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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)

    Giffords lobbies to help keep her district Democratic

    Democrats are hoping that late campaign appearances by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will help push her hand-picked successor to victory in a special congressional election in Arizona.


  • 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)

    Arizonans voting in special election to replace Giffords

    Democrats are hoping that late campaign appearances by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will help push her hand-picked successor to victory in a special congressional election in Arizona.


  • 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)

    GOP makes Obama the issue in Arizona's special election

    Republicans are focusing on President Obama, not Gabrielle Giffords, and sensing a chance to capture the former Democratic congresswoman's seat in southern Arizona.


  • 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)

    Giffords' aide seeks to replace his boss in special election

    PHOENIX - Ron Barber, a top aide to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, who was shot in the leg and face in the Tucson rampage that also left the congresswoman severely wounded, said Thursday that he will seek to replace her in a special election.


  • Ron Barber plans to attend every event he can to remember the tragic day nearly a year ago when a gunman opened fire as Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was meeting with constituents. The congresswoman was shot in the head, and six people were killed. (Associated Press)

    Giffords, others to mark anniversary of shooting

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, other survivors of the Tucson shooting rampage and numerous others will come together in the close-knit southern Arizona city on Jan. 8 to commemorate the one-year mark of that tragic day and remember those who died.


  • Ron Barber, director for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' district office, hugs a co-worker on his first day back to work Tuesday in Tucson, Ariz. Mr. Barber was shot in the cheek and thigh during the rampage, which killed six people and injured 13. (Associated Press)

    Injured Giffords aide returns to work

    A high-ranking staff member for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who was gravely injured in the Tucson mass shooting returned to work for the first time Tuesday, sharing tears, hugs and memories of those who didn't survive.


  • This photo combo shows Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat. At left, Giffords takes part in a reenactment of her swearing-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Jan. 5, 2011, three days before she was shot as she met with constituents in Tucson, Ariz. At right, Giffords is seen May 17, 2011, at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, the day after the launch of space shuttle Endeavour and the day before she had her cranioplasty. (Associated Press/Susan Walsh/P.K. Weis)

    Rep. Giffords moves to husband's Texas home

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has moved into her husband's suburban Houston home, beginning a new phase in her recovery that will allow her to blend daily trips to the hospital with a more routine family life.


  • Jared Lee Loughner will be sent back to a federal facility for up to four months to determine whether his mental health can improve. (Associated Press)

    Judge: Ariz. shooting suspect mentally incompetent

    The suspect in the Tucson rampage that killed six people and left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wounded with a bullet to the brain will spend up to four months in psychiatric treatment, but a surviving victim said as far as he's concerned the man could stay there the rest of his life.


  • Mourners gather at a candlelight vigil honoring Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and other victims of the recent shooting rampage took place in Tucson, Ariz., at Scripps College in Claremont , Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. Mrs. Giffords graduated from Scripps College. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Official: Video shows congresswoman shot in face

    Surveillance video from an Arizona grocery store shows moments of mayhem and heroism as a gunman shoots Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the face, then turns the gun on a crowd of people waiting to meet the congresswoman, an Arizona sheriff's official said Wednesday.


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