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  Dems look to Giffords for Senate seat
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Last EditedCOSDem  Feb 12, 2011 01:11pm
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News DateSaturday, February 12, 2011 07:10:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe race for Arizona’s open Senate seat has quickly focused on one question: What will Gabrielle Giffords do?

The Democratic congresswoman, who survived an assassination attempt in Tucson last month, is still undergoing rehabilitation in Houston for a gunshot wound to the head. Physicians have warned that her recovery will proceed at its own pace.

But even though questions about her health remain, Giffords’s astonishingly rapid recovery has left Democrats in Arizona and Washington looking to her as a potential candidate to replace retiring GOP Sen. Jon Kyl.

Giffords was mentioned as one possible contender for the 2012 race during a closed-door meeting of Senate Democrats on Thursday, two sources with knowledge of the meeting said.

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