Arizona: Jesse Kelly Uncommitted to Vote for John Boehner

Republican Jesse Kelly is locked in a tight race to succeed ex-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

TUCSON, Ariz. — Veteran Jesse Kelly (R) is noncommittal about how he would vote in party leadership races should he be in Congress after the November elections, much like his Democratic opponent in Arizona's competitive special election.

"It depends on who is running," he said in an email on Monday when asked if he would vote for Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) to lead his party in the new Congress.

voiced a similar sentiment

Kelly's general consultant, Ed Brookover, criticized Barber's statement on Twitter Monday evening:

@EdBrookover Ron Barber won't answer key questions. Honesty, authenticity key qualities for voters. http://bit.ly/LZzUJi see this by @RollCallAbby