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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 of 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 vacancy in McCain's Senate seat.[2] In September 2018, Ducey appointed former U.S. Senator Jon Kyl to fill McCain's seat until after the Special Election of November 2020, 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



Contents

Interim appointmentsEdit

AppointeesEdit

Potential candidates not appointedEdit

Republican primaryEdit

DeclaredEdit

PotentialEdit

DeclinedEdit

Democratic primaryEdit

DeclaredEdit

PotentialEdit

DeclinedEdit

EndorsementsEdit

Mark Kelly[28]

Federal Officials

Statewide Officials

State Senators

State Representatives

County Officials

Local Officials

Others

General electionEdit

PollingEdit

with Mark Kelly
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Martha
McSally (R)
Mark
Kelly (D)
Undecided
OH Predictive Insights Feb 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 Feb 12–13, 2019 600 ± 4.0% 49% 41% 10%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "What happens next to John McCain's Senate seat". Politico. August 25, 2018. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  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.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "Who could be appointed to John McCain's Senate seat?". azcentral. August 24, 2018. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  8. ^ Ethan Epstein (August 30, 2018). "She's Mavericky! What If Jan Brewer Took Over McCain's Senate Seat?". Weekly Standard.
  9. ^ a b c d Conradis, Brandon (August 26, 2018). "Arizona governor faces pressure over McCain replacement". The Hill. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  10. ^ "Meghan McCain would be a great Senate replacement for her father". Washington Examiner. August 27, 2018. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  11. ^ Katie Reilly; Philip Elliott (August 26, 2018). "Here's What Happens to John McCain's Senate Seat". Time. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  12. ^ Schor, Elana (November 13, 2018). "Kyl: No decision on how long to serve in Senate". Politico. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  13. ^ Sullivan, Sean (December 13, 2018). "For Arizona governor, McSally's star dims as possible choice for Senate seat". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  14. ^ Dani Coble; Robert Angelen (October 17, 2018). "Arpaio sues New York Times, claims column damages 2020 Senate chances". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  15. ^ Forman, Carmen (October 3, 2018). "Fife Symington considering 2020 Senate run". The Arizona Capitol Times. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  16. ^ "Former Arizona Gov. Symington Considering 2020 Senate Run". Associated Press. Arizona Public Media. October 5, 2018. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  17. ^ "Arizona Gov. Ducey promises to finish term, won't run for Senate in 2020". KTAR. December 3, 2018. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  18. ^ Hansen, Richard J. (February 12, 2019). "With Mark Kelly in the Senate race, will other candidates jump in?". azcentral.com. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  19. ^ "Jon Kyl appointed to take John McCain's Senate seat". CBS News.
  20. ^ Cleary, Tom (September 4, 2018). "How Long Will Jon Kyl Serve in the Senate in John McCain's Seat?". Heavy.com.
  21. ^ "Mark Kelly Announcement Video". Mark Kelly. February 12, 2019.
  22. ^ Stracqualursi, Veronica (February 12, 2019). "NASA astronaut Mark Kelly launches Senate campaign". CNN. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  23. ^ 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.
  24. ^ Singiser, Steve. "Here's our ultimate Democratic wishlist for Senate in 2020. Who's on yours?". Daily Kos. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  25. ^ "Will former Phoenix mayor run for McCain's Senate seat?". 3TV/CBS 5. February 22, 2019. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  26. ^ "Rep. Ruben Gallego, averting primary bloodbath, won't run for the Senate". azcentral. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  27. ^ Squires, Michael (February 8, 2019). "Grant Woods says he won't run for U.S. Senate in 2020". Arizona Republic. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  28. ^ 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.

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