A year after she was was shot through the brain in an attack that claimed the lives of six people and wounded 13 other people, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has announced that she is stepping down from Congress this week.
Message from Giffords -
This will necessitate a special election to fill her seat for the remainder of her term. The winner of that special election will then have to run again in November for a full term.
More details on the candidates for the race(s) as they make themselves known. Expect a slew of former and current state legislators to look at the seat.
Let me say this:
We will miss her deeply, and I hope her stepping back from public life isn't for long.