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.

Democrats are obviously pleased to hold on to the seat in the Republican-led House.

Supporters hope to see more of McSally, a former Air Force combat pilot.

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.

  • http://www.lidsamy.com/ Lidsamy

    For only the 2nd time in 45 years, AZ will send a Democratic majority to the House. What an Epic Fail.

  • http://twitter.com/BlissDesignz Tabitha Taylor

    Aw too bad. I think Martha McSally is awesome! A true American hero! Here I was getting excited thinking we may have a new thorn in the left’s side if Allen West isn’t available to drive em nuts on the hill. lol (You know how they despise military heros & just her courage, strength & conservative principal would be enough to really bother the libotard feminazi’s )!
    One does have to admit she gave em a real run for their money because it was a serious blue district & after what happened to poor Gabby Giffords, I doubt we could have done better than any other R ticket! Maybe we can get her to run again in 2014. By then I’m sure the country at large will be ready to kick all the democrats out. 😉

  • TonyMontana3

    Awesome!

  • GaryTheBrave

    Barber likely won the sympathy vote. After one term his constituents will decide if he represents them or the party. The thing abt Dems in AZ is that they do not seem to be as “progressive” as other Dems.

  • nc

    I had never heard of McSally until just a few days before the election. Only one quick interview, but she was very impressive. Hopefully we haven’t seen the last of her.

  • Gallatin

    Oh my I’m so totally confused, some libtard is going to have to explain this to me. An old white guy won a seat held by a woman by beating a woman. I thought libtards were against this kind of thing.

  • Kate

    Some of these liberals are so delusional. “AZ is turning purple.” Really? Because a blue seat stayed blue? When Scott Brown won Ted Kennedy’s MA senate seat, did Republicans claim that “MA is turning purple?”

    And they claim we’re out of touch! Hopefully they’re in for a BIG shock in 2014. Let’s hope it’s an encore of 2010.

  • Kate

    Some of these liberals are so delusional. “AZ is turning purple.” Really? Because a blue seat stayed blue? When Scott Brown won Ted Kennedy’s MA senate seat, did Republicans claim that “MA is turning purple?”

    And they claim we’re out of touch! Hopefully they’re in for a BIG shock in 2014. Let’s hope it’s an encore of 2010.

  • philomena

    Another old white male in Congress? Where are the democrat harpies? Alert! Alert!

  • http://navalwarfare.blogspot.com/ Libertyship46

    With people like McSally and Mia Love and Allen West not getting elected, it kind of tells you where this country is headed. Well, when the economic collapse comes in a few weeks, maybe, just maybe, the people who voted Democratic will notice who got them in this financial mess. And, sorry, after four years it’s getting old trying to blame Bush. So I hope she runs again in 2014. Maybe people will be as receptive to the conservative message as they were back in 2010. Maybe.