Further information is becoming available as more potential Grand Canyon State candidates begin to make statements about what their plans may or may not be concerning the newly open US Senate seat.
After originally saying he would seek re-election, four-term Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Prescott) now indicates that he is considering entering the Senate race. Though she hasn’t yet said anything public, rumors are heavy that Rep. Martha McSally (R-Tucson) is taking action to begin constructing a statewide campaign. Former US Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Mesa) also says that he is considering the race. University of Arizona Regent Jay Heiler (R) has formed a US Senate exploratory committee. Mr. Heiler was chief of staff to former Gov. Fife Symington (R), and was a key supporter of former Gov. Jan Brewer (R). Since Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R) retirement announcement was unexpected, we will see a much longer period when potential candidates begin to make final decisions about whether they will run statewide.
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