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PoliticsRetired astronaut Mark Kelly to run as Democrat for John McCain's Senate seat in 2020

16:20  12 february  2019
16:20  12 february  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Meghan McCain hits back at Trump: ‘The greatness of my father’s life and legacy haunts you’

Meghan McCain hits back at Trump: ‘The greatness of my father’s life and legacy haunts you’ Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), ripped President Trump Tuesday for taking a shot at her deceased father, saying "the greatness of my father's life and legacy haunts you." Trump reportedly made fun of John McCain on Tuesday during a private lunch with television anchors hours before his State of the Union address, saying McCain's book "bombed." "The president's obsession with my father 6 months after his death is pathetic and telling - even at a time when he should be focusing on his message to the American public and the state of our union," Meghan McCain wrote in a Twitter post.

Elections to the United States Senate will be held on November 3, 2020 , with the 33 Class 2 seats of the Senate being contested in regular elections.

mark kelly Sean Logan/The Republic. Science advocacy group bids to draft astronaut Mark Kelly retired astronaut Mark Kelly to run for the Democratic nomination for Arizona’ s 2020 Senate to McCain , is also considering a bid for the Arizona U. S . Senate seat that goes up for re -election in 2020 .

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Retired astronaut Mark Kelly announced Tuesday that he is running to finish the late Sen. John McCain's last term representing Arizona, which ends in 2022.

Kelly is the husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords, who survived being shot in the head in a 2011 mass shooting that left six dead in Tuscon, Arizona. Since that attack, Giffords and Kelly have been prominent advocates for gun control.

The election to finish McCain's last term will be held in 2020. The seat is currently held by Republican Sen. Martha McSally. McSally, who formerly served in the House, was appointed to the seat by Gov. Doug Ducey after she narrowly lost her campaign for Arizona's other U.S. Senate seat to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema in the 2018 midterm election.

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The 2020 United States Senate special election in Arizona will be held on November 3, 2020 . Following the death of Republican U. S . Senator John McCain on August 25, 2018

Mark Kelly , the retired astronaut who is married to former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, is eyeing a run for the U. S . Senate from Arizona in 2020 , the John McCain prior to his death last year. McSally ran for the state’ s other U. S . Senate seat in 2018, losing the election to Democrat Kyrsten

McSally is considered one of the most vulnerable Republican senators heading into the 2020 election. McSally is a former Air Force pilot and was the first woman to fly combat missions.

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Mike Pompeo says he has 'ruled out' running for a Senate seat in 2020.
He said he will serve as secretary of state as long as President Trump will allow him. "It's ruled out," he said of a possible bid. "I'm here, I'm loving it." Last month, The Washington Post reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell personally urged Pompeo to run for a seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. Pompeo had since met with the retiring senator. In interviews over the past month, Pompeo did not rule out running for Roberts' seat, only saying that he intended to serve Trump as long as the president wanted him in his current role.

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