Jesse Kelly

10:06 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Democrats Hold Seat in S. AZ Special Election

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords celebrates with congressional special election winner Ron Barber on Tuesday in Tucson.
Will Seberger ZUMA (pool)

Democrat Ron Barber won the special election Tuesday. He’ll serve out former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ remaining six month term after she was forced to retire following last year's assassination attempt. 

Last night, Barber took the stage amid cheers and shouts.

He promised to support veterans, military families and the middle class.

But with former Representative Gabby Giffords standing beside him, he also took the opportunity to criticize the vitriol funded by super PACs during the race.

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