by Jim Nintzel
The AP has called the CD8 race for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Republican Jesse Kelly has posted a statement on his Facebook page:
I would like to thank our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, my wife Aubrey, who has been by my side this entire time, my family, for their unwavering support, and the thousands of warriors who fought with me in this campaign.
While we fell short here in District 8, Tuesday was a resounding victory for America. The citizens of this nation overwhelming chose limited government, fiscal sanity, and free market solutions. I am proud that we ran an honest and straightforward campaign. We are blessed by God to live in a nation where we get the government we deserve and the government that we chose. The voters of Southern Arizona have spoken and I respect their decision.