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Arizona Representative Ron Barber says recovering after minor cancer surgery

Democrat Ron Barber, former aide to Gabrielle Giffords and currently running for her former post, is seen at a voting center at St. Cyril's Catholic Church in Tucson, Arizona in this June 12, 2012 file photo. Democratic U.S. Representative Barber, a former aide to Giffords who was wounded alongside her in a deadly 2011 shooting, said on November 27, 2012 he is recovering after surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his tongue. REUTERS/Samantha Sais/Files

Democrat Ron Barber, former aide to Gabrielle Giffords and currently running for her former post, is seen at a voting center at St. Cyril's Catholic Church in Tucson, Arizona in this June 12, 2012 file photo. Democratic U.S. Representative Barber, a...more

Democrat Ron Barber, former aide to Gabrielle Giffords and currently running for her former post, is seen at a voting center at St. Cyril's Catholic Church in Tucson, Arizona in this June 12, 2012 file photo. Democratic U.S. Representative Barber, a former aide to Giffords who was wounded alongside her in a deadly 2011 shooting, said on November 27, 2012 he is recovering after surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his tongue. REUTERS/Samantha Sais/Files
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Congressman Ron Barber speaks at a news conference following the sentencing of Jared Loughner in the Federal Court House in Tucson, Arizona in this November 8, 2012 file photo. Democratic U.S. Representative Barber, a former aide to Gabrielle Giffords who was wounded alongside her in a deadly 2011 shooting, said on November 27, 2012 he is recovering after surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his tongue. REUTERS/Samantha Sais/Files

Congressman Ron Barber speaks at a news conference following the sentencing of Jared Loughner in the Federal Court House in Tucson, Arizona in this November 8, 2012 file photo. Democratic U.S. Representative Barber, a former aide to Gabrielle...more

Congressman Ron Barber speaks at a news conference following the sentencing of Jared Loughner in the Federal Court House in Tucson, Arizona in this November 8, 2012 file photo. Democratic U.S. Representative Barber, a former aide to Gabrielle Giffords who was wounded alongside her in a deadly 2011 shooting, said on November 27, 2012 he is recovering after surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his tongue. REUTERS/Samantha Sais/Files
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