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Gabrielle Giffords For Senate? Speculation Runs High For 2012 Race

First Posted: 02/16/11 03:22 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:30 PM ET

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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2011 file photo, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., takes part in a reenactment of her swearing-in, on Capitol Hill in Washington. She loves motorcycles and yoga, and is as comfortable in a business suit walking the halls of Congress as she is clad in leather riding gear at the famed Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. She holds a master's degree in urban planning, yet can mount a tire in a flash. Pretty and petite, sometimes soft-spoken, she will take on even her most ardent adversa

Los Angeles Times:

Rep. Jeff Flake made it official this week. Four days after Republican Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona said he would not stand for reelection in 2012, the six-term GOP congressman from suburban Phoenix said he'd launch a bid to replace him.

But much of the speculation concerning the seat, such as it can exist 18 months before an election, continues to swirl around Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

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