As expected, Democrat Mark Kelly, husband to former Arizona US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Tucson) and part of the first twin brother team to ever fly in space, announced that he will enter the special Senate election to be held concurrently with this regular general election cycle.
After the announcement, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Phoenix) reiterated through Twitter that he is still seriously considering mounting a campaign. Appointed Sen. Martha McSally (R) is expected to run to fill the balance of the late Sen. John McCain’s (R) final term in office. The Arizona race will again be a premier national campaign, as it was in the last cycle, when it featured now-Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D) and Ms. McSally.
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