Decision 2012

Apr 18, 2012 1:54 AM

Barber talks to News 4 Tucson about his CD8 opponent

TUCSON - Democrat Ron Barber talked to News 4 Tucson on this primary eve about his General Election prospects, and about his opponent in CD8: Jesse Kelly.

Barber is the Democratic nominee for the Congressional District 8. The former aide to Gabrielle Giffords and January 8 shooting survivor is now poised to face off against Kelly in the CD8 General Election on June 12.

Tonight, Barber talked about facing off against Kelly in the General Election.

"The policies that Mr. Kelly supports are not supportive of the middle class. He, for example, supports the budget that was passed by the House of Representatives recently, that would give tax cuts to wealthiest and to corporations, and the middle class would get no help."

As running for the seat once held by his boss, Gabrielle Giffords, he says he's ready to fill her shoes.

In an earlier interview with News 4 Tucson, Barber said: "I'm my own person. I'm running because I think I bring something to the race that's unique in terms of my own experiences."

But, he admits it's his time spent with Gabby that got him ready. Barber said, "They're not issues I just read about or learned about yesterday. They're issues I've been working on for that past five and half years. That's experience I think Southern AZ voters would want."

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