McSally distances herself from GOP chair’s fundraising email
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Sen. Martha McSally says it was a mistake for state GOP chairman Kelli Ward to write in a fundraising email that the party would stop Democratic Senate candidate Mark...
Arizona GOP boss: Stop Senate candidate ‘dead in his tracks’
PHOENIX (AP) — The head of the Arizona Republican Party faced a backlash Friday after sending a fundraising email that said Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly, who rose to prominence when...
McSally gets GOP primary challenger in Arizona Senate race
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix-area businessman said Wednesday he'll challenge U.S. Sen. Martha McSally in the Republican primary, setting up a potential threat to GOP efforts to hold onto John McCain's...
Gallego declines to run for Arizona Senate seat
PHOENIX (AP) — Rep. Ruben Gallego said Monday he won't run for the U.S. Senate, likely avoiding a contentious fight for the Democratic nomination to finish John McCain's last term.
Retired astronaut Mark Kelly kicks off Arizona Senate bid
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly kicked off a "mission for Arizona" Saturday as he launched his U.S. Senate campaign with a rally in Tucson, the city where his wife, Gabrielle...
The Latest: Mark Kelly kicks of Senate campaign
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on retired astronaut Mark Kelly launching his campaign for U.S. Senate in Arizona (all times local):
Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly’s campaign raises $1.1M since launch
PHOENIX (AP) — Mark Kelly's campaign for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat in 2020 says it has raised more than $1 million in individual contributions since announcing his candidacy Tuesday morning.
Mark Kelly joins exclusive club of astronaut-politicians
PHOENIX (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly entered the race Tuesday to finish John McCain's term in the U.S. Senate, looking to join a small club of space explorers who have served in the U.S. Capitol.
Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly makes Democratic bid for Senate seat
PHOENIX (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife and former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced Tuesday he will run to finish John McCain's last term in the U.S. Senate.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords called Wednesday for political action against gun violence, during an Ohio appearance for a Democratic congressional candidate.
She was introduced by Abbie Youkilis, the aunt of 14-year-old Jaime Guttenberg, who was among 17 people killed in the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The girl's grandparents sat just in front of Giffords.
New Jersey governor names gun-safety adviser
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy named a long-time state government insider as his gun-safety adviser.
The Democratic governor said that Bill Castner will serve as senior adviser on firearms. Murphy made the announcement Monday alongside former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly and one-time Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Castner is a former chief counsel to former Gov. Jon Corzine and previously served as the top aide to the Democrat-led Assembly.
Gun control group associated with Giffords mailing birthday voting forms to teens
WASHINGTON — A coalition of gun control and progressive millennial outreach groups will be mailing teenagers a present for their 18th birthday: a voter registration form.
The coalition is targeting vulnerable pro-gun Republicans in 10 states with the Our Lives, Our Vote drive and hopes to register 50,000 18- and 19-year-olds through the initiative ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina congressman pulled out his own loaded handgun during a meeting with constituents Friday to make a point that guns are dangerous only in the hands of criminals.
Republican U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman placed the .38-caliber gun on a table during the "coffee with constituents" meeting at a Rock Hill restaurant, news outlets reported.
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a South Carolina congressman who pulled out a handgun at a constituent meeting Friday (all times local):
The husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is speaking out against comments made by a South Carolina congressman who pulled out his own loaded handgun at a meeting with constituents, and said he was "not going to be a Gabby Giffords."
BOSTON (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is helping students and families of victims of the recent shooting at a Florida high school attend a march against gun violence.
State Hall of Fame exhibit coming to Newark Liberty airport
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Hall of Fame is expanding.
Gov. Chris Christie announced Tuesday that a $400,000 Department of State grant will fund an exhibition from the hall at Newark Liberty International Airport. It's part of an effort to update the airport terminals.
The Republican governor saYS the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is funding the project.
The view from space is incredible, says Mark Kelly, former astronaut and mission commander for the space shuttle Endeavour's last journey in 2011.
"You see how incredible our planet is from space, just floating there in all the blackness of space," he said Thursday at a media conference leading up to his appearance as the first lecturer in the 2017-18 Omnibus Lecture Series at IPFW.
His lecture, "Endeavour to Succeed," took place in the Auer Performance Hall in the Rhinehart Music Center.
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Giffords, Kelly Push Congress on Gun Violence
Astronaut Mark Kelly to give lecture at Bridgewater College
BRIDGEWATER, Va. (AP) — Astronaut Mark Kelly will give a lecture at Bridgewater College on how focus, dedication and persistence can lead to success in any competitive setting.
Kelly is a retired U.S. Navy captain, a naval aviator and test pilot who flew combat missions during the Gulf War. He flew his first of four missions in 2001 aboard Space Shuttle Endeavor and commanded its final flight in May 2011.
A space mission commander and a woman whose career encounter with discrimination led to a national Fair Pay Act are among the speakers IPFW announced for its annual Omnibus Lecture Series.
The 23rd season "features four engaging and thought-provoking speakers," IPFW said in a news release. All of the presenters will speak at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 12 : Capt. Mark Kelly, "Endeavour to Succeed."
Former Rep. Gabby Giffords backing Kirkpatrick
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Former Rep. Gabby Giffords on Friday endorsed Ann Kirkpatrick in the Democratic primary for southern Arizona's 2nd Congressional District, a move that gives Kirkpatrick a boost as she faces a crowded primary field.
The move by Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, comes as Kirkpatrick works to gain traction in the district she adopted in order to run for the seat now held by Republican Martha McSally.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords urged people to "fight, fight everyday" against the on-going GOP effort to repeal the Obama-era health care overhaul that she voted for before she was severely injured in a shooting.
Giffords appeared at a rally Saturday in Tucson with her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, and the doctor who cared for her after she was shot in the head in 2011.
Joe Biden, Katie Couric and Olivia Munn help celebrate a ship and a patriot in Galveston
Tilman Fertitta went all but overboard to salute the commissioning in Galveston of the USS Gabrielle Giffords LCS 10 Littoral Combat Ship and its spunky namesake.
Fertitta hosted the Commissioning Chairman's Gala at his San Luis Resort and invited VIPs to a pre-party on his Boardwalk yacht, berthed next to the 422-foot vessel. The warship is named for the former Arizona congresswoman, who was shot in 2011 in Tucson, Arizona, but survived the assassination attempt.
The shooting during a baseball practice for Republican congressmen at an Alexandria, Va., park is not the first time U.S. representatives have been targets of gunfire. Here’s a look at other times lawmakers have been victims of shootings in recent decades:
Warship USS Gabrielle Giffords commissioned in Texas
HOUSTON (AP) — The Navy's newest combat ship was put into active service following a commissioning ceremony Saturday, named after former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who was injured during a 2011 shooting.
Giffords told a crowd at the ceremony in the Texas Gulf Coast city of Galveston that she was honored the 421-foot-long ship will carry her name and the vessel is "strong and tough, just like her crew."
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The 421-foot USS Gabrielle Giffords will be commissioned this weekend in Texas.
Navy officials say ceremonies will be held Saturday in Galveston to commission the warship named for the former Arizona congresswoman, who was shot in 2011 in Tucson, Arizona, but survived the assassination attempt.
The $475 million ship was constructed by Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama, and arrived in Galveston last weekend.
Giffords launches gun safety group in Arizona
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords with husband and retired astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly on Thursday announced a new Arizona group focused on passing gun safety legislation.
Giffords and Kelly announced the bipartisan group known as Arizona Coalition for Common Sense during a news conference in Phoenix, saying state leaders need to act to keep guns out of the wrong hands.
Giffords was nearly killed by an assassin's bullets in 2011.
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will be in Phoenix on Thursday to continue pushing for stronger gun control measures.
Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, will join with state leaders to announce a new bipartisan coalition called the Arizona Coalition for Common Sense.
The coalition's members include gun owners, veterans, law enforcement officials, domestic violence prevention advocates, educators, faith leaders, and business leaders.
The Navy on Monday announced the commissioning date for one of the few U.S. Navy ships to be named after a woman - this one honoring Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona Congresswoman who survived a 2011 assassination attempt.
Officials with the Commissioning Committee and the Navy said the Giffords ship will be the third current Navy ship named after a living person.
Foundation looks for Giffords shooting memorial funds
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The radio spot features the father of an aide to former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords recalling the moment he realized his son, Gabe Zimmerman, had died following the 2011 mass shooting in Tucson. Then, Mark Kelly, the retired astronaut married to Giffords, briefly talks about a moment after the former congresswoman was released from the hospital.
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Rep. Giffords presses for expanded background checks
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords says "stopping gun violence takes courage" as she returned to Maine to urge voters to support expanded background checks for gun purchases.
Giffords appeared at Congress Square Park in Portland on Wednesday alongside Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck and a citizen co-sponsor of Question 3 on the Nov. 8 ballot in Maine.
Pat Toomey, Mark Kirk endorsed by Gabrielle Giffords’ gun control group
Sen. Pat Toomey, one of the Democrats' top targets in their quest to retake control of the U.S. Senate, is getting support from some unlikely places for a Republican: pro-gun control groups.
Americans for Responsible Solutions, a group co-founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, has thrown its support behind Mr. Toomey, Pennsylvania Republican, as well as GOP Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, who is also in a tough re-election fight.