Last night, after an uncomfortably close special election, the former district director to former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords won the special election for her House seat.

Giffords initially took office after a contentious and hard fought campaign against Republican Jesse Kelly, a 30-year-old ex Marine who was pictured holding a gun in ads for a SuperPAC that supported him (especially classy considering that the he lost to a woman who was later shot in the head and was, at the time, running against a guy who was also shot in the same attack which also involved a damn gun).

Ron Barber, the former aide-turned-Congressman, will have to begin immediately campaigning for reelection, as his special term is up this year.

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[NYDN]