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2020 United States Senate special election in Arizona

The 2020 United States Senate special election in Arizona will be held on November 3, 2020. Following the death in office of incumbent Republican U.S. senator John McCain on August 25, 2018, Governor Doug Ducey was required by Arizona law to appoint a Republican[1] to fill the vacant seat.[2] In September 2018, Ducey appointed former U.S. senator Jon Kyl to fill McCain's seat until after the special election, which will determine who will serve the remainder of the term until January 2023. Kyl did not complete his interim appointment, and resigned on December 31, 2018.[3] On December 18, 2018, Ducey announced that outgoing U.S. Representative Martha McSally would be appointed to fill the seat following Kyl's resignation.[4] McSally was sworn in as Arizona's junior senator on January 3, 2019. She had been the Republican nominee for Arizona’s Class I U.S. Senate seat in 2018, but lost that race to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema.

2020 United States Senate special election in Arizona

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Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent U.S. senator

Martha McSally
Republican



Interim appointmentsEdit

AppointeesEdit

Potential candidates not appointedEdit

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

DeclaredEdit

PotentialEdit

DeclinedEdit

EndorsementsEdit

Martha McSally
U.S. Presidents

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

DeclaredEdit

PotentialEdit

DeclinedEdit

EndorsementsEdit

Mark Kelly
U.S. senators
U.S. Representatives
Statewide officials
State senators
State representatives
County officials
Local officials
Individuals
Organizations

General electionEdit

PredictionsEdit

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[41] Tossup April 19, 2019
Sabato's Crystal Ball[42] Tossup March 25, 2019
Inside Elections[43] Tossup May 17, 2019

PollingEdit

with Mark Kelly
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Martha
McSally (R)
Mark
Kelly (D)
Other Undecided
Bendixen & Amandi International September 9–12, 2019 520 ± 4.3% 42% 42% 12% 4%
OH Predictive Insights August 13–14, 2019 600 ± 4.0% 41% 46% 13%
Fabrizio Ward/AARP July 29–31, 2019 600 ± 4.0% 45% 44% 9%
OH Predictive Insights May 1–2, 2019 600 ± 4.0% 45% 44% 10%
OH Predictive Insights February 12–13, 2019 600 ± 4.0% 46% 44% 10%
Hypothetical polling
with Ruben Gallego
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Martha
McSally (R)
Ruben
Gallego (D)
Undecided
OH Predictive Insights February 12–13, 2019 600 ± 4.0% 49% 41% 10%

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Who could be appointed to replace John McCain in the Senate, and the process behind it, explained". Vox. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  3. ^ Sanchez, Yvonne Wingett (December 14, 2018). "Jon Kyl will resign from the U.S. Senate on Dec. 31, setting up another appointment by Ducey to John McCain's seat". Arizona Republic. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Sanchez, Yvonne Wingett; Hansen, Ronald J. (December 18, 2018). "Martha McSally will be appointed to John McCain's Senate seat". Arizona Republic. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Fedschun, Travis (September 4, 2018). "Jon Kyl named to succeed John McCain in the Senate". Fox News. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  6. ^ Isenstadt, Alex. "Arizona Governor to Appoint Martha McSally to Senate". Politico. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
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  12. ^ Bacon, Jake (July 9, 2019). "Former Flagstaff teacher Ann Griffin challenges Sen. McSally in Republican primary". Arizona Daily Sun. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  13. ^ Archer, Garrett (August 28, 2019). "Martha McSally picks up primary challenge from Daniel McCarthy". ABC 15. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  14. ^ Schor, Elana (November 13, 2018). "Kyl: No decision on how long to serve in Senate". Politico. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
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  24. ^ Cleary, Tom (September 4, 2018). "How Long Will Jon Kyl Serve in the Senate in John McCain's Seat?". Heavy.com.
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  29. ^ Stracqualursi, Veronica (February 12, 2019). "NASA astronaut Mark Kelly launches Senate campaign". CNN. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  30. ^ Resnik, Brahm [@brahmresnik] (March 26, 2019). "JUST IN Chris Deschene is a Naval Academy grad, Marine veteran, former AZ lawmaker & SoS candidate & member of Navajo Nation. He could be a compelling U.S. Senate candidate for progressive Dems in 2020. #AZSEN" (Tweet). Retrieved March 28, 2019 – via Twitter.
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  36. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag Kelly, Mark [@ShuttleCDRKelly] (March 18, 2019). "These Arizona leaders have said that they are #FullSpeedAhead on our Mission for Arizona. Retweet to thank them for their support!" (Tweet). Retrieved March 19, 2019 – via Twitter.
  37. ^ Hale, Jennifer [@jhaletweets] (September 6, 2019). "anyone in Arizona REGISTER TO #VOTE people like this aren't leaders, they're bullies and tyrants who deserve to be #Voted out. support @ShuttleCDRKelly" (Tweet). Retrieved September 7, 2019 – via Twitter.
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  39. ^ "LCV Action Fund Endorses Mark Kelly for Senate". League of Conservation Voters. June 6, 2019. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  40. ^ "NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Mark Kelly for U.S. Senate - NARAL Pro-Choice America". NARAL Pro-Choice America. July 15, 2019.
  41. ^ "2020 Senate Race ratings". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  42. ^ "Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball » 2020 Senate". crystalball.centerforpolitics.org. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  43. ^ "Senate Ratings | Inside Elections". insideelections.com. Retrieved May 21, 2019.

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