Howard Fischer | Tucson Daily Star
PHOENIX — Arizona Republicans will have to have to look for someone new — with name recognition or access to cash — to run against Mark Kelly for U.S. Senate in 2022.
“The governor has said specifically he is not running for the United States Senate,” said C.J. Karamargin on Sunday for Gov. Doug Ducey.
Ducey met with Mitch McConnell, then Senate majority leader, when he was in Washington last week for the inauguration of President Biden. McConnell helped to raise money for Martha McSally’s bid to hang on to the U.S. Senate seat Ducey gave her in 2018. But Karamargin said the governor was chatting with McConnell about federal issues, including COVID-19.