Arizona Public Media’s PBS-HD Channel 6 hosted a debate tonight between the three candidates seeking the U.S. House seat in CD 8, replacing Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who resigned on January 25, 2012 due to ongoing recovery from being shot in the head on January 8, 2011.
AZPM political correspondents Christopher Conover and Andrea Kelly (no relation to the candidate with same last name) facilitated this debate between:
–Democrat Ron Barber, former District Director for Congresswoman Giffords; he was shot twice on January 8, 2011 at the Tucson Tragedy mass shooting
–Republican Jesse Kelly, ran unsuccessfully for this seat in Nov. 2010 & lost to Giffords by 4,156 votes
–Green Party Charlie Manolakis, political newcomer; former Democrat & recent Green party member (March 12, 2012)
Click here for the video of this 3-way debate.
My previous blog about the CD 8 debates, with photos and campaign website info (click here).
Early voting for this June 12 special election in CD 8 starts tomorrow.