Morning Poll: Will Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Run for House Seat in 2012?
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords continues to make tremendous progress in her recovery after getting shot through the brain during the January 8, Tucson shooting rampage, and her closest friend in Congress, Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, says the wounded congresswoman will return to Congress.
"I do think she's going to come back to Congress," Wasserman Schultz recently said in an interview on ABC's Good Morning America. "I mean, the progress she's making, from what I understand, she's on track for that to happen. Not sure when, but she's making tremendous progress, and we're all very proud of her."
Giffords is the front-runner for the Senate seat getting vacated by Senator Jon Kyl, but many believe she won't be well enough to mount a campaign, despite her remarkable recovery.
While a House run isn't as grueling as a statewide Senate campaign, and it's unlikely she'd have much of an opponent, it seems that if Giffords is able to run for anything, she'll run for Senate rather than run for re-election. Before the shooting, she was rumored to be considering taking on Kyl.
But we want to know what you think: will Giffords run for re-election in 2012?
Cast your vote below.
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