Yesterday’s Moment of Happy was Gabby Giffords stumping for the Democratic candidate Ron Barber who is running for her House seat. He was wounded back in 2011 in the horrific assassination attempt on Rep. Giffords.
Here’s today’s Moment of Happy via The Hill:
The Democratic nominee to replace former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) has a double-digit lead over the Republican one day out from the special election, a new poll showed.
Democrat Ron Barber, a former Giffords aide, takes 53 percent to Republican Jesse Kelly’s 41 in a survey by Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. [...]
Barber enjoys a favorable reputation among the slightly GOP-leaning electorate in southern Arizona, with 53 percent viewing him favorably and 41 percent unfavorably. Voters disapprove of Kelly 59-37, the poll showed.
If he does win the special election, he will only stay in office for six months. He’ll have to jump right back into running for re-election, which is expected to be close.
The bonus good news is that early voting is expected to make up the majority of votes on Tuesday, and among the 57 percent of those who already voted, Barber leads by 21 points.