The last race for a congressional seat was finally determined, and NRA-endorsed former Air Force Col. Martha McSally (R) has defeated Rep. Ron Barber (D) in the 2nd district of Arizona.
Barber, the former District Director for Rep. Gabby Giffords, fell 167 votes short, after running a campaign that touted his support for a litany of new gun laws.
Gifford's group, Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), spent over $2 million to support Barber (or oppose McSally), which is more than one third of their total expenditures in the 2014 campaign. Their efforts included a TV ad attacking McSally with false claims about her positions. The group was forced to pull the ad after it was shown to be inaccurate.
Fortunately, the voters of the 2nd district rejected the anti-gun message of ARS, and will now be represented by McSally, who is a defender of the Second Amendment.
NRA actively supported Col. McSally, and she will be a strong edition to the pro-gun majority in the U.S. House. NRA congratulates the gun owners of the 2nd district for the hard work that led to this important victory.