Sources close to Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords have repeatedly refused to speculate about her political future, telling reporters that her recovery remains a work in progress and that she will ultimately make a decision in 2012.

But now rumors are circulating that Giffords’ husband, Mark Kelly, might be a candidate for elected office himself in the not-too-distant future.

Kelly himself hinted at future political ambitions in his statement announcing his retirement from NASA last week; “After some time off, I will look at new opportunities,” he said.




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