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Former US Representative Giffords Campaigns in Iowa for Braley

FORMER ARIZONA CONGRESSWOMAN GABRIELLE GIFFORDS MADE A RARE CAMPAIGN APPEARANCE IN IOWA ON BEHALF OF U.S. REPRESENTATIVE BRUCE BRALEY'S RACE FOR THE SENATE.

GIFFORDS AND HER HUSBAND, RETIRED ASTRONAUT MARK KELLY, SPOKE SUNDAY AT BRALEY'S ANNUAL ``BRUCE, BLUES, AND BBQ'' FUNDRAISER IN DES MOINES BEFORE ABOUT 1,200 DEMOCRATS. GIFFORDS BRIEFLY SAID THAT SHE IS FIGHTING TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.

BRALEY, OF WATERLOO, IS THE ONLY DEMOCRAT RUNNING FOR THE SEAT BEING VACATED BY RETIRING DEMOCRATIC SENATOR TOM HARKIN.

GIFFORDS WAS SEVERELY WOUNDED IN A JANUARY 2011 SHOOTING OUTSIDE A TUCSON, ARIZONA SUPERMARKET. THE DEMOCRAT RESIGNED FROM CONGRESS A YEAR LATER. SINCE THE ATTACK, GIFFORDS HAS ADVOCATED FOR GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION.

BRALEY HAS VOICED SUPPORT FOR SOME GUN CONTROL LAWS, LIKE TOUGHER BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR GUN-BUYERS.

 

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