Voters to pick from 4 seeking 8th District GOP nod

The special election to succeed Gabby Giffords and the general election just months later will actually occur in separate, re-drawn districts.

Voters to pick from 4 seeking 8th District GOP nod

CREATED Apr 17, 2012

Web Producer: Marissa Pasquet
   
PHOENIX (AP) - Polls are open until 7 p.m. in southern Arizona's 8th Congressional District as voters decide who will face former Gabrielle Giffords aide Ron Barber in a special election to replace the wounded ex-congresswoman.
   
Four Republican candidates are battling in a special primary election called after the Democrat resigned in January to focus on recovering from a gunshot wound.
   
Giffords tapped her aide as her preferred replacement. Barber has drawn strong financial support and no challengers in his party's primary.
   
That leaves the GOP foursome - Jesse Kelly, state Sen. Frank Antenori, Martha McSally and Dave Sitton - to battle in the special primary election. The general election is June 12.

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