Ex-Giffords aide Ron Barber claims victory in House race

Congressman Barber speaks at press conference following the sentencing of Loughner in the Federal Court House in Tucson, ArizonaTUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. Representative Ron Barber, a former aide to Gabrielle Giffords who was wounded alongside her in a deadly 2011 shooting, claimed victory on Saturday after edging Republican Martha McSally to win a full term in Congress. Barber, 67, who won a special election in June to finish out Giffords' term, was running to represent southeast Arizona in the state's redrawn 2nd Congressional District. He said McSally called him in the morning to concede the razor-close race. …




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