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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.)


District: 8th District
Political Highlights: Ariz. House, 2001-03; Ariz. Senate, 2003-05; U.S. House of Representatives, 2007-12
Born: June 8, 1970; Tucson, Ariz.
Residence: Tucson
Religion: Jewish
Family: Husband, Mark Kelly
Education: Scripps College, B.A. 1993; Cornell U., M.R.P. 1997
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (3rd term)
End of Service: Jan. 25, 2012
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Readiness; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Science, Space & Technology (Space - Ranking Member)

Election History
2010generalGabrielle Giffords (D) 138,28048.8
Jesse Kelly (R) 134,12447.3
Steven Stoltz (LIBERT) 11,1743.9
2008generalGabrielle Giffords (D) 179,62954.7
Timothy Bee (R) 140,55342.8
Paul Davis (LIBERT) 8,0812.5
2006generalGabrielle Giffords (D) 137,65554.3
Randy Graf (R) 106,79042.1
David Nolan (LIBERT) 4,8491.9
Jay Quick (I) 4,4081.7
Roll Call Vitals


Arizona is 33rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.