Former Rep. Gabby Giffords and husband Mark Kelly launch PAC
Source: CBS News
(CBS News) Gabby Giffords resigned her congressional seat earlier this year, but a new political action committee in her name is one way the Arizona Democrat plans to stay in politics.
Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, announced the creation of Gabby PAC Tuesday, 20 months after Giffords was shot in the head during a mass shooting in Tucson.
The couple announced Tuesday that others involved in the committee include former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, a Republican; and former Clinton Administration Secretary of Labor Robert Reich.
"Gabby PAC will only support candidates who are dedicated to working hard for commonsense, bi-partisan solutions that strengthen our communities and our entire country," said Kelly and Giffords in a press release. "This commitment to public service over partisanship is what guided Gabby while she was serving the people of Arizona and will be the guiding principle of Gabby PAC."