The former Congresswoman has been campaigning for her chosen successor; voters are at the polls today in a special election.
Arizona's Eighth District votes Tuesday to elect a replacement for Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. A victory by aide Ron Barber would give Democrats a break from bad news.
Gabrielle Gifford is helping the former director of her district office, Democrat Ron Barber, in his race to fill her Arizona seat in Congress. His Republican opponent is Jesse Kelly.
The special election Tuesday to fill the House seat vacated by shooting victim Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is overshadowed by the memory of the tragedy, but the Republican has tried to make it about Obama's policies.
For years, gun laws had grown less restrictive. But some gun rights advocacy has been curtailed after the Trayvon Martin shooting, which has provided ammunition for gun control groups.
Gabrielle Giffords: Republican Jesse Kelly faces former Gabrielle Giffords aide Ron Barber in a special election for Arizona's 8th Congressional District.
Police linked today's shooting at a French Jewish school to two earlier shootings, both of ethnic minorities. Some French are drawing comparisons to the 1999 Columbine High School killings.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has resigned from the House, to focus on her recovery, with a standing ovation from her colleagues.
The President's speech called for tax reform and government accountability.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, injured last year in a mass shooting, is scheduled to appear at the State of the Union address Tuesday night. On Sunday, she announced that she would resign from Congress.