Arizona Governor to Wait Until After McCain Is Buried to Fill Senate Seat
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Sunday that he will wait until after Sen. John McCain is laid to rest to appoint a replacement to fill his Senate seat, “out of respect for the life and legacy” of the late lawmaker. “Now is a time for remembering and honoring a consequential life well lived,” Ducey said through his spokesman, Daniel Ruiz. Under state law, Ducey is entitled to appoint a person to fill the vacant seat until 2020, when a special election will be held to select someone to serve out the last two years of McCain’s term.