Giffords stumps for former aide in rare public appearance
Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords holds hands with Arizona democratic congressional candidate Ron Barber.
June 10th, 2012
02:30 AM ET

Giffords stumps for former aide in rare public appearance

Former Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords made a rare appearance before a cheering crowd  of supporters at a "get out the vote" concert in downtown Tucson.

Giffords was joined by her husband, Mark Kelly, at the Saturday event for a special election race for the seat from which she resigned.

The standing-room only crowd gathered at a theater cheered as she walked on stage with her husband, who spoke on her behalf.

"It was incredibly hard for her to resign," Kelly said as Giffords smiled and held hands with her former aide Ron Barber. "And the person she knew could represent this district like she did is standing to my right."

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  1. dazzle ©

    GN real Chrissy!

    June 11, 2012 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. alumette

    She looks fabulous ! way to go Gabby ! you have a second chance at life and you are living it with flying colors ! Enjoy ! it may be better than the old one. Less stress and responsibilities and more love to go around, certainly time to smell the roses which I doubt you had the opportunity in your political past.

    June 14, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
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