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Giffords Raises Money With Help From Her Friends

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., posted another strong fundraising quarter as she continues to recover from a gunshot wound to the head from an attack this past January.

The Arizona Democrat pulled in over $325,104 in the past three months and still has over $787,000 in her campaign account, according to campaign finance reports filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission.

As with her first quarter report, the injured congresswoman is getting by with a lot of help from her Democratic colleagues. $122,250 of that total came from political action committees, including several donations from party leadership. Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., one of Giffords' closest friends in Congress, gave $5,000 through her leadership PAC, while House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., gave another $2,000 each.

Several other donations came from her Democratic colleagues, including $1,000 from retiring Rep. Dan Boren, D-Okla., a fellow member of the conservative Blue Dog Caucus. Former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., also made a donation on April 22 for $1,000.

Giffords' colleagues have pledged to keep her campaign account flush while she continues to undergo therapy after the January 8 attempt on her life in Tucson that left six dead and injured 13 others.

She was one of the first to be named to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's "Frontline" program for vulnerable incumbents. According to the Sunlight Foundation, Reps. Sander Levin, D-Mich., and Henry Waxman, D-Calif., hosted a May 31 fundraiser for Giffords at the DNC headquarters, and on June 22 the Blue Dog PAC held a breakfast reception to benefit her.

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