Giffords to visit Newtown
January 3rd, 2013
07:43 PM ET
2 years ago

Giffords to visit Newtown

(CNN) – Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has a "planned but not confirmed visit" to Newtown, Connecticut scheduled for Friday, Steve Jensen with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman's office told CNN.

Her visit comes after a gunman killed his own mother and 26 people–20 of them children–at a Newtown elementary school before turning the gun on himself last month.
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December 18th, 2012
11:19 AM ET
2 years ago

Video: Rep. Barber on gun control legislation

(CNN) - Rep. Ron Barber, who was shot during the attempt on Gabby Giffords' life, discusses his support for gun control.


Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords
Rep. Ron Barber recovering from surgery to remove cancerous tumor
November 27th, 2012
09:14 PM ET
2 years ago

Rep. Ron Barber recovering from surgery to remove cancerous tumor

(CNN) - Democratic Rep. Ron Barber of Arizona was released from a hospital Tuesday after undergoing "minor surgery" to remove a cancerous tumor from his tongue, his office announced.

"He is expected to make a full recovery," Barber's doctor, Audrey Erman, said in a statement. The surgery successfully removed the tumor, which his office said Barber learned about on November 13.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords
Loughner sentenced for 2011 Giffords shooting
November 8th, 2012
02:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Loughner sentenced for 2011 Giffords shooting

(CNN) – Jared Loughner is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the January 2011 attempted assassination of then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the killings of six people and attempted murder of 13 others.

"The evidence clearly shows that he knew what he was doing, despite his mental illness," U.S. District Judge Larry Burns said.


Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords
September 6th, 2012
08:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Gabby Giffords makes emotional appearance at DNC

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords made an emotional return to the political stage Thursday night when she led the pledge of allegiance at the Democratic National Convention.

Giffords, who stepped down from Congress in January to focus on her recovery from a shooting that left her grievously wounded, walked out with good friend Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz by her side.
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Gabrielle Giffords to deliver pledge of allegiance at Democratic Convention
September 6th, 2012
12:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Gabrielle Giffords to deliver pledge of allegiance at Democratic Convention

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - In what is sure to be an emotional moment for the tens of thousands of delegates and attendees, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will deliver the pledge of allegiance at Thursday's session of the Democratic National Convention.

"Gabby will attend the convention tonight and will deliver the pledge of allegiance," Giffords' spokeswoman Hayley Zachary told CNN.
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19 months after mass shooting, ex-Rep. Giffords moves back to Tucson
August 12th, 2012
07:40 PM ET
2 years ago

19 months after mass shooting, ex-Rep. Giffords moves back to Tucson

(CNN) – Nineteen months after she and 18 others were shot at a political event - six of them fatally - former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords returned home Sunday to her native southern Arizona, her husband said.

Giffords has spent most of the time since the January 8, 2011, attack at medical facilities in Houston recovering from being shot in the head at a "Congress On Your Corner" event outside a Safeway supermarket in Tucson. She's returned to her hometown several times since that shooting, though not permanently until now.

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Filed under: Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords
Giffords' successor, shooting survivor holds symbolic meet-and-greet event
Arizona Rep. Ron Barber was sworn in on June 19 by House Speaker John Boehner as Barber's wife, Nancy, looks on.
June 23rd, 2012
09:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Giffords' successor, shooting survivor holds symbolic meet-and-greet event

(CNN) - Days after being sworn in to fill Gabrielle Giffords' congressional seat, Rep. Ron Barber hobnobbed with constituents at a "Congress On Your Corner" event - the same type of meet-and-greet at which he, Giffords and 17 others were shot, six fatally.

Then in her third term, Giffords was holding her own "Congress On Your Corner" on January 8, 2011, outside a Safeway supermarket in Tucson when authorities say Jared Lee Loughner began opening fire. Shot in the head, Giffords resigned from Congress just over a year later to focus on her recovery.

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Filed under: Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords
Former Giffords aide wins election to finish her term
(L) Democrat Ron Barber. (R) Republican Jesse Kelly
June 13th, 2012
01:41 AM ET
3 years ago

Former Giffords aide wins election to finish her term

(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.

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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords • House
June 12th, 2012
03:19 PM ET
3 years ago

Video: Giffords votes for successor in election

(CNN) - Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, her husband Mark and candidate Ron Barber voted in Arizona's special election together.

Read more about Tuesday's election here.


Filed under: Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords
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