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Tea Party Candidate May Again Seek Giffords Seat

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The tea party candidate who nearly ousted Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in 2010 appears ready to jump into the race to replace her with both feet.

Republican Jesse Kelly was on the sidelines until Giffords’ Sunday announcement that she was stepping down. On Tuesday he filed a candidacy notice with the Federal Election Commission. And on Thursday, his campaign put out its first official press release.

Kelly spokesman John Ellinwood says to expect an announcement from Kelly next week and there’s a high likelihood that he’ll officially enter the GOP special election primary for the Tucson-based 8th Congressional District.

Kelly announced after being narrowly defeated in the November 2010 election that he would challenge Giffords this year. He suspended his campaign when she was shot in Tucson last January.

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  1. Cyd says:

    The same Jesse Kelly who ran the slogan “Get on target, shoot a fully loaded AK47 with Jesse Kelly. Remove Gabrielle Giffords from office”

    Don’t EVER let him forget that!

    1. DANA HAYES says:

      IT WAS NOT THE TEA PARTY WHO DID THIS TO GIFFORDS, DON’T FORGET THAT

      DEMOCRATS ARE SHEEPEL WHO HAVE NO SENSE OF MORALITY, AND CERTAINLY NO SENSE OF FINDING OUT THE TRUTH FOR THEMSELVES.

      SOROS IS FUNDING THE LOCAL ELECTIONS, YOU WILL GO AFTER THEY TAKE OUT THE CATHOLICS

      1. Robert Rowley (@RRowleyTucson) says:

        Correction: TEA PARTIERS ARE SHEEPEL WHO HAVE NO SENSE OF MORALITY OR DECENCY NOR THE SLIGHTEST BIT OF INTELLIGENCE.

  2. Robert Rowley says:

    Is this the one you mean Cyd? http://j.mp/wJIPIR

  3. celador2 says:

    This article blurb fails to specify in which CD will Jesse run? I suspect it is for the special seat with current borders under which he ran 2010. The current CD 8 was the one in which he almost won 2010. The new CD has new borders and a new number CD 2?

    The primary for the special election to fill the last year of Giffords term is April and the special general election is June. Winner fills the seat until January 2013, or serves the rest of the term Giffords vacated…

    Then, the regular election primary for the new, I think CD 2 , a new number after redistricitng, will be August. The general election is November 2012 on the same day as all national elections.

    The two CD borders are similar I read but cover much of Pima County AZ.

  4. Dana hayes says:

    Robert Rowley

    It is the Liberals who have no sense of morality or intelligence. Re: Maxine Watters, C. Rangel, Van Holen, Schumer, Baucus just a few liberal foos.

    If you had to think for your self you head would explode.

    Everything free??? The liberal motto

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