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Arizona Gov. Picks Jon Kyl to Fill McCain Senate Vacancy

Kyl previously held Arizona’s other Senate seat until 2013. Currently, he is shepherding Judge Brett Kavanaugh through the Supreme Court nomination process.

By NTK Staff | 09.04.2018 @2:00pm
Arizona Gov. Picks Jon Kyl to Fill McCain Senate Vacancy

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has picked former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) to serve out the remainder of the late Sen. John McCain’s term.

Kyl retired from the Senate in 2013 “after rising to become the second-highest-ranking Republican senator,” according to the Arizona Republic.

Kyl, 76, has agreed to serve through the end of the year, but it’s unclear for how long beyond that.

Kyl has agreed to serve at least through the end of the year, a representative for Ducey said. If he opts to step down after the end of the session, the Republican governor would be required to appoint another replacement, the aide said.

Regardless of how long Kyl serves, a special election will be held in 2020 for the right to serve out the final two years of the McCain term. The seat will be up for its regularly scheduled election in 2022.

Cindy McCain tweeted her support of Ducey’s pick Tuesday afternoon, as did Arizona’s other senator, Jeff Flake:

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