Gabrielle Giffords, gun-control group turn attention to fall election
PHOENIX — Gun-control advocates Gabrielle Gifford and her husband Mark Kelly said they will focus efforts on helping nearly a dozen politicians win their fall elections.
The couple, along with the group Americans for Responsible Solutions, said it had raised $14.5 million towards securing seven Senate seats and four House spots for legislators who have supported bills that would tighten gun laws.
The non-profit political organization has set a goal of collecting $20 million for the campaigns.
Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.) is among the candidates. He replaced Giffords after the deadly shooting in Tucson that left Giffords with severe injuries.
Also on the list are Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine).