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-- thank you so right now ice special election in Arizona to replace Gabby Giffords.
The former congresswoman seriously wounded in a gunman's deadly shooting spree who can forget that day.
But today's vote to fill out her term could be less about the candidates for her seat and more ultimately some say about President Obama.
-- -- -- -- joins us live from Los Angeles Sony that tell us about the choices that voters are facing today in Arizona's eighth district.
Yeah -- earmark that's certainly -- bittersweet day you have to imagine promoters in Tucson today as they head to the polls to replace -- -- -- Giffords.
On the GOP side we have Jesse Kelly he is a former marine and Iraq War better and he's also a businessman who narrowly -- to Giffords back in 2010.
-- a -- 4000.
Votes -- the district leans Republican but Democrats are trying to cast the thirty year old Kelly.
As too extreme for past comments about one -- to privatize Social Security.
Although he has apparently changed some of those views and has focused more on attacking President Obama in this election.
We will choose higher taxes.
Or we will -- business friendly nation.
We'll choose Obama -- or we will choose repeal of obamacare.
An energy tax for somebody who's gonna go to fight to stop he's getting from them all their job.
And -- couple of polls out there mark and most of the polls show Kelly trailing the Democrat by double digits in some cases so we'll be watching this -- So tells about get a shot his democratic candidate.
Yeah a lot of people might remember I've been democratic candidate is 66 year old Ron barber now he was by congresswoman -- side during that terrible shooting.
Back in January 2011 he served as a volunteer for Giffords and then he became the district director following her election to congress in 2006.
We're told she urged him to run after she announced her retirement last January.
I think you know why this race is important to me I've I've lived and worked and serve this community for long time it's been just -- -- privileged to be able to.
Are people here -- this -- in the arena working with congressman Giffords and -- answer district director.
Now whoever wins will serve in -- seat until the -- expires in November they'll be another election then.
I of course I Democrats really wanting to hold on this -- on on to this seat.
If they're thinking about taking back congress mark that back to you meaningful election on -- many counts -- thank you very much Anita --
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