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Mark Kelly Could Pick Up Arizona Senate Seat for Dems

Mark Kelly Could Pick Up Arizona Senate Seat for Dems
NASA astronaut Mark Kelly. (Spencer Platt/Getty)

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Tuesday, 14 May 2019 05:05 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Democrats may be having difficulty recruiting strong candidates in 2020 for many Republican-held U.S. Senate seats.

But one clear exception is in Arizona, where former astronaut Mark Kelly has reported an eyebrow-raising $4 million toward his campaign against Republican Sen. Martha McSally.

Kelly is undoubtedly best-known as the husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D.-AZ, whose survival of a 2011 shooting at a Mall in Phoenix made her a national heroine for the cause of gun control.

Kelly’s strong appeal was evinced in a just-completed Ohio Predictive Insights Poll which showed, among likely voters in the Grand Canyon State, McSally eked out a narrow lead of 45 to 44 percent for the near-certain Democratic hopeful.

Last fall, former Rep. McSally, a moderate-to-conservative Republican in the mold of Arizona’s late Sen. John McCain, narrowly lost the race for Arizona’s other Senate seat.  She was subsequently appointed to the other seat formerly held by McCain. 

The race next year will determine whether McSally or Kelly fills the remaining two years of McCain’s term. 

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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