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  Giffords resigning from Congress
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Last EditedTX DEM  Jan 22, 2012 01:00pm
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News DateSunday, January 22, 2012 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionU.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will step down from Congress, she announced Sunday in a message posted to Youtube.

"I have more work to do on my recovery so to do what is best for Arizona I will step down this week," she said.

Giffords served five years in the House of Representatives, and qualified for a congressional pension earlier this month.

She said she would return to public service.

"I will return and we will work together for Arizona and this great country," she said in the two-minute video.

After Giffords submits a resignation letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner and Gov. Jan Brewer, the governor will set a date for special elections to choose who will finish out her term, which — like all House terms — runs through the end of the year.

Giffords, 41, served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2001-2003, and a term in the state Senate, 2003-2005.
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