Election to Replace Giffords Will Be June 12

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer set June 12 as the special election to replace Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Giffords, who was shot in the head at a constituent meet-and-greet last January, announced this week that she was stepping down from her post to concentrate on her recovery. Arizona will hold a primary for prospective Republican and Democratic candidates on Apr. 17. A handful of Democrats are considering running for the House seat, which includes parts of Tucson. One Republican has already announced a formal campaign, while two have formed exploratory committees.