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Still recovering from Tucson shooting, Giffords doesn't rule out running for office again

  • Former Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Tucson, blows kisses to the media, waves, and says "it was wonderful" as she briefly describes her skydiving experience as the SUV she was in drives past media cameras Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Eloy, Ariz., marking the three year anniversary after she was shot in a mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz., during one of her political events.  According to her Facebook page, she did the tandem  skydive jump with her friend, former Navy SEAL Jimmy Hatch. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Former Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Tucson, blows kisses to the media, waves, and says "it was wonderful" as she briefly describes her skydiving experience as the SUV she was in drives past media cameras Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Eloy, Ariz., marking the three year anniversary after she was shot in a mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz., during one of her political events. According to her Facebook page, she did the tandem skydive jump with her friend, former Navy SEAL Jimmy Hatch. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo released by NBC, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, right, comes in for a landing during a tandem skydive Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. Giffords, severely injured three years ago in a mass shooting, has made an impressive recovery, learned to walk again and founded a national political organization. On Wednesday, while others gathered for bell-ringing and flag-raising ceremonies, she marked the anniversary by skydiving for a report and interview to air exclusively on NBC's Today Show on Thursday. (AP Photo/NBC) MANDATORY CREDIT

    In this photo released by NBC, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, right, comes in for a landing during a tandem skydive Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. Giffords, severely injured three years ago in a mass shooting, has made an impressive recovery, learned to walk again and founded a national political organization. On Wednesday, while others gathered for bell-ringing and flag-raising ceremonies, she marked the anniversary by skydiving for a report and interview to air exclusively on NBC's Today Show on Thursday. (AP Photo/NBC) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Tucson shooting survivor Bill Posey rings a bell during a remembrance ceremony on the third anniversary of the Tucson shootings, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. Six people were killed and 13 wounded, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., in the shooting rampage at a community event hosted by Giffords in 2011.  Jared Lee Loughner was sentenced in November 2012 to seven consecutive life sentences, plus 140 years, after he pleaded guilty to 19 federal charges in the shooting. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Tucson shooting survivor Bill Posey rings a bell during a remembrance ceremony on the third anniversary of the Tucson shootings, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. Six people were killed and 13 wounded, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., in the shooting rampage at a community event hosted by Giffords in 2011. Jared Lee Loughner was sentenced in November 2012 to seven consecutive life sentences, plus 140 years, after he pleaded guilty to 19 federal charges in the shooting. (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is still recovering from a shooting three years ago but says she might consider a return to political office.

The Arizona Democrat kept the door open when asked about such a move, saying "maybe" during an interview aired Thursday on NBC's "Today" show.

Wednesday was the third anniversary of the Tucson shooting in which six people were killed and 13 wounded, including Giffords.

She jumped out of an airplane in Arizona in a tandem skydive to commemorate the January 2011 attack and how far she has come.

Giffords said she felt happy and sad on the anniversary but believes it's time to move on.

She said she's making slow progress in her rehabilitation and wants to work on her Spanish and resume playing the French horn.