Gabrielle Giffords shutters campaign committee

December 6, 2013

Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) has closed her congressional campaign committee and transferred the remaining funds to her political action committee.

Giffords was considered a potential future candidate for higher office when she sustained a serious brain injury in a January 2011 shooting at a grocery store in Tucson. Even after the shooting and despite an arduous and still-continuing recovery process, some thought she could eventually run for Senate.

She later resigned her House seat and focused on running a pro-gun control campaign with her husband, Mark Kelly, called Veterans for Responsible Solutions.

On Thursday, she transferred the just-less-than $300,000 in her campaign account to another gun-focused effort, her Rights and Responsibilities PAC -- a transfer that is allowed by federal campaign finance law.

The termination of her campaign committee was first reported by Roll Call.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix, the Post’s top political blog.
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