Via @SissyWillis. Basically, Jesse Kelly is up against former Gabby Giffords staffer Ron Barber, who is already allowing the Democratic party to try to couch the whole contest in apocalyptic terms. Because that’s what Democratic candidates do, these days. The special election is in June; the primary for next year’s term will be in August; and the election will of course be in November. In other words, expect this seat to be in the news for a while.
Also, let me make a prediction: if Kelly wins the special election, expect the GOP to declare this a harbinger of the 2012 elections, the Democrats to deny that, and the media to be divided (they like selling papers). If Kelly loses, reverse the party names. Reality is, I don’t know which side is favored; I just know… Jesse Kelly for AZ-08.