Roll Call reports that a poll released today shows conservative Jesse Kelly as the strongest Republican candidate in the special election to replace U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who stepped down in January.
Voters head to the polls tomorrow to select the nominees for the June 12 special election. The winner will then hold the CD 8 seat until the end of this year. The race for the district’s full term kicks off in August.
Kelly leads Barber 49 percent to 45 percent in a head-to-head match-up. Other Republicans in the race are Martha McSally, Dave Sitton and Frank Antenori.
Jesse Kelly is a businessman and an Iraq war combat veteran. His message of lower taxes, a strong economy, and more jobs are resonating with Republican primary voters in Arizona’s Eighth Congressional District. Read Kelly’s issues page here.
In 2010, Jesse Kelly came within a point+ of beating the incumbent. Check out the numbers on Real Clear Politics.