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Report: Giffords’ Aide Considers Run for Her Seat

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0  Updated at 2:31 pm, February 6th, 2012 By: ABC Digital

Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images(TUCSON, Ariz.) — One of former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ staffers is considering making a run for her seat, the Tucson Sentinel reports, citing a source.

Ron Barber, 66, ran Gabrielle Giffords’ office in Tucson and was seriously wounded at the consitituent event last January where Giffords was shot.

The congresswoman resigned from her House post two weeks ago.

A special election to fill Giffords’ open seat is set for June, with primaries scheduled for April.  The winner of the seat will hold it only until the next session of Congress begins next January.

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