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Sen. Martha McSally and Democrat Mark Kelly face off in the special election for US Senate in Arizona

Posted On: Sep 18, 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Sen. Martha McSally and Democrat Mark Kelly face off in the special election for US Senate in Arizona

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Sen. Martha McSally is running in a special election against Democrat Mark Kelly for US Senate in Arizona.
The candidates:
McSally, a former US House Representative, ran for an open US Senate seat to replace Sen. Jeff Flake in 2018 but lost to Sen. Krysten Sinema.
Gov. Doug Ducey then appointed McSally to serve in the US Senate seat held by the legendary former Sen. John McCain, who died in office in 2018. Now, McSally is running to serve out the rest of McCain's term, slated to end in 2022.
Shortly after McSally took office in January 2019, former Navy captain, astronaut, and gun violence prevention advocate Mark Kelly announced he would challenge her in 2020 as a Democrat.
Kelly co-founded the organization now known as the Giffords Foundation with his wife, the former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot and seriously injured while meeting with constituents in Tucson in January 2011.
His campaign platform emphasizes expanding access to affordable healthcare, building up...

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