Nov 7, 2012 3:09 PM

McSally, Barber react to very tight CD2 race

TUCSON - Voters in Southern Arizona made their voices heard Tueday, but there are still some races that are still just too close to call. This includes the Congressional District 2 race, where incumbent Ron Barber and Republican Martha McSally are both vying for the seat. Right now numbers show McSally ahead by just 1,312 votes.

Barber was ahead for a time Tuesday night, but just before midnight, his small lead slowly disappeared. This could change, however, as Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez says there are still some 40,000 early ballots left to count in the county, not to mention provisional ballots and uncounted ballots in Cochise County.

McSally held a news conference this morning to explain where she stands on this drum-tight race.

"We feel good - we feel optimistic," she said. "The enthusiasm that we felt in this race all along has been very humbling for me. And the enthusiasm we saw even at the polls yesterday, and we see where we are with the lead that we had last night and today, we feel really good."

While Barber was not available for comment, he has released the following statement:

"While we don't yet know the outcome of this election, I want to say howg rateful I am to all those who have stood alongside me - and stood up for what's important to Southern Arizona...We'll continue to watch the results over the next few days, and whatever happens, we will trust the people of Southern Arizona-as I always have and always will."

Stay with News 4 Tucson for the latest results as they come in.


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