Arizona Governor Doug Ducey officially picked Republican Martha McSally to fill John McCain’s empty Senate seat Tuesday; sending the GOP politician to Washington just weeks after her loss to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema in the 2018 midterm elections.
“Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed GOP Rep. Martha McSally to the Senate seat being vacated by GOP Sen. Jon Kyl — tapping McSally as the Republican contender in a 2020 special election that will be among the most competitive Senate races in the country that year,” writes Politico.
“With her experience and long record of service, Martha is uniquely qualified to step up and fight for Arizona’s interests in the U.S. Senate,” read a statement from the Governor’s office.
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