Friday, September 8, 2017

It Looks Like Gabby Giffords Is Going To Endorse Ann Kirkpatrick Today in 2018 Race Against McSally

Posted By on Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM

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A bulletin to the press let us know this morning that Gabby Giffords, the former Southern Arizona member of Congress, is set to endorse Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick in the race to unseat Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally.

Giffords once held McSally's seat but her career was cut short when a crazed gunman opened fire at her Congress on Your Corner event in 2011, killing six and wounding 13, including Giffords, who miraculously survived being shot through the head.

Kirkpatrick represented Arizona's Congressional District 1 until she stepped down in 2016 to launch an unsuccessful challenge to Sen. John McCain. She has since moved to Tucson and is now one of several Democrats who hope to unseat McSally in Congressional District 2, a highly competitive district that McSally first won in 2014 by just 167 votes.

Other Democrats in the race include former state lawmakers Matt Heinz and Bruce Wheeler; businessman Billy Kovacs; and Mary Matiella, a former assistant secretary of the Army in the civilian role of financial management.

Giffords will be joining her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, and Kirkpatrick at an event this afternoon for a "major announcement," according the press release from Team Kirkpatrick.

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