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Gabby Giffords to endorse Hillary Clinton for president

In this file photo from Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords arrives in the East Room of the White House in Washington to hear President Obama speak about steps his administration is taking to reduce gun violence. In past five years, Giffords has hiked the Grand Canyon, raced in a 40-mile bike ride, sky dived and founded an advocacy group that helped convince President Obama to take executive action on gun control. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Gabby Giffords will endorse Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton according to multiple reports.

The endorsement — first reported by CBS News — comes after Friday marked five years since Gifford was shot in the head by a gunman that killed six others outside a supermarket in Tucson. Giffords sat in the front row during a President Obama press conference that called for more urgency against gun violence.

CBS said that Clinton’s stance on gun control played a role in the decision. Clinton has been aggressive in going after Sen. Bernie Sanders’ stance on guns.

Giffords represented Arizona’s eighth congressional district from 2007-2012.

Her husband, retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, also endorsed Clinton.


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