Stories tagged: "Mark Kelly"


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‘Tucson Never Stops Fighting’: 10 Years Later, Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly and Other Arizonans Reflect on Fatal Shooting

In 2011, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others were shot during an event in southern Arizona, just outside of Tucson.

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Gabby Giffords Was Shot 10 Years Ago This Week. Today, She Waited for News That Her Husband Was Safe at America’s Capitol.

Ten years ago this week, Mark Kelly learned his wife Gabby Giffords, then a representative in Congress, had been shot during a meeting with constituents just outside of Tucson. The shooting at a Safeway parking lot on Jan. 8, 2011, would take the lives of six people and injure 13 more, including Giffords. On Wednesday,...

Julian Rosales poses for a portrait dressed as then-candidate Mark Kelly for Halloween on the last day of early voting at Fowler Elementary Early Voting Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Kelly went on to win his bid for US Senate, and was sworn in on Dec. 2, 2020.
Though Not the ‘Blue Wave’ They Hoped for, Arizona Democrats Made Gains in 2020

While they grabbed the top two races on the ballot, Democrats made smaller gains in state, local, and congressional races.

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Arizona Political Donations Nearly Doubled for 2020 Elections

The surge in giving was driven by unusually high interest in the presidential and Senate races and Arizona’s newfound status as a battleground state. Arizonans were heavily invested in this fall’s elections in more ways than one, donating a total of at least $110 million to support candidates and high-profile ballot initiatives. That was a...

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Mark Kelly is Sworn into Senate, Giving Arizona Two Democratic Senators

Kelly’s Senate arrival marks a political milestone for Arizona, which has two Democratic senators for the first time since January 1953. Arizona Democrat and former astronaut Mark Kelly was sworn into the Senate on Wednesday, narrowing Republican control of the chamber and underscoring his state’s shift from red to blue. Kelly, 56, defeated GOP Sen....

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Arizona Election Officials Certify Results, Sealing Biden’s Win and Legal Weed

The process of canvassing the votes is primarily symbolic but could open the door for a challenge from the Trump Campaign. Arizona election officials gathered Monday morning to certify the results of the 2020 election.  With the official canvass of the Nov. 3 general election in the books, the state’s 11 Electoral College votes go...

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Arizona Will Officially Have Two Democratic Senators This Week

Because of unusual circumstances of the Senate election, Mark Kelly could be sworn in this week—a full month before the rest of the Senate.