Republicans chose Jesse Kelly to go against Gabrielle Giffords’s former aide Ron Barber in what will likely be a closely contested special election for the congresswoman’s vacated seat. Kelly, an Iraq War veteran and Tea Party favorite, lost to Giffords by only 4,000 votes in 2010. Giffords chose Barber to run for her seat, and he’s already going after his new Republican opponent, accusing him of hurting the middle class and planning to do away with Medicare and Social Security. Kelly proposes a flat tax of 10 percent.
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