat in the final month of the election.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Bill Clinton
Obama talks housing market in weekly address
September 29th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
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Obama talks housing market in weekly address

(CNN) – President Barack Obama highlighted the housing crisis of 2007 and 2008 in his weekly address Saturday, calling on Congress to act and pass a mortgage refinance measure.

Meanwhile, Republicans introduced Vernon Parker from Arizona, who is running for Congress, and spoke on the jobs plans the party supports.
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FreedomWorks to launch African-American outreach tour
Supporters attend a 2010 rally in Washington, D.C. organized by FreedomWorks.
September 26th, 2012
12:09 PM ET
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FreedomWorks to launch African-American outreach tour

Washington (CNN) – Sometimes in politics, things are black and white – like the historically wide gulf between the black community and the conservative movement.
But a new effort by FreedomWorks, a conservative organization associated with the tea party movement, aims to change that. And a prominent African-African progressive activist says he thinks the outreach effort is premature, misguided and, therefore, not likely to be successful.

With an event Wednesday evening in Pittsburgh, FreedomWorks is launching its national "Black and White Tour," an explicit, unapologetic effort to lobby African-Americans on economic policy issues at the core of the agenda of many fiscal conservatives involved in tea party activism.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Colorado • Florida • FreedomWorks • Illinois • Indiana • Louisiana • Ohio • Pennsylvania • Utah • Virginia • Wisconsin
September 6th, 2012
08:30 PM ET
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Gabby Giffords makes emotional appearance at DNC

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords made an emotional return to the political stage Thursday night when she led the pledge of allegiance at the Democratic National Convention.

Giffords, who stepped down from Congress in January to focus on her recovery from a shooting that left her grievously wounded, walked out with good friend Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz by her side.
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Flake trumps Cardon in Arizona GOP Senate primary, unofficial results show
August 29th, 2012
12:30 AM ET
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Flake trumps Cardon in Arizona GOP Senate primary, unofficial results show

(CNN) – Arizona Rep. Jeff Flake defeated businessman Wil Cardon in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat, earning roughly 200,000 more votes, unofficial results showed early Wednesday morning.

Cardon has conceded from the race.

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Flake favored to win Arizona GOP Senate primary
August 28th, 2012
08:26 AM ET
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Flake favored to win Arizona GOP Senate primary

(CNN) – Rep. Jeff Flake is the heavy favorite heading into Tuesday's GOP Senate primary, which pits the six-term congressman against wealthy businessman Wil Cardon.

Despite being outraised by his opponent, Flake has seen strong backing from both establishment and tea party Republicans in his quest to win the open seat soon to be vacated by retiring Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Jeff Flake • Senate
19 months after mass shooting, ex-Rep. Giffords moves back to Tucson
August 12th, 2012
07:40 PM ET
2 years ago

19 months after mass shooting, ex-Rep. Giffords moves back to Tucson

(CNN) – Nineteen months after she and 18 others were shot at a political event - six of them fatally - former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords returned home Sunday to her native southern Arizona, her husband said.

Giffords has spent most of the time since the January 8, 2011, attack at medical facilities in Houston recovering from being shot in the head at a "Congress On Your Corner" event outside a Safeway supermarket in Tucson. She's returned to her hometown several times since that shooting, though not permanently until now.

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Filed under: Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords
Santorum splits with Palin on his pick in Arizona Senate primary
August 3rd, 2012
10:50 AM ET
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Santorum splits with Palin on his pick in Arizona Senate primary

(CNN) – Rick Santorum on Friday threw his voice behind Senate hopeful Wil Cardon in Arizona, who's running in heated primary to replace retiring Republican Sen. Jon Kyl, the Senate minority whip.

"Wil is exactly what Washington, DC needs – an outsider beholden to no one other than the Arizona residents he hopes to represent," Santorum said. "We look forward to helping him become not only the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, but Arizona's next U.S. Senator."
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Rick Santorum • Sarah Palin • Senate
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