Bil Browning

Goodbye Gabby Giffords

Filed By Bil Browning | January 23, 2012 9:06 AM | comments

Filed in: You Gotta See This
Tags: Congressional retirement, Gabby Giffords, Rep Gabrielle Giffords

Representative Gabby Giffords, who was shot in the head last year by a deranged gunman, announced yesterday that she will resign from Congress effective this week. By resigning now instead of simply declining to run in the next election, Giffords gives Arizona Democrats the ability to appoint someone to replace her in the House, thereby giving the person an incumbent edge no matter how slight.

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