Martha McSally will be appointed to take the vacant U.S. Senate seat left by John McCain after an appointment by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey.
Ducey released a statement extolling McSally where he said, “With her experience and long record of service, Martha [who served in the military and had six deployments to the Middle East and Afghanistan] is uniquely qualified to step up and fight for Arizona’s interests in the U.S. Senate.”
“All her life, Martha has put service first — leading in the toughest of fights and at the toughest of times,” he added. “With her experience and long record of service, Martha is uniquely qualified to step up and fight for Arizona’s interests in the U.S. Senate. I thank her for taking on this significant responsibility and look forward to working with her and Senator-Elect [Kyrsten] Sinema to get positive things done.”
This will be a rebound for McSally who lost the most recent Senate election to Kyrsten Sinema for retiring Sen. Jeff Flake’s seat.
This makes it highly possible that McSally will face a 2020 special election.
After Ducey’s announcement, McSally responded with her own statement sharing, “I am humbled and grateful to have this opportunity to serve and be a voice for all Arizonans. I look forward to working with Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema and getting to work from day one.”