Mark Kelly announces run for McCain Senate seat in Arizona

This entry was posted in Exploration on by . [^]

Track all the details here.

PHOENIX (AP) ‘ Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who rocketed to the national spotlight when his congresswoman wife Gabrielle Giffords was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced Tuesday he’s running to finish John McCain’s last term in the U.S. Senate.

Kelly, 54, is a top Democratic recruit to take on Republican Martha McSally in one of the most closely contested Senate races of the 2020 election.

McSally is a former Republican congresswoman who was appointed to McCain’s seat last year after she narrowly lost to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. McSally leaned heavily on her record as the first woman to fly a combat mission as a fighter pilot, but she was hurt by her embrace of President Donald Trump.

  • Publisher: SFGate
  • Date: 2019-02-12T13:37:37Z
  • Author: By JONATHAN J COOPER Associated Press
  • Twitter: @SFGate
  • Citation: Web link (Read More)

Latest tweet by publisher

This may worth something:

Senate 2020: Republican exposure on paper, but not necessarily in practice

‘ Of the 34 Senate races on the ballot in 2020, Republicans already control 22 of them while Democrats hold only 12. That represents something of a role reversal from 2018, when Democrats had to defend 26 of 35 seats being contested.

‘ Still, Republicans start this cycle favored to hold the Senate, but there is a plausible path for Democrats, particularly if Democrats win the presidential race.

‘ The most vulnerable senator from either party is Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL), followed by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO). A special election in Arizona also starts as a Toss-up.

Latest tweet by publisher

Trump: “Appreciate Everything Senator McCain Has Done For Our Country”

President Trump’s White House phone had some problems Monday during a phone call with outgoing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. He and Trump are trying to finalize a new NAFTA agreement before populist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) takes over the Mexican presidency in December.

President Trump is making an announcement on trade at 11 a.m. in the Oval Office, after tweeting that a “big deal” is “looking good” with Mexico. The U.S. and Mexico have been negotiating over the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the New York Times reported Monday morning the two…

Latest tweet by publisher

Conservative and Liberal Groups Ramp Up Ad Campaigns Amid Kavanaugh Allegations

The latest from the campaign trail ahead of Election Day, with control of Congress and governors’ mansions at stake.

* * *

BOTH LIBERAL AND CONSERVATIVE GROUPS ramped up advertising campaigns targeting swing-vote senators in light of the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh.

* * *

On the other side, the conservative Judicial Crisis Network said it was ‘launching a $1.5 million national cable and digital ad campaign’ on behalf of Judge Kavanaugh. In the ad, a female friend of Judge Kav anaugh praises his personal character.

Latest tweet by publisher

Video