Rep. Ruben Gallego’s (D-Phoenix) ex-wife, former City Councilwoman Kate Gallego, won the special Phoenix Mayoral election over fellow Democrat Daniel Valenzuela on Tuesday night. Her strong 58% victory makes it more likely that Rep. Gallego will soon announce his US Senate candidacy.
Though the two are divorced, the Gallegos’ are still political allies, and the Congressman put his own statewide plans on hold until his ex-wife’s race was complete. With a strong Gallego win, the Congressman’s chances of competing against astronaut Mark Kelly for the Democratic Senatorial nomination appear to have improved. We can soon expect to see a Gallego for Senate campaign being formed.
The eventual Democratic winner will face appointed Sen. Martha McSally (R) in the special general election to run concurrently with the 2020 election calendar.
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