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Kirkpatrick Stands Up for Homeland Security
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., denounced Republican attempts to tangle up funding for the Department of Homeland Security with partisan schemes to punish immigrant children.

Kirkpatrick issued a statement after voting no on several amendments and final passage of H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015.
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Blue Ridge Override Wins
Voters in the Blue Ridge School District have approved an override that will allow the hard-pressed school to spend more money.

The vote is currently 2014 yes with 1967 no. There are only 10 more ballots that could be potentially counted, if the individuals produce their picture ID by the close of business on Wednesday.
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How Native Americans Beat the Kochs in ‘America’s Most Competitive’ Congressional District
Cook, Rothenburg and other pundits had labeled Arizona Congressional District 1 as one of the most competitive in America, and the Koch Brothers and others poured in nearly $10 million to affect the outcome. But when the dust settled early Wednesday morning, Ann Kirkpatrick had comfortably retained her seat, trouncing state House Speaker Andy Tobin by nearly 9,000 votes.

This story is told from the perspective of Navajo County. Though it is almost exactly the size of Massachusetts, it is a relatively small part of the district -- which is actually the largest district in the U.S. that is not an entire state. The county takes in portions of the Apache reservations in the south (the size of Connecticut) and stretches into the Navajo Nation (the size of West Virginia) in the north. Between them are off-Reservation towns, with some infused with Mormon TEA Party craziness. Surrounded by the Navajo Nation is the Hopi Reservation, the size of Delaware.
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Veterans Leader Endorses DuVal, Unhappy with Ducey Lip Service
A leader among Arizona veterans endorses Fred DuVal for governor, and praises his plan for improving support for veterans in Arizona. He was unhappy with Ducey's refusal to talk to meet with veterans.
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Source: East Vally Tribune

Tobin Disrespects Native Americans, Again
Andy Tobin, a legend is his own polls, has again declared himself the leader of the race for the 1st Congressional District by assuming that Native Americans will not vote.
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Source: ADP

GOP Nuts Slander AZ's Most Distinguished Family
In a GOP world where lies are more important than facts, Republicans got badly burned by telling an outrageous whopper about a member of Arizona's Udall family.
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Source: Talking Points Memo

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