Local political figure Joe Sweeney diesPosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. -- A familiar face on Southern Arizona's political scene has died. Joe Sweeney lost his battle with cancer Saturday.
He was 66-years-old.
A frequent political candidate, the Nebraska native and University of Arizona grad ran for public office a dozen times as a Democrat, Republican and third-party candidate.
Most recently, he lost last year's Republican primary for congressional district seven to Ruth McClung.