Mark Kelly: Gabby Should Find Closure Tomorrow

Ron Barber battles Jesse Kelly for Giffords' old seat
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 11, 2012 8:04 AM CDT
This Jan. 23, 2012 file photo shows then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords with staff member Ron Barber in Tucson, Ariz.   (AP Photo/Matt York, Pool, File)

(Newser) – Arizona voters head to the polls tomorrow to determine who will replace Gabrielle Giffords in Congress; yesterday, Giffords herself weighed in on the matter. The former congresswoman made a campaign appearance on behalf of former aide Ron Barber, who faces Republican Jesse Kelly in what's expected to be a close race in the Republican-leaning 8th District. Though she told the crowd, "Thank you for your support. Thank you very much," ABC News notes that Giffords left the talking largely to her husband.

"This is a little about closure," Mark Kelly said at the rally, which drew 800 supporters. "This closure on Gabby’s career in Congress, it wasn’t when she resigned in January. I really truly believe that this is this coming Tuesday." (Read more Gabrielle Giffords stories.)

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