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Should Gabrielle Giffords Run For Congress Again?

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords reciting the pledge of allegiance one year after getting shot "through the brain."
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords reciting the pledge of allegiance one year after getting shot "through the brain."

Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the tragic day when a 23-year-old, severely mentally ill man named Jared Loughner shot 19 people at a Safeway just outside of Tucson, killing six.

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, despite getting shot in the head during the rampage, led an estimated 3,500 people in the Pledge of Allegiance last night at the University of Arizona during a memorial for the victim's of Tucson's darkest day (see video below).

Now, the question everyone's asking is whether she'll seek another term in Congress -- Giffords faces a May 30 filing date to decide whether she'll run again.

Giffords has made a remarkable -- if not miraculous -- recovery. Keep in mind, she was shot "though the brain." However, her recovery in ongoing -- her speech is still slightly off, and she needed the help of her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, to keep her right hand over her heart as she recited the pledge.

She'd likely win another term -- should she seek it. But being a congresswoman is a tough job, and her district's already been without a full-time representative for an entire year.

We want to know what you think: given her ongoing recovery, should Gabrielle Giffords run for Congress again?

Cast your vote below.


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