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Herseth Sandlin visits Giffords, Johnson offers encouragement

Published 03/12/2011, The Daily Republic

Many South Dakotans were emotionally affected by news coverage of the Jan. 8 mass shooting in Arizona, which left six people dead and 13 others wounded. Herseth Sandlin and Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who sustained a nearly fatal head wound in the shooting, were born the same year and were Democratic colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives, where both were members of the moderate Blue Dog Coalition.

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