Update: Col. Martha McSally Builds Lead in AZ Congressional Race
Retired Air Force Col. Martha McSally (R-AZ) continued to build on her lead late Wednesday in Arizona’s District 2 race!
Martha E. McSally is a pioneer. She is the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, and first to command a fighter squadron in combat in United States history.
Martha is running for Congress in Arizona’s Second District.
Arizona Republican Congressional candidate Martha McSally was on with Greta Van Susteren in 2012. McSally, the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, discussed her career with Greta and the real “War on Women” – the brutal Middle Eastern suppression and abuse of women.
This was an excellent interview with a true American patriot.
McSally led by 36 votes after Tuesday.
By Wednesday night McSally led by nearly 1,300 votes.
The separation between Martha McSally and Ron Barber continues to grow as the number of uncounted ballots dwindles.
The retired Air Force colonel had a nearly 1,300-vote lead in the Congressional District 2 race over incumbent Barber when county and state election officials stopped counting for the night on Wednesday — up from the 36-vote lead McSally had early that morning.
But despite McSally’s growing advantage, the race remains too close to call, particularly because most of the uncounted ballots — more than 34,000 — are from Pima County, an area where Barber ran stronger.
McSally’s surge is attributable mainly to updated totals from Cochise County, which again experienced a computer glitch that delayed its tabulation. The county encountered a similar problem in the August primary election.
At one point on Wednesday afternoon, when the 21,500 Cochise County votes came in, McSally was ahead by more than 2,000 votes.
Additional returns from 12,700 early ballots from Pima County reported later in the day decreased McSally’s lead to 1,293.
This leaves about 37,300 ballots left to be counted in the district.