Now the real sprint begins in the race to replace wounded ex-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona's 8th Congressional District.
Unopposed Democrat Ron Barber formally became his party's nominee for the seat following Tuesday's special primary election. Republican Jesse Kelly edged out three GOP opponents to win the change to face off against Giffords' former aide.
The two now embark on an eight-week race to get voters to support them for the seat in the special June 12 general election.
Expect the gloves to be off.
Barber got the first dig in on election night, criticizing Kelly's position on a variety of issues. Kelly fired back, saying his ideas have broad support.
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