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A spokesman says Connecticut's lieutenant governor has been invited to attend a meeting between former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and families of the victims of the deadly Newtown elementary school shooting.

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman's spokesman Steve Jensen said Thursday night a visit by Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, is "planned but not confirmed" for Friday afternoon.

He says the plans include Giffords meeting at a private home with families of the 20 children and six school officials killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month. He says Giffords may also make a second appearance.

The visit comes two days after Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly met with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. They met to discuss gun control.

Bloomberg has pushed for stricter gun laws ever since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary.

January 8, 2013 marks 2 years since the Tucson tragedy, where Jared Loughner killed six people outside a grocery store at a "Congress on Your Corner" event.

Phone calls and emails to Giffords' representatives haven't been returned.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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