Gabby Giffords Democrat Successor Is A Racist
When it comes to President Barack Obama and the special House election to succeed Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, there’s the personal and then there’s the political.
The personal: Days after bullets pierced his thigh and cheek in the shooting rampage last year that nearly took Giffords’s life, Ron Barber was paid a special bedside visit by the president and first lady Michelle Obama.
But as Barber seeks the seat of his onetime boss in a June 12 special election, the Democrat is loath to mention Obama’s name let alone tout any bond they formed in the dark days after the shooting spree. And that points to Barber’s biggest political problem in his race against Republican Jesse Kelly: He is running in a district where Republicans outnumber Democrats by 25,000 voters, a 6-percentage-point advantage.