Former Representative Gabrielle Giffords made a rare public appearance on Tuesday night to celebrate the election win of Ron Barber, her former aide. Giffords was severely wounded in a gun attack in 2011, and announced her resignation earlier this year. A special election was duly called, and Barber defeated Republican candidate Jesse Kelly, with Giffords rallying to his side and tweeting support throughout the race’s final days.
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords helped propel her one-time aide Ron Barber to victory in the days leading up to Tuesday's special election. Barber beat Republican Jesse Kelly, Giffords' 2010 challenger, 52 percent to... Read Post
Ron Barber, the former district director for Gabby Giffords, will win the special election for his old bosses seat, the AP projects. For Barber, 66, victory is bittersweet. The top aide to Giffords was also injured in the grocery st... Read Post