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Published January 08, 2011, 03:09 PM

MN Lawmakers React to Arizona Shooting

Members of Minnesota's congressional delegation say their thoughts and prayers are with an Arizona congresswoman and others who were shot during a visit with constituents.

By: Associated Press,

WOODBURY, Minn. (AP) — Members of Minnesota's congressional delegation say their thoughts and prayers are with an Arizona congresswoman and others who were shot during a visit with constituents.

The shooting Saturday killed five people, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head, and a hospital says the Democrat's outlook is "optimistic."

Rep. Michele Bachmann says her "tears are flowing" at the news. She says she had the privilege of knowing Giffords as a friend, and she calls her colleague someone who governed with integrity and wisdom.

Democratic Rep. Betty McCollum says the shooting was a "monstrous" act of violence.

U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and U.S. Rep. Tim Walz released statements saying their thoughts and prayers were with the victims.

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