Gabby Giffords in the House

February 12, 2013

Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly in the First Lady's visitor box. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, are seated high above the House chamber with other invited guests. They are up to President Obama's left (screen right) in a section next to the First Lady's box.

To give you a sense of the way invited guests are squeezed in together tonight, Richard Cordray, head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is seated a few seats down from Giffords and Kelly.

Ed O’Keefe is covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.
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