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GOP Rep. Martha McSally to Fill John McCain’s Arizona Senate Seat

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Tuesday appointed Martha McSally to fill the Senate seat previously held by John McCain, according to the Washington Post. McSally, a prominent GOP voice in Arizona, lost her bid for the state’s other seat earlier this year. She will take the place of Jon Kyl, also a Republican, who has held the seat since McCain’s death in August. McSally, who rebranded herself as a Trump supporter during her Senate campaign against Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, reportedly spent recent weeks mending tensions with the family of McCain, who had been a vocal critic of the president. The Post notes that McSally plans to run for the seat during a special election in 2020. “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.,” Ducey said in a statement. “I thank her for taking on this significant responsibility.”