Republican won't seek rematch for Giffords' seat
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Republican won't seek rematch for Giffords' seat

Phoenix : AZ : USA | Jun 14, 2012 at 1:36 PM PDT
Source: Associated Press
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The tea party Republican who sought former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' seat in Congress has dropped out of the fall race, two days after losing a special election to serve out her term. Republican candidate Jesse Kelly made the announcement Thursday after, in his words, "looking at the results from Tuesday." Kelly lost Tuesday's election to Democrat Ron Barber by 6 percentage points. Barber was a Giffords staffer when he was wounded in the mass shooting that critically wounded Giffords and led to her resignation in January...He will have to win over voters again in the November general election.

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Fiel photo of Gabrielle Giffords touring the Gabrielle Giffords Family Assistance Center with Ron Barber in Tuscon
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