State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris receives an endorsement from Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark E. Kelly, in her run for U.S. Senate.
Gun-control advocate and former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords, who was shot during a 2011 outdoor appearance in her Arizona district, on Thursday endorsed state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris in California’s U.S. Senate race.
Giffords announced her endorsement of Harris during a morning news conference in Beverly Hills. Her husband, retired Navy Capt. Mark E. Kelly, a former space shuttle astronaut, also endorsed Harris.
Six people were killed and 12 others wounded in the Tucson shooting rampage that left Giffords severely injured. Giffords retired from Congress following the shooting and with Kelly founded Americans for Responsible Solutions, a political action committee that advocates for increased gun control.