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Published: 02/12/11

Gabrielle Giffords for Jon Kyl's Senate Seat? Don't Count Her Out

By  Joanne Bamberger - Politics Daily
Gabrielle Giffords for Jon Kyl's Senate Seat? Don't Count Her Out

In today's political climate, a Democrat must assume the chances of winning a Senate seat in Arizona are about the same as an ice cube lasting more than 30 seconds in the Grand Canyon State's famous 100-degree-plus summer heat. There's no doubt Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) has been well aware of that, but apparently, she's had her eye on Republican Sen. Jon Kyl's seat on the chance he would not run again in 2012. Kyl has chosen not to run for re-election. Shortly after the news broke this week, political observers lamented that Giffords, who was shot in the head in a rampage that left si...

Published: 01/18/11

Joe Lieberman to Retire: Instant Reactions

By  Mary Phillips-Sandy - AOL News
Joe Lieberman to Retire: Instant Reactions

So long, Joe. Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman will announce Wednesday that he will not seek re-election in 2012, according to a source close to the senator. The Democrat-turned-independent has served four terms in the Senate and was the Democratic nominee for vice president in 2000. Four years later, while running in the Democratic presidential primary, Lieberman coined the term "Joementum" to describe his campaign's potential -- although he failed to capture the nomination. Now that the "Joementum" is coming to an end, pundits and commentators are registering their reactions. Daily...

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