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. 1608

    way to go.

    June 10, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Sheesh philip, do you HAVE to destroy every thread with your AIDS obsession?

    June 10, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. @Who?

    You stump, duuuuuh.

    June 10, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    I have the deepest respect for Frm. Rep. Giffords.
    It is nice to see her out and about.

    Piers Morgan Stinks:
    I agree.
    Especially about chrissy.
    You've changed your name; did CNN take Umbrage© with it, lol?

    June 10, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Combative much?

    June 10, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. socially responsible network

    To her continued recovery!

    June 10, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tangee

    Who is Donna

    June 10, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dazzle ©

    Speaking of hijacking at 8:54. Be respectful of what this blog is about.

    June 10, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Allister crowlley

    Hi phillipy ive been seraching for you how are you its been so long your soul is burning for the promises i made you i can still save your soul from righteousness if you prefere we can take this another route one that promises you my powers to rule all mankind forever are you willing to save your self through me or are you going to fall to the light that you understand as greatness life is a masquerade of many types but i can change that with the infinite number which you took to heart with your mistress do you except

    June 11, 2012 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Aww thank you @ Piers Morgan Stinks, and @ my troll, you just gave yourself away MARY with your obsession with donna, who btw is NOT dazzle. Not that we didnt already know you were trolling us. But now theres physical proof! And philip, you get a clue!

    June 11, 2012 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    cont: to philip, the real one who needs to get a clue, no one gives a crap about YOUR obsessions. You really need a physch evaluation, perhaps they could explain to you why the world doesnt revolve around you!!

    June 11, 2012 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  12. dazzle ©

    @chrissy, your troll is confused and made a BIG mistake. I have requested that CNN track the ip.

    June 11, 2012 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    And oh golly gee, did you see that? I said what i had to say under my OWN NAME even! You should try it for a change philip and mary! Its not half as hard as stealing someone elses!

    June 11, 2012 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  14. dazzle ©

    You alwaYs have 1 user name unlike the mega troll who has thousands.

    June 11, 2012 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Ok good night dazzle, banasy and piers! And philip and mary too i guess.

    June 11, 2012 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
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