Posted 9:58 PM 4/17/2012 : Jesse Kelly takes commanding lead in GOP CD-8 race
TUCSON - Jesse Kelly and supporters gathered at The Viscount Suite Hotel on the east end of Tucson to celebrate the Republican's presumed win.
We asked Kelly how he felt about his lead in the polls, and his likely nomination for the GOP in Congressional District 8.
"We are extremely honored and humbled by the support of the voters, support for our plan of lower taxes, more jobs and lower gas prices using American energy," said Kelly.
Kelly lost by a narrow margin to Giffords in the 2010 race. Many thought the campaign got ugly, so we asked him if expected more of the same with Giffords' longtime aide Ron Barber.
"We're going to stick with the issues that matter to voters," he said. "We have seniors, veterans, Southern Arizona families that need lower taxes, they need lower gas prices using American energy. We're going to present our plan for that."
Posted 9:36 PM 4/17/2012 : RAW VIDEO: Kelly speaks to News 4 Tucson on his election plan
TUCSON - CD8 candidate Jesse Kelly has a strong lead in the polls from the initial unofficial results for the CD8 Special Primary Election.
"We're extremely humbled and honored by the support we've had from the voters who support our plan of lower taxes, more jobs, and lower gas prices using American energy," he told News 4 Tucson's Brandon Gunnoe.
He currently holds 38 percent of the vote statewide, and has a commanding lead over his other GOP nominees.
When asked how he expects to run his race against Democrat Ron Barber in the Special General Election, he told News 4 Tucson:
"We're going to stick with the issues that matter to voters. We have seniors and veterans and Southern Arizona families that are hurting. They need lower taxes. They need lower gas prices using American energy, and we're going to present our plan to them."
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