Ex-aide to Gabrielle Giffords faces recount in House race

Former Congresswoman Giffords and Congressman Barber leave after casting their ballots in downtown TucsonBy Brad Poole TUCSON Ariz. (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Ron Barber, an Arizona Democrat who was an aide to Gabrielle Giffords, faces a recount after his Republican challenger finished the race for a congressional border district with 161 votes ahead of him. Tea Party favorite Martha McSally claimed a razor-thin victory over Barber, who was struck by gunfire alongside Giffords in the 2011 shooting rampage that killed six people and injured 13 outside a suburban Tucson supermarket. …

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