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Gabrielle Giffords

Gabrielle Dee "Gabby" Giffords (born June 8, 1970) is an American politician. As a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, she represented Arizona's 8th congressional district from 2007 until her resignation on January 25, 2012, having been elected to Congress three times. She is the third woman in Arizona's history to be elected to the U.S. Congress. Considered a "Blue Dog" Democrat, her stances on health care reform and illegal immigration were sources of attention for those opposed to her candidacy and have made her a recipient of criticism from various conservative groups. She has described herself as a "former Republican". Giffords is a native of Tucson, Arizona, and a graduate of Scripps College and Cornell University. Prior to her election to the United States Congress, Giffords served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2001 until 2003 and the Arizona State Senate from 2003 until 2005, when she resigned to run for the seat held by then-Congressman Jim Kolbe. She also worked as an associate for regional economic development in New York City and as CEO of El Campo Tire Warehouses, a local automotive chain owned by her grandfather. She is

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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords -- Shooter Jared Loughner Gets Seven Life Sentences

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
Shooter Gets 7 LIFE SENTENCES

Jared Loughner -- the guy who shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords -- has just received SEVEN LIFE SENTENCES for last year's Arizona shooting, in which he killed 6 people and injured 13… READ MORE >

Gabrielle Giffords -- Leads INSPIRING Pledge of Allegiance at DNC

Gabrielle Giffords
Leads INSPIRING Pledge of Allegiance at DNC

Gabrielle Giffords just appeared on stage at the Democratic National Convention and led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance ... and the crowd erupted in an emotionally charged applause.… READ MORE >

- 812 days ago
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords -- Arizona Shooter Jared Loughner PLEADS GUILTY

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
Arizona Shooter PLEADS GUILTY

Jared Loughner -- the guy who shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords -- has changed his plea to "guilty" after last year's Tucson, AZ shooting, in which he killed 6 people and injured 13 more ... and has… READ MORE >

- 842 days ago
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords -- Arizona Shooter Will Plead GUILTY

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
Arizona Shooter Will Plead GUILTY

Jared Loughner -- the guy who shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords -- will plead guilty Tuesday for last year's mass shooting attack in Tucson, AZ that left six dead and left 13 others injured, including… READ MORE >

- 844 days ago
AZ GOP Auctions Ringer for Gun Used to Shoot their Congresswoman

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
AZ GOP Auctions Gun Like The One Used to Shoot Her

So far ... this wins craziest story of the weekend ....The Republican Party in Pima County, AZ is raffling off a gun almost identical to the one used to shoot the Congresswoman in that very same… READ MORE >

- 1181 days ago
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords -- Honored at the Site of Her Shooting

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
Tribute Planned at the Site Of Tragic Shooting

The people who run the Arizona grocery store where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head have been so inspired by her recovery, they are planning to pay tribute to Gabby by erecting a… READ MORE >

- 1207 days ago
Rep. Gabby Giffords Returns to Congress

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
Returns to Congress

Nearly 6 months after she was shot in the head, Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords WALKED into the House of Representatives in D.C. today ... to a standing ovation. Giffords made the… READ MORE >

- 1214 days ago
New Photos of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Released

New Photos of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Released

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords posted two new photos to her Facebook page this morning -- the first photos released since she was shot in the head back on January 8.The photos were taken on May… READ MORE >

- 1264 days ago
PHOTO -- Rep. Giffords Moments Before Shooting

PHOTO -- Rep. Giffords
Moments Before Shooting

The office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords released a photo yesterday of the congresswoman ... taken just moments before she was shot in the head back on January 8.Giffords is still recovering at TIRR… READ MORE >

- 1363 days ago
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Upgraded to Serious Condition

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
Upgraded to Serious Condition

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been upgraded from critical to serious condition. Giffords' breathing tube was removed yesterday. She also has movement on both sides of her body.Capt. Mark Kelly,… READ MORE >

- 1411 days ago

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