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AZ Dem: Giffords Should Have 'Right Of First Refusal' On 2012 Senate Race


The source said that other Democrats could potentially begin putting campaigns together -- lining up pollsters and other staff, gathering support, etc. -- but formal announcements could be a while.

"Let's say Gabby continues at this amazing clip of recovery," the source said, "and she's really just dealing with motor skills rather than cognitive skills. Maybe she's able to make a decision by summer. That's not really too late to make a decision."

"In the view of a lot of Democrats out here, she's still at the top of the list," the source added. "She was the best fundraiser, best campaigner, and probably the most respected Democrat in Arizona, before any of this other stuff that made her famous."

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