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Voters to tap candidates for Giffords seat

Voters to tap candidates for Giffords seat
US Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) resigned from Congress in January to focus on recovering from a gunshot wound she got during a 2011 shooting spree. UPI/Saul Loeb/Pool | License Photo

TUCSON, April 17 (UPI) -- Voters in Arizona's 8th Congressional District vote in a primary Tuesday to pick candidates to complete former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' term.

Four Republican candidates are competing to be the party's nominee -- Frank Antenori, Jesse Kelly, Martha McSally and Dave Sitton, the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson reported.

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Democrat Ron Barber and Green Party candidate Charlie Manolakis are unopposed on their party ballots.

Giffords, a Democrat, officially resigned from Congress in January to focus on recovering from a gunshot wound she got during a 2011 shooting spree. Giffords was shot in the head during a meet-and-greet event in January 2011 outside a Tucson grocery store. Six people were killed and 13 people, including Giffords, were injured.

The special election is June 12.

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