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Republican Martha McSally Picked To Fill Senate Seat Formerly Held By John McCain

The decision comes after Republican Sen. Jon Kyl, who had been a temporary replacement after John McCain's death in August, announced last week he would step down at the end of the year.
Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz, speaks during a rally for President Trump in October. In response to her appointment, McSally said she was "humbled" and looked forward to working with Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema, her former opponent. Source: Ralph Freso

Updated at 11:27 a.m. ET

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Tuesday he will appoint GOP Rep. Martha McSally to the Senate to fill the seat of the late Sen. John McCain.

The move comes after Republican Sen. Jon Kyl, who had been a temporary replacement after McCain's death in August, announced last week he would step down at the end of the

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