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February 09, 2012


Giffords Aide Will Run in Special Election

Ron Barber (D), who has served as the district director for former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) and was shot twice in same shooting that wounded the congresswoman, will enter the race to finish out her term, Tucson Weekly reports.

Barber "is thought to be offering himself up as a caretaker for the remainder of Giffords' term," but multiple sources say he will not run in the November election.

However, sources tell First Read that Barber is not necessarily a caretaker, that he's considering running for a full term if he wins the special.












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