Last week we reported that former state Rep. Bruce Wheeler (D) had announced his candidacy to oppose two-term Rep. Martha McSally (R-Tucson). Now we see a new development. Former 1st District Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Flagstaff), fresh from losing to Sen. John McCain (R) in November, has just re-located to Tucson and confirms she is considering jumping into a House challenge against Rep. McSally. The 2018 2nd District campaign could become highly competitive. It was only in 2014 when this region featured the closest congressional contest in the nation when Ms. McSally unseated incumbent Rep. Ron Barber (D-Tucson) by just 161 votes.
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