Former Giffords aide wins election to finish her term
(L) Democrat Ron Barber. (R) Republican Jesse Kelly
June 13th, 2012
01:41 AM ET
2 years ago

Former Giffords aide wins election to finish her term

(CNN) – Democrat Ron Barber won a special election in Arizona on Tuesday to fill the remainder of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' term in Congress, CNN projects.

On Wednesday morning, official results showed Barber with 52% of the vote, while his Republican opponent Jesse Kelly was at 45%. In 2010 Kelly, a former Marine and Iraq war veteran, challenged Giffords but came up 4,000 votes short.

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