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Ill. Rep Concerned for Safety After Ariz. Attack

Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush says he's "very concerned" about his own safety and the safety of other congressmen following the shooting attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona.

The Chicago Democrat tells The Associated Press the climate for political leaders is bad, particularly for those who've supported President Barack Obama.

Giffords has described herself as a former Republican and current moderate centrist Democrat.

Rush says he's told those around him to be more vigilant. But he doesn't plan to scale back on any public appearances.

Giffords is recovering after undergoing surgery.

Capitol police have asked members of Congress to step up security in the wake of the shooting which left at least five dead and wounded several others.