Mark Kelly Announces Senate Bid

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  1. Azlen

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    https://www.azcentral.com/story/new...-congressional-bid-gabby-giffords/2845417002/


    Mark Kelly, the retired astronaut and husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, announced in a video Tuesday he is launching a campaign to run for the U.S. Senate seat once occupied by the late John McCain.

    Kelly is the first Democrat to enter the field ahead of 2020 and is widely seen as a formidable candidate given his biography and likely ability to raise the millions of dollars needed to take on the GOP's established candidate, Sen. Martha McSally.
     
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    I’ve always liked what I’ve heard during his interviews on NPR. Hope he stands a chance.
     
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    Very interesting!
     
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    McSally might need a McDiaper change after hearing this news.
     
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    Let's just hope there are no skeletons that get pulled out of his closet... otherwise, I LOVE this and really like his chances!
     
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    I was just going to share this. Really well done, IMO!
     
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    Skeletons only seem to matter for Republicans...


    With his military/NASA service, I would be fairly confident that he has been the subject of extensive screening in the past
     
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    Now, will Gallego run as well?
     
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    I think he will, but it would be really interesting if he didn’t.

     
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    314 Action is a PAC that tries to get scientists and engineers to run for office and had 9 of their candidates win in the last election. They have been trying to get him to run for awhile now. Glad to see that they finally won him over.
     
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    A real rocket scientist and ACTUAL patriot helping run the country.

    What a concept.
     
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    Narrator voice:

    Mark Kelly - why is he hiding in that ridiculous suit? What is he hiding? What doesn't he want Arizonians to know?

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    Mark Kelly. Bad for America. Bad for Arizona.

    /endcommercial
     
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    That he's literally peeing in his pants right about then.
     
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    Narrator voice:

    Mark Kelly is an illegal alien. Only Martha McSally can save Arizona. Donald Trump is on her side.

    Donald: That is a big beautiful helmet...Mark Kelly...that sounds like a made up name...border wall. Mark Kelly is MS-13...or Apollo 13...some big crowd I have here.

    Mark Kelly...coming to kill you and you family.

    /end commercial
     
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