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Where candidates stand: U.S. House District 8

<h4>Tim Bee (R) </h4></p>
<p>AGE: 39</p>
<p>CAREER: Small-business owner before elected to state Senate</p>
<p>PUBLIC SERVICE: Member of numerous boards and commissions</p>
<p>POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: State Senate 2000-08

<h4>Tim Bee (R) </h4>

AGE: 39

CAREER: Small-business owner before elected to state Senate

PUBLIC SERVICE: Member of numerous boards and commissions

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: State Senate 2000-08

Under what conditions would you begin removing troops from Iraq?

BEE: Stability must be achieved. The Iraqi government must be able to be responsible for its security to maintain the stability. Also, the goals that have been laid out to the Iraqi government must be met. The American commanders in the field and the Iraqi government will make that determination. I will vehemently oppose any efforts to strip our troops of critical funding.

DAVIS: Did not respond to a questionnaire.

GIFFORDS: We must continue to transition provincial security to the Iraqis, which means an ongoing drawdown of troops now. Selecting the units to rotate home or to Afghanistan should be determined by commanders on the ground as they assess our security gains in each area and redeploy troops and equipment safely.

What can Congress do to address energy costs?

BEE: I support an aggressive and balanced energy plan, promoting exploration and development of American energy resources, including access to oil, gas and coal, as well as development of renewable energy like solar, hydrogen, wind, nuclear and bio-fuels. Conservation and changes in habits should also be incentivized.

DAVIS: Did not respond to a questionnaire.

GIFFORDS: The comprehensive, bipartisan energy bill that passed the House in September embodies a balanced approach toward achieving energy independence, which will reduce fuel prices while improving our national security, economy and climate. It includes investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and responsible domestic drilling. It should become law.

How can Washington begin to improve the American economy?

BEE: Congress must be prudent and study the true causes of our current economic crisis. We must stabilize and bring confidence back to the market. Entrepreneurship must not be punished by increasing taxes on our small-business owners; they should be rewarded for their hard work.

DAVIS: Did not respond to a questionnaire.

GIFFORDS: Congress must conduct strict oversight of implementing the financial recovery bill to recoup taxpayer dollars, create sensible regulations and shift America’s tax policies to protecting the middle class. We need another stimulus bill and long-term stability requires more fiscal responsibility to reduce our deficit.

What is the most important step toward fixing the immigration problem?

BEE: As president and majority leader of the state Senate, I helped lead the nation in combating illegal immigration. I was an effective legislator in getting solutions that secure our border signed into law. I will do the same in Congress. I will take this effectiveness to Washington to end the stalemate and reach a solution that secures the border and prohibits amnesty.

DAVIS: Did not respond to a questionnaire.

GIFFORDS: Our broken border policies have left southern Arizona unfairly burdened by the costs of illegal immigration. Comprehensive reform must include enforcement that puts more boots on the ground, uniform national employee verification procedures, reimbursement to border states for law enforcement and medical costs, and a reasonable guest worker program.

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<h4>Paul Davis (L) </h4>
<p>AGE: 68</p>
<p>CAREER: Sierra Vista coffee shop owner; former TV and radio station owner/operator</p>
<p>POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: None” width=”453″ height=”640″ /><p class=

Paul Davis (L)

AGE: 68

CAREER: Sierra Vista coffee shop owner; former TV and radio station owner/operator

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: None

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<h4>Gabrielle Giffords (D) (i) </h4>
<p>AGE: 38</p>
<p>CAREER: Former small-business owner</p>
<p>PUBLIC SERVICE: Member of numerous boards and commissions</p>
<p>POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Arizona House of Representatives 2000-05″ width=”497″ height=”640″ /><p class=

Gabrielle Giffords (D) (i)

AGE: 38

CAREER: Former small-business owner

PUBLIC SERVICE: Member of numerous boards and commissions

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Arizona House of Representatives 2000-05

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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