(CNN) – Democrat Ron Barber won a special election in Arizona on Tuesday to fill the remainder of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' term in Congress, CNN projects.
On Wednesday morning, official results showed Barber with 52% of the vote, while his Republican opponent Jesse Kelly was at 45%. In 2010 Kelly, a former Marine and Iraq war veteran, challenged Giffords but came up 4,000 votes short.
Tucson, Arizona (CNN) – Voters in Arizona's 8th Congressional District will decide Tuesday who will serve out the remainder of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' term in a race seen by politicos as a test for the fall and by observers as taking the temperature of the nation's political discourse.
On one side is Giffords' aide Ron Barber, who was wounded in the 2011 shooting that critically injured Giffords and killed six other people. His opponent is Republican Jesse Kelly, a former Marine and Iraq war veteran who ran a tea party-fueled campaign against Giffords in 2010 that came up 4,000 votes short.FULL STORY
Tucson, Arizona (CNN) – Former Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords made a rare appearance before a cheering crowd of supporters at a "Get out the vote" concert in downtown Tucson.
Giffords was joined by her husband, Mark Kelly, at the Saturday event for a special election race for the seat from which she resigned.FULL STORY
(CNN) - An Arizona Republican congressional candidate may have called Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords a “hero of nothing” six months before the tragic shooting that severely wounded the congresswoman, but that’s not stopping a super PAC supportive of his opponent from making sure the statement, out of context, haunts him.
Giffords, who was shot in the head in January 2011 when a gunman opened fire at an event she was holding at a Tucson grocery story, stepped down earlier this year to focus full time on her recovery.
(CNN) – Voters in Arizona's 8th Congressional District cast their ballots Tuesday in the primary ahead of the special election to replace former Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
The congresswoman resigned from her seat in January to focus on her recovery from the Tucson shooting that killed six and wounded 13 others, including Giffords.
Washington (CNN) – Gabrielle Giffords' final piece of legislation is now law.
President Barack Obama signed the bill in the Oval Office at the White House on Friday with the former Arizona congresswoman and her husband, Mark Kelly, looking on.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Ron Barber, an aide to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, will run for the Arizona Congressional seat left empty when Giffords resigned from Congress last month.
Barber, a Democrat, was wounded in the January 2011 shooting that left Giffords with a severe head wound. She has been undergoing intensive rehabilitation since, and announced in January she would resign from Congress to focus on her recovery.
(CNN) - Mark Kelly, Gabrielle Giffords' husband, said in an interview aired Friday he will not run for his wife's Congressional seat, following her emotional resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives this week.
"My job right now is to make sure Gabby has everything she needs," Kelly said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
Washington (CNN) - Just seconds after an emotional tribute to Arizona Democratic Rep Gabby Giffords in the House of Representatives Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner - who got a little choked up in the moment - suddenly felt the need to remind members that there's a dress code on the House floor.
Boehner recovered his composure after embracing Giffords, who had just handed him her resignation letter. He looked around the chamber, and announced, "the chair would remind all members to be in proper business attire when you come to the floor of the House."
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