Gabrielle Giffords' return to Congress sparks re-election talk
August 2nd, 2011
06:00 AM ET
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Gabrielle Giffords' return to Congress sparks re-election talk

(CNN) - U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' dramatic and emotional return to Congress for a vote on the debt ceiling compromise sparked an almost immediate discussion of a possible re-election bid.

But a day after her triumphant appearance on the House floor, Giffords' political future wasn't immediately clear. Despite her astounding recovery, she still needed help to make sure she wouldn't fall, Dr. Sanjay Gupta noted on CNN's "American Morning." And she has much rehabilitation work ahead of her, he said.

CNN Radio's Bob Costantini talked to a reporter from Giffords' Arizona congressional district. Listen here:


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  1. ConservaFASCISTS/Dutch, Bad Newz, VA

    She should run for Senate.

    August 2, 2011 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  2. B

    This woman is an inspiration ,which is such a huge contrast to some of the – low life's displayed in this current debacle.

    August 2, 2011 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  3. 100% ETH

    Can't recognise her. But, the heat will be Jewish community leaders vs the shooter race. No doubt.
    It is a nice pleasure to see her alive and getting back to her work.

    I myself, I don't care where I live and I never choose a community. I believe in One America and I enjoyed every location of it, without fear.

    However, the Jewish races who live in a security tight communities faces this tragedy.
    How long it is going to be like this?? This could cause mistreatment, mistress, mismanagement, misunderstanding, mis.......

    August 2, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |