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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D- Fla., joins former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in saying the Pledge of Allegiance on the night that President Barack Obama accepts his party's nomination for a second term as President of the United States at the Democratic National Convention in the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, September 6, 2012. (Barbara Salisbury/ The Washington Times)

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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D- Fla., joins former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in saying the Pledge of Allegiance on the night that President Barack Obama accepts his party's nomination for a second term as President of the United States at the Democratic National Convention in the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, September 6, 2012.(Andrew Geraci/ The Washington Times)

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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D- Fla., joins former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in saying the Pledge of Allegiance on the night that President Barack Obama accepts his party's nomination for a second term as President of the United States at the Democratic National Convention in the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, September 6, 2012.(Andrew Geraci/ The Washington Times)

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Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (right) reacts Sept. 6, 2012, after reciting the Pledge of Allegiance with Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. (Associated Press)

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Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (right) reacts Sept. 6, 2012, after reciting the Pledge of Allegiance with Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** This photo released Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, by the U.S. Marshal's Service shows Jared Lee Loughner, the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage that killed six people and left several others wounded, including then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshal's Office, File)

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** FILE ** This photo released Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, by the U.S. Marshal's Service shows Jared Lee Loughner, the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage that killed six people and left several others wounded, including then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshal's Office, File)

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Democratic candidate Ron Barber celebrates his victory in a special election in Arizona Tuesday with Gabrielle Giffords, the congresswoman he succeeds, by his side. Mr. Barber easily topped Republican Jesse Kelly in a race in which both parties tested themes that will play out in the November election. (Associated Press)

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Democratic candidate Ron Barber celebrates his victory in a special election in Arizona Tuesday with Gabrielle Giffords, the congresswoman he succeeds, by his side. Mr. Barber easily topped Republican Jesse Kelly in a race in which both parties tested themes that will play out in the November election. (Associated Press)

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Ron Barber, seen here in January with then-Rep Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat, hopes to keep the seat that his former boss relinquished in the Democratic column in a special election on Tuesday. It is one of three House seats currently vacant. (Associated Press)

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Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and Democratic congressional candidate Ron Barber celebrate Mr. Barber's victory in a special election on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz., to fill the vacant House seat that Ms. Giffords held. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

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Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and Democratic congressional candidate Ron Barber celebrate Mr. Barber's victory in a special election on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz., to fill the vacant House seat that Mrs. Giffords held. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

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Ron Barber, seen here in January with then-Rep Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat, hopes to keep the seat that his former boss relinquished in the Democratic column in a special election on Tuesday. It is one of three House seats currently vacant. (Associated Press)

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Former astronaut Mark Kelly (from left), former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Ron Barber and Nancy Barber gather during a get-out-the-vote rally for Mr. Barber at the Rialto Theater in downtown Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday, June 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Mamta Popat)

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Former astronaut Mark Kelly (from left), former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Ron Barber and Nancy Barber gather during a get-out-the-vote rally for Mr. Barber at the Rialto Theater in downtown Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday, June 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Mamta Popat)

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Ron Barber, seen here in January with then-Rep Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat, hopes to keep the seat that his former boss relinquished in the Democratic column in a special election on Tuesday. It is one of three House seats currently vacant. (Associated Press)

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Ron Barber, seen here in January with then-Rep Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat, hopes to keep the seat that his former boss relinquished in the Democratic column in a special election on Tuesday. It is one of three House seats currently vacant. (Associated Press)

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From left; Former Missouri Rep. Ike Skelton, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., her husband Mark Kelly, and Roxanna Green, obscured, the mother of the nine-year-old Christina-Taylor Green who was killed while attending the meeting of constituents when Giffords was shot, attend a ceremony at the Pentagon, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, to unveil the USS Gabrielle Giffords. The Navy has named a ship for Gabrielle Giffords, the recently retired congresswoman from Arizona who is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head received in January 2011. (AP Photo Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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President Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, signs Feb. 10, 2012, the Ultralight Aircraft Smuggling Prevention Act of 2012 in the Oval Office of the White House. The bill, which gives law enforcement greater authority to combat illicit drug trafficking on U.S. borders, is the last piece of legislation that Giffords sponsored and voted on. (Associated Press)

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Rep Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat, tours the Gabrielle Giffords Family Assistance Center, one of her favorite charities, with staffer Ron Barber in Tucson, Ariz., last month. Mr. Barber, a top aide to Ms. Giffords, announced his candidacy to run in a special election to serve as a replacement for the Arizona Democrat who was wounded in a shooting rampage. (Associated Press)