The Arizona House seat formerly held by U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will remain blue, as Republican challenger Martha McSally earlier today called Ron Barber to concede the race after more than a week of recounts.
— Sam Salzwedel (@SamKVOA) November 17, 2012
Democrats are obviously pleased to hold on to the seat in the Republican-led House.
ANOTHER WIN CONFIRMED! Politico: Dem Rep. Ron Barber has prevailed over GOP Martha McSally for a full term replacing Gabrielle Giffords!
— GottaLaff (@GottaLaff) November 17, 2012
— Chris (@ThatGirlRuns) November 17, 2012
Yes! This is so great! AZ Election 2012: Ron Barber Defeats Martha McSally In 2nd District Race http://t.co/lGzn0kei
— Pamela Brockman (@PamelafBrockman) November 17, 2012
@cindyscott54 AZ – turning Purple as we watch – pack your bags McSally and come on home. This is VERY good news!
— Betz Wraight (@BetzWraight) November 17, 2012
Supporters hope to see more of McSally, a former Air Force combat pilot.
Martha McSally put up a great effort in AZ-02. Tough to fall just a bit short. Here's to hoping she will be back again. #AZ
— Sean Noble (@SeanNobleAZDC) November 17, 2012
— Deanna Ortner (@dlortner) November 17, 2012
A recount is currently underway in Florida in the contest between Rep. Allen West and challenger Patrick Murphy. St. Lucie County is supposed to file the certified election results by noon on Sunday.