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Gabrielle Giffords to Resign from Congress; Update: Arizona Governor to Set Special Election

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By Doug Powers  •  January 22, 2012 02:49 PM

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From an announcement just released on Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ website:

“Thank you for your prayers, and for giving me time to recover. I have more work to do on my recovery. So, to do what is best for Arizona, I will step down this week. I’m getting better.”

The video:

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Thoughts and prayers are with Rep. Giffords for her continuing recovery.

Update: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will call a special election in April to replace Giffords:

The governor will set the date for special primary and general elections to determine who will serve the remainder of Giffords’ term, which expires Dec. 31.

Giffords plans to turn in her resignation to Brewer shortly after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

“Upon the Congresswoman’s office being officially declared vacant, I will call a special primary and general election in order to fill the 8th Congressional District vacancy, in accordance with Arizona law,” Brewer said in a statement Sunday. “The winner will complete the remainder of Congresswoman Giffords’ term, which expires at the end of 2012.”

The governor has 72 hours to set the special election after receiving Giffords’ resignation.

Under Arizona law, a special congressional election can only be called by the governor for that purpose. It must be held no sooner than 80 days and no later than 90 days after receiving the resignation.

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