Giffords Stumps for Former Aide: Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords made a rare public appearance at a campaign event for Ron Barber in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday. She was greeted by a cheering standing-room-only crowd that was befitting of the woman whose road to recovery from a gunshot wound to the head has inspired many. Barber, a former aide to the Democratic congresswoman who was also wounded in the assassination attempt on Giffords’ life in January 2011, is running in the special election to fill her vacated seat.
Ron Barber, a former aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, will serve the remaining seven months of her term. Republicans tried to tie him to President Obama's policies. Barber painted his Tea Party-supported opponent as "extreme."