Nov 7, 2012 3:54 AM
TUCSON - With just hundreds of votes separating the candidates, two congressional races in Southern Arizona are still too close to call.
As of 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, with 319 of 339 precincts reporting, Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick leads Republican Jonathan Paton 93,358 votes to 92,957 in the race for Arizona's Congressional District 1 - a margin of 401 votes, according to unofficial election results on the Arizona Secretary of State website.
In CD2, Republican Martha McSally leads Democrat Ron Barber by 1,312 votes: 110,868 to 109,556, with 214 of 216 precincts reporting. McSally, a retired fighter jet pilot, has a 50.28 percent to 49.69 percent lead against Barber, who was elected to the seat in an August special election against Republican Jesse Kelly.
Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva won a 6th term in Arizona's CD3 in the election against Gabriela Saucedo Mercer, with 56 percent of the vote to Saucedo Mercer's 39 percent.