Tuesday, June 12 2012, 10:31 AM MDT
Giffords Back On Campaign Trail
(KUTV) Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords gave up her position to focus on her long-term health, but it hasn’t kept her off the campaign trail.
Giffords is still recovering from being shot in the head nearly a year-and-a-half ago.
The Arizona politician showed up in Tucson to support her former district director and right-hand man, Ron Barber.
Barber is running in the special election to fill the seat Giffords is vacated.
"When we were discussing her resignation, it became very clear to her that the best person to run for the seat she was resigning was Ron Barber,” said Giffords’ husband, Mark Kelly.
Barber is up against Jesse Kelly, a tea party member who ran against Giffords in the last election.
Voters go to the polls Tuesday.
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