/ Modified sep 27, 2013 12:32 p.m.

Another Republican Announces Candidacy for CD2 2014 Race

Ed Martin, talk-radio host, joins Martha McSally in GOP nominations for Congressional District 2's primary elections next year.

A second Republican is now in the race for the congressional seat representing southern Arizona now held by Democrat U.S. Rep. Ron Barber.

Ed Martin announced his candidacy for the 2nd Congressional District seat on Friday. He joins Martha McSally in the race for the GOP nomination in next year's primary election.

Martin is a talk-radio host who has lived in Arizona for 10 years.

He said McSally has the support of the GOP establishment and he's starting as an underdog in the race.

Barber beat McSally in the November 2010 race. He first won the seat held by his former boss Gabrielle Giffords in a special election after she resigned in January 2012 because of injuries she received in a mass shooting at a political event in Tucson.

By posting comments, you agree to our
AZPM encourages comments, but comments that contain profanity, unrelated information, threats, libel, defamatory statements, obscenities, pornography or that violate the law are not allowed. Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed. Comments in violation of this policy will be removed. Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site.

By submitting your comments, you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution.
Arizona Public Media broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents. Arizona Public Media and AZPM are registered trademarks of the Arizona Board of Regents.
The University of Arizona