Concord - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley released the follow statement in response to the senseless attack on Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others at an official event earlier today:
"New Hampshire Democrats are shocked and deeply saddened by the news of a senseless attack against Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at a public event today. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Congresswoman and all those who were injured or killed earlier today. We also wish to express our support for the congresswoman's staff, and the people who were at the event, as well as the families and loved ones of the victims. .
"Congresswoman Giffords has deep ties to New Hampshire. She served on the House Armed Services Committee with Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter. And Congresswoman Gifford's Chief of Staff, Pia Carusone previously served as the NH Democratic Party's Communications Director and the manager of the 2008 Shea-Porter campaign. The closeness of this tragedy makes all it the more difficult for us understand.
"This terrible news is a reminder that despite any political differences we may have, there is never any reason to make threats, or commit acts, of violence. It truly has no place in our society."