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Political stories from across the state (Thursday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

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Cash continues to flood two of region's three congressional races

One thing is clear from the latest round of campaign finance reports — prepare to be inundated with political ads until November.

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Air Force general backs A-10 retention

Air Force general backs A-10 retention

A top Air Force official had one word to describe the proposed cuts threatening to ground the A-10 fleet.

April 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Democrats launch major early TV effort against GOP congressional challengers

The Democratic House Majority PAC is spending $365,000 on a series of ads this month, critical of two Republican congressional candidates here in Arizona.

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Ad watch: House Majority PAC puts $365,000 in Tucson, Phoenix market

The House Majority PAC, a super PAC associated with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, has bought at least $365,000 in "non-candidate issue ads" slated to start running this morning in Tucson and the Phoenix markets. 

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Political stories from across the state (Friday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

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CD2 Watch: Barber grills officials on A-10 in House Armed Services Committee

CD2 Watch: Barber grills officials on A-10 in House Armed Services Committee

Rep. Ron Barber  challenged US Air Force officials on Thursday, pressing them for answers on plans to retire the A-10 by 2019. 

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CD2 Watch: McSally applauds McCain for joining fight to save the A-10

Retired Air Force colonel and Republican congressional candidate Martha McSally is applauding Sen. John McCain for his recent support to save the aging A-10 fighter from being mothballed.

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Democratic robocalls in Southern Arizona tie congressional challengers to Ryan’s budget

Unfamiliar or even blocked phone numbers started showing up on caller IDs throughout the Old Pueblo yesterday, with a stranger on the other end of the line asking them to call Republican congressional candidates.

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CD1/CD2 Watch: NRCC puts out new web based ad against Barber, Kirkpatrick

CD1/CD2 Watch: NRCC puts out new web based ad against Barber, Kirkpatrick

The National Republican Congressional Committee will rely on Twitter this weekend to attack five Democrats seeking re-election. 

April 04, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Political stories from across the state (Friday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

April 04, 2014 9:00 amLoading…
Democrats criticize criticism of Barber and Kirkpatrick over Obama-care

Democrats criticize criticism of Barber and Kirkpatrick over Obama-care

Two new videos attacking U.S. Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick and Ron Barber over their support for the Affordable Healthcare Act are expected to hit the airwaves this weekend.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Border wait times could drop with addition of 170 officers

Border wait times could drop with addition of 170 officers

There might be shorter wait lines in the near future as Arizona’s ports of entry get an influx of additional officers.

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CD1/CD2 Watch: New ad target Barber, Kirkpatrick over their support for Obamacare

CD1/CD2 Watch: New ad target Barber, Kirkpatrick over their support for Obamacare

A new round of ads attacking Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick and Ron Barber over their support for the Affordable Healthcare Act are expected to air later this week.

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CD1/CD2 Watch: DCCC launches ads attacking Republicans over support of Ryan budget bill

CD1/CD2 Watch: DCCC launches ads attacking Republicans over support of Ryan budget bill

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched a new, nationwide ad campaign tying Republican candidates to a budget proposal this week made by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)

April 02, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Retiring the Air Force's star player is a mistake, A-10 supporters say

Retiring the Air Force's star player is a mistake, A-10 supporters say

To Tom Norris, a former Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II combat pilot, the Pentagon’s plan to retire the “Warthog” in the next few years is like a coach benching a team’s best player.

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Group supporting moderates in Congress to spend $92k on Barber

Group supporting moderates in Congress to spend $92k on Barber

A political nonprofit called "Center Forward" has started airing television ads in Arizona last week, praising Reps. Ron Barber and Kyrsten Sinema

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McSally leaves Armed Services Committee hearing to go to fundraiser (updated)

McSally leaves Armed Services Committee hearing to go to fundraiser (updated)

Republican congressional candidate Martha McSally had a front row seat to last Friday's Armed Services Committee in the House last week. At least for the first hour. 

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Barber-McSally rivalry now revolves around the A-10

Barber-McSally rivalry now revolves around the A-10

The possible departure of the A-10 aircraft from Tucson has become the centerpiece of the race for a congressional seat representing Southern Arizona.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Shelley Kais: A plan to keep Davis-Monthan viable well into the future

Shelley Kais: A plan to keep Davis-Monthan viable well into the future

A favorite quote of mine was spoken by George Washington. He said, “To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.” We are not prepared today, and as a result, our nation is threatened!

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