With Republican Senator Jon Kyl announcing that he would retire at the end of his current term, Democrats on Thursday discussed Gabrielle Giffords as a potential candidate for the seat, according to Politico. Giffords is said to have been interested in running for Senate before she was shot last month, and would certainly be a front runner for the job. Obviously, Giffords' recovery is the first priority, and no one can be sure if she'll be fully recovered by then, or if she'll even want to run.

A Democratic strategist told Politico, "Everyone is just kind of sensitive and realistic to the situation, which is, she's got to recover and then make decisions about her future."

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