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Good news, via The Hill:

Democratic Rep. Ron Barber has won a full term in Arizona's 2nd District after narrowly defeating Republican Martha McSally, the Associated Press said Saturday.

Barber was the district director for Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords and was wounded in the mass shooting in 2011 that killed six people and seriously injured the congresswoman. Giffords stepped down earlier this year to focus on her recovery.

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Both Barber and McSally held leads after election night and, by late Friday, Barber had a 1,402-vote margin with more than 285,000 votes cast in the race.

The AP determined that with only 15,000 provisional ballots left to be counted in Pima County, McSally would be unable to overcome Barber's lead.

After such a tight race, it's especially satisfying to see Giffords' seat stay in the Democratic column.

Also see tytalus' recommended diary for further discussion.

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