Democrat Ron Barber wins 52 to 45 in Arizona’s congressional race. Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords supported her aide in the race for the seat that she vacated due to head injuries received because of a gunshot wound while she was holding a congress on your corner event.
Barber made it clear that he opposes what he called "extreme politics."
It is clear that the economy and jobs are the major issues concerning the voters of Arizona. Arizona posted the nation’s eighth-highest foreclosure rate in April, according to RealtyTrac Inc. Unemployment, at 8.2 percent in April, was higher than the national rate of 8.1 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Arizona voters are not looking to drive businesses away because of extreme issues that do not encourage businesses to invest in their state’s economy. New Mexicans would be wise to follow Arizona's example when it comes to this election.
Barber was able to win the congressional seat in spite of conservative Super PACs pouring huge amounts of money into the race in support of the republican opponent. This race was a test to see just how much affect Super PACs will have on the federal races come November.
In New Mexico both Martin Heinrich, democratic candidate for U.S. Senate seat, and Michelle Lujan Grisham, democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representative seat in district one, will face advertisements from Super PACs that will attempt to distort and even out and out lie about their records.
It will be up to the voting public to judge for themselves the accuracy of advertisement paid for by Super PACs that are funded by large corporations and the richest one percent of our nation who are only attempting to protect their our interests at the expense of the middle class.