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Thu Dec 13, 2018, 08:01 PM

McSally appears to be out for Senate appointment


I, for one, never thought that she would be appointed for the simple fact that Ducey would like to get a placeholder so that he can run in 2 years. He is termed out for Governor and if he ran for Senate in 2020 he could do so while still holding his the Governor's office.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/for-arizona-governor-mcsallys-star-dims-as-possible-choice-for-senate-seat/2018/12/13/866f6cc0-ff0c-11e8-ad40-cdfd0e0dd65a_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.844783579161

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) “has lost enthusiasm for appointing fellow Republican Rep. Martha McSally to the Senate in recent weeks even as Republican leaders in Washington have championed her,” the Washington Post reports.

“Ducey has made no firm decision and McSally, who narrowly lost this year’s Senate race, remains a finalist to fill the seat that John McCain held for decades, should it soon open up as expected. But her stock has fallen in the eyes of the governor, according to two people familiar with his thinking, as Ducey approaches one of the most significant decisions of his political career.”

. . .

Democrats see an opportunity to expand their gains in Arizona in the coming years. Following the special election for McCain’s seat in 2020, there will be another election for the seat in 2022.

There are at least several potential Democratic candidates, including Mark Kelly, a former astronaut and husband of former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords; Rep. Ruben Gallego; and Grant Woods, a former chief of staff to McCain who served as state attorney general.





Mark Kelly would win in a landslide in AZ. He may be the only one that can defeat Ducey.

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Reply McSally appears to be out for Senate appointment (Original post)
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grantcart Dec 2018 #2
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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 08:04 PM

1. Mark Kelly!

Dayum, didn't know he was a potential to run. Agree, he would win in a landslide.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 08:10 PM

2. In an interview last year he gave a clear indication that he was considering running



I can't find the interview to save my life but they were asking if he would run for Flake's seat and his answer was "I am not going to be a candidate for Flake's seat".

That cleared the field so that Sinema could have a clear path through the primary and keep all her money for the general.

He made it clear that he was considering running for McCain's seat. Gabrielle was with him and she also added that she hadn't decided if she might run for the seat as well, showing her great humor.

At the victory parties for Sinema and Kirkpatrick and around the state the first thing all of the winning candidates did was to thank Gabrielle and Mark for working so hard for Democratic candidates. I believe that he will be a candidate.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 08:17 PM

4. I love this.

Thank you, grantcart.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 09:01 PM

7. I Agree. I so hope he runs.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 08:12 PM

3. Looks like Arizona has turned Purple.

 

And Ducey is in a bind. A special Election would blow the Rethugs chances under present conditions.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 08:26 PM

5. Don't Think Grant Woods is a Democrat

He's not bad as far as Arizona Republicans go, and since Ducey has to pick a Republican, he'd probably be my choice...

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Response to grantcart (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 09:02 PM

8. Wow!

Unfortunately it means he won't be appointed to replace Kyl...

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