Democrat Ron Barber Retains Gabrielle Giffords’ Arizona House Seat

A likeable moderate, Ron Barber, beat a Tea Party Republican by seven points in the special election for Gabby Giffords’ House seat in Arizona last night.

Giffords resigned to focus on recovering from being shot in the face. Barber was next to her when it happened. He won by rightfully portraying opponent Jesse Kelly as an extremist who wanted to gut Medicare and Social Security (in a district where there are considerable numbers of retirees.)

More on the Ron Barber win at IVN.