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Sun Jun 10, 2012, 03:59 PM

Gabby Giffords Pushes for Barber Campaign in Arizona

Source: Arizona Daily Star/

Jun 10, 2012 3:32pm
Gabby Giffords Pushes for Barber Campaign in Arizona

Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords spent the weekend campaigning for her ex-aide, Ron Barber, as he attempts to inherit the vacant seat left by his old boss in the House of Representatives.

On Tuesday voters in Arizona’s 8th District will decide the outcome of the special election between Democrat Barber and Republican Jesse Kelly.

Giffords appeared with Barber today for a final push before the polls open. ABC affiliate KGUN in Tucson reports Giffords and husband Mark Kelly took the stage at a concert rally for Barber to a crowd of roughly 800 people.

Giffords has not had an active role in the campaign as she recovers from the January 2011 shooting at a “Congress on Your Corner” event at a Tucson supermarket. Six died that day after a gunman shot Giffords in the head before turning on the crowd. Barber was also wounded in the assassination attempt, being shot in the leg and cheek.


Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/gabby-giffords-pushes-for-barber-campaign-in-arizona/

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Judi Lynn Jun 2012 OP
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 04:03 PM

1. I hope he wins!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 04:12 PM

2. Glad to see she's able to get out and about like this.

Hoping this will help Ron Barber.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 05:19 PM

3. Thanks, Rep. Giffords.

Good luck, Mr. Barber.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 05:56 PM

4. Kelly is an ULTRA-TeaBagger who wants to kill the minimum wage, SS, Medicare, and corporate taxes.

The guy is a NUT. Christ I hope Barber wins.

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