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Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Gabrielle Giffords finishes ‘Congress On Your Corner’ meeting

This post has been updated.

Just over a year ago, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) sat outside a Tucson Safeway meeting with constituents. A hail of bullets ended the meeting, killing six people and greviously injuring Giffords.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced her resignation from Congress. (Reuters)

Now, Giffords finshed that Congress On Your Corner meeting as one of her last duties as a U.S. congresswoman. Giffords announced Sunday that she would be resigning her seat, but before she steps down she hosted a private gathering in Tucson with some of the people who were at that event.

Giffords is resigning to focus on her recovery. The race to replace her could well become a competitive special election as there is no clear replacement.

Giffords’ staff tweeted out photographs from the meeting:

Here’s Giffords resignation statement:

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