Shot Giffords Aide to Seek Her Post in Special Election

Thursday, 09 Feb 2012 01:16 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

TUCSON, Ariz. — A top former aide to former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is running in the special election to serve as the interim replacement for the Arizona Democrat who was wounded in a shooting rampage a year ago.

Democrat Ron Barber was Giffords' district director. He also was wounded in the January 2011 shooting at a Tucson shopping center.

Barber's announcement says only that he's running in the current 8th Congressional District.

It doesn't say whether he'll run in the fall in the redrawn 2nd Congressional District that will include nearly the entire current 8th District, but he's not expected to do that.

Giffords resigned from Congress last month to concentrate on her recovery.

The winner of the special election will serve the last half-year of Giffords' two-year term.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Quinnipiac Poll: Hillary More Popular Than Gov. Kasich in Ohio

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 18:51 PM

Despite President Barack Obama's abysmal approval rating with Ohio voters, fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton is a more pop . . .

Reports: Cruz Angering GOP Establishment on Way to '16 Run

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 17:55 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz has his eye fixed on the White House, and he plans to undercut the established Republican House leadership . . .

Gallup Poll: Midterms Look Grim for Democrats

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 12:16 PM

Slightly more Americans identify politically as being Democrats than Republicans, but that isn't enough to overcome vote . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved