Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed Martha McSally to U.S. Senate
Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed Martha McSally to fill the U.S. Senate seat that Sen. Jon Kyl will vacate at the end of the year.
The announcement from the Governor's Office Tuesday sets up a unique dynamic in which Arizona will be represented in the Senate by former foes.
McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema will serve alongside each other after facing off in one of the most contentious and expensive Senate races in Arizona's history.
In a statement, Ducey praised McSally's dedication to serving her country, referencing her 26 years of service in the U.S. Air Force and her multiple deployments to the Middle East and Afghanistan. He also praised McSally for representing Arizona in Congress for the past four years.............
................Ducey's appointment of McSally comes mere days after Kyl tendered his resignation last week. The governor appointed Kyl in September to fill the seat previously held by the late Sen. John McCain.
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