Arizona Governor Ducey Appoints Martha McSally to Fill Senate Term…

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.

“All her life, Martha has put service first — leading in the toughest of fights and at the toughest of times. She served 26 years in the military; deployed six times to the Middle East and Afghanistan; was the first woman to fly in combat and command a fighter squadron in combat; and she’s represented Southern Arizona in Congress for the past four years. 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. Senate. I thank her for taking on this significant responsibility and look forward to working with her and Senator-Elect Sinema to get positive things done.” ~ Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey

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100 Responses to Arizona Governor Ducey Appoints Martha McSally to Fill Senate Term…

  1. Nice little scam the UniParty ran in Arizona to keep Trump away from the magical 60 number.

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  2. 4gypsybreeze says:

    I follow Biggs and Ducey on Facebook and saw this earlier today.

    Now this should be fun! Started with a now lets compare. Simena had already said in Politico article interview she would not vote for Shumer. Ha…Ha…! Let’s keep score and see who does what they said they would! Right now I would say…Sinema is at -1.

    Love it…love it…love it!

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  3. givingconniptions says:

    Throw an election then Good ole’ boys GOP club gives you a seat anyway.

    McSally is probably McCain 2.0.

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  4. Johnny AA says:

    McSalley is a loser and a squish. Now she’s going to have to win two statewide election back-to-back. AZ really should be a conservative state, but the keep sending idiots to congress. WTH?

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  5. fleporeblog says:

    This woman got her ass handed to her by a liberal freak that Project Veritas exposed. She was the only candidate still able to win after that exposure (Sinema). McSally was a terrible candidate. Ducey won the State by over 12+ points while McSally lost.

    If she wants to be re-elected in 2020, she better stand polar opposite from Sinema. She has the fact our President is running for reelection in 2020 in her favor. He will spend a lot of time in Arizona. Will it be enough to carry her a$$. Time will tell.

    For those that think this will be an anchor on our President, I respectively disagree given the margin Ducey won by in November. Our President has a 54% approval rating in Arizona.

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    • 4gypsybreeze says:

      Yes, but a LOT of questionable behavior in Arizona voting during the mid-terms! Texas and other states were prepared more than Arizona was for voter fraud!

      I only know one person here in my neck of the woods that did not vote straight Republican. He was for Kelli Ward and got butt hurt when she didn’t win. Good grief, wonder if she will try for the third time–I hope not!

      Everyone else is like—no way McSally didn’t win!

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      • Mr. T. says:

        Kelli Ward really blew it, especially right after Flakey Flake announced he wasn’t running for reelection. Our course we all know it was because of his single digit approval numbers and the fact that he had fallen our of grace with the state GOP. That being said, Kelli Ward should have had people in place to take advantage of that, especially when it came to fundraising and she didn’t. I think she was too sure of herself. Also, I believe the GOP put former Sheriff Joe Arpaio up to running in the primary, just to take votes away from Ward, ensuring that McSally would win last August. McSally was much better funded and got the GOP to back her, something that Ward should have done. Ward is now running to be the new head of the Arizona GOP, which may help win her support should she make a run again for office.

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        • jackphatz says:

          I was just going to ask what had happened with Ward.

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        • 4gypsybreeze says:

          For my 5th–or is it 6th time. Look at the AZ Primary results!
          McSally- 196,452
          Arpaio – 76,517
          Ward – 109,105

          Even if you added Arpaio 76,517
          Ward 109,107
          Total 185,622
          Martha STILL had more votes by over 10K than the two of them combined!

          This is the SECOND time that Kelli Ward has lost! Good grief how many times does Ward have to lose before she gets a clue! She lost the first time with the moniker Chem-trail Kelli–don’t think she will ever live down that moniker!

          Enough already!

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          • Mr. T. says:

            4gypsybreeze, have a drink before you blow a gasket. Let me explain it to you. There were a lot of voters, including myself, who were going to vote for Ward. We didn’t because we recognized what the GOP was doing by running Arpaio in the primary, making it a three way race. Putting it another way that hopefully you’ll understand, Ward may have gotten more votes from those of us who were going to vote for her had Sheriff Joe not run, but we just decided to go with the path of least resistance. Had Ward gotten those votes, added in with Sheriff Joe’s votes, I’m sure the total of votes would have been more than what McSally got. Still wouldn’t have made a difference. Kelli Ward blew it. She ran a very weak campaign and got a little flakey right before the primary and that really hurt her in the polls.

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          • rmnewt says:

            Mr T and others have made many good points about Kelli. Let me add that the AZ GOP establishment and money men feared Kelli both from her principled positions as well as a her independence. She didnt need the job and in fact it would be a step backward. But Kelli felt compelled to go to DC and fight against ACA and the conservative principles of smaller gov and draining the swamp. The uniparty cant stand that so we’ve seen steady attacks on truly conservative candidates.
            Rationalizing the outcome in the absence of these major factors is just plain naive and counter to the true conservative candidates we need.

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        • WSB says:

          Ward was just another UniParty horrible candidate.

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      • MAGAbear says:

        The problem with the voter fraud angle costing McSally the race is why then did Ducey win by so much? Did the vote cheaters split their tickets? Unlikely.

        McSally was just a poor candidate.

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      • fleporeblog says:

        Yet Ducey won by such a large margin compared to her? Arizonians didn’t care for her or her message. We are talking about 350K vote difference.

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      • Newton Love says:

        > “… Kelli Ward and got butt hurt when she didn’t win. Good grief, wonder if she will try for the third time–I hope not! …”

        Kelli Ward will run against Sinema, and stomp her.

        gypsy, who else would you run against the incumbent Sinema?

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    • MelH says:

      Hey, it was going to be McSally or Cindy McCain. We won, is how I look at it.

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  6. Jack says:

    At least she knows how to fly unlike her predecessor.

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  7. Uncompliant says:

    Well, she can’t be as bad as you-know-who, right? riiight??? RIGHT??!!

    Sigh… but this was predicted, so no surprise.

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  8. Uncompliant says:

    It is actually worse than we think; McSally was so bad in 2016, she’ll be just as bad in 2020. McSally will surely win the GOP primary, so the GOPe in Arizona are essentially gifting this Senate seat to the Dems for 2020.

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  9. f.fernandez says:

    I’m not sure how to feel about this. Clearly there was election fraud but unlike Florida, she didn’t challenge it.

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    • paper doll says:

      I believe she knew she’d get this seat. Why fight when you are getting another seat without fighting. Her concession vid with her dog looked like a infomercial. She didn’t seem bothered at all.

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  10. 4gypsybreeze says:

    Check your facts Vor Daj!

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    • 4gypsybreeze says:

      No seriously. I am not a shill for McSally. Just think you should look up her voting record. And blood pressure is fine…thank you very much. Just irritating when people spout off and not have facts. So…..check her record if you would please!

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  11. KnowSERENoFear says:

    Good luck Arizona! There’s plenty of jobs, homes, and available sensible Americans elsewhere in the US.

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    • 4gypsybreeze says:

      Not worried about McSally. She got slapped down by media for saying that California should not be a sanctuary states because the illegals just make their way to Arizona. Good for her!

      What I am worried about are all the retirement communities springing up big time and all the people from the Liberal states moving here. Also, the snowbirds from the liberal states coming here and voting illegally.

      Just look at the map. California on one side….New Mexico on the other. Both blue states. And then to the south—Mexico!

      Unless something is done about illegal voting….yup….not looking good!

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      • Newton Love says:

        > “… Unless something is done about illegal voting…”

        The DoJ should cross check the names and addresses of all voters with the eVerify database, and indict the illegal voters on a Federal charge of Voter Fraud.

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  12. Mr. T. says:

    Let me tell those of you who don’t live here in Arizona, just how disgusted that many of us who do live here are with Governor Ducey. John McCain is dead. Had the bastard done the right thing and resigned/retired last year when he knew he had terminal brain cancer, or even earlier this year, we could have already had the special election. Anyway, apparently McSally had to kneel and kiss the ring for Cindy McCain, because of how unhappy she and the McCain family were over McSally’s failure to give tribute to the military funding bill that was passed which was named in Dead McCain’s honor. Excuse me while I go barf. Got news for Ducey, Cindy McCain ain’t running the show. She didn’t inherit the office formerly held by her now late husband. There was NO reason for Ducey to check with or get Cindy McCain’s approval of whomever the governor was going to appoint to fill Dead McCain’s seat. I am so sick and tired of this stupid, butt kissing stuff that Ducey does. Google Cindy McCain from when she was a drug addict and what illegal things she did to feed her drug habit. It’s pretty disgusting if you ask me.

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  13. Avi says:

    stop all the attacks.
    Had she won after Trumps rallies you would all be praising her.

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    • MAGAbear says:

      And if pigs had wings they would fly. She didn’t win because she wasn’t a good candidate.

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      • covfefe999 says:

        It was a very close race. Trump did not win Arizona by much in 2016.

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      • Remington..... says:

        I’ll never forget the night she was on Lou Dobbs. Lou asked her point blank if she would support PT. She didn’t answer. Lou asked her three times ! No response.

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        • Mike says:

          Ah! Someone else that remembers her Lou Dobbs disaster. The moment I decided I don’t like this swamper. Sorry Avi, I wouldn’t praise her if she managed to get 90% of the vote after seeing her crash and burn on Lou Dobbs twice.

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    • Mr. T. says:

      Avi, I voted for McSally, reluctantly of course, but I still voted for her. She had better get her shit together and BE, not just act, like the real conservative she claims to be.

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  14. Bull Durham says:

    I may have this incorrect, but I think he admitted he voted Hillary.
    He certainly was the key vote that killed destroying Obamacare. And he gave the finger to all MAGA and Americans.

    McCain was a swine.

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  15. Tiffthis says:

    Watch she votes just like McCain as well.

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  16. MAGAbear says:

    You have to be a very weak candidate to have the background that McSally has and still lose to a bi-sexual Wiccan in Arizona. So of course the GOP gives her a promotion!

    Maybe someone can convince former Coyotes NHL player Shane Doan to run for the seat. Not sure if he became a US citizen yet (Canadian), but there’s a solid dude!

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  17. Curt says:

    McSally was an anti Trump Republican who, at one time, was vehemently against him. I believe she will be a RINO of the McCain variety. The problem is not the Democratic party. The problem is the Republican party that cannot stand together and support this president. This has been the problem and will continue to be the problem. The Republican Party. As disgusting as the Democrats are they stick together like a bunch of thieves. Donald Trump has alluded to this in the past. The Republicans (not all) continue to be a self serving party with no backbone or courage of conviction. It’s sickening.

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  18. Ronna Romney McDaniel’s celebratory tweet was telling. Trump need to separate himself from her and start taking a harder look at who he surrounds himself with. His gut instincts, like the wall, shut down, and Space Command being a forth branch, are being thwarted. It’s not good, and now we have McSally getting another chance to lose a Senate race to a leftist.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      now we have McSally getting another chance to lose a Senate race to a leftist.

      Well, that isn’t quite right. There will be an election in 2020 for that seat. McSally doesn’t need to be the only GOP candidate. But if she does well in the next 2 years and raises her profile by being a staunch Trump ally with some notable accomplishments, she might just win.

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      • rmnewt says:

        she got stomped in her former congressional district so if that past performance foreshadows the 2020 senate race we’re in trouble.

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      • Mike says:

        I saw her on Lou Dobbs and she was a embarrassment. Probably the worst guest of 2018. Knew it was going to go wrong seeing what a lightweight she was. It was obvious before Lou ripped into her and the sad part is she thought it was going so well. Another appearance was right before the election and was also very bad but Lou let it slide since it was close to the election. McSally comes off like an actor. Imagine being dropped off in a foreign country and told you’re with this party. You’d be like ok what do you stand for? That’s the sense I got out of her. She’s comes off like a nihilist on talking points. So getting better? Unlikely.

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  19. Lernie Wojack says:

    Would you commenters have preferred ducey appoint Jeff flake? I thought this was good news

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  20. kltk1 says:

    Nice scam McConnell pulled off here. Run McCSally to take out Kelly Ward, a Trump/Tea Party Republican, then lose the election to the Democrat and have the governor appoint you anyway all to deny a Tea Party/Trump supporting candidate to the Senate.

    At the very least this shows the willingness of the UniParty rats to give up a seat to deny anyone who doesn’t fully support the Uniparty. This isn’t how it’s supposed to work, folks and the only fix is to get involved.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Kelli Ward killed her own campaign. She ended up with only 28% of the votes in the primary. GOP voters didn’t like her. You can blame McConnell but it’s the voters who chose McSally.

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    • lemmus1 says:

      …Jeff Flake ran as the original Tea Partier and won …how did that work out for us? … any way you cut it, McSally is a conservative pubbie, not a Dem …we will find out soon enough if she is a deplorable …in the meantime, we continue eating our own

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      • Mike says:

        Tea Party was full of opportunists. I knew that from day one. Something the faithful never acknowledged. Many were a hodgepodge of society that could not get anyone above county commissioner to return their phone calls. Others were looking to expand their base and get fence sitters to the polls (Rubio, Toomey, Flake). They saw an opportunity and took it. Any new thing will be full of scammers no matter if it’s real estate booms, oil booms, tech companies, ect. But McSally will prove to be no conservative. Probably doesn’t matter either way cause I don’t see her terrible personality going far.

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  21. GB Bari says:

    I’m of the “wait and see” mindset re. McSally. She has everything to gain if she has an epiphany and starts aligning with MAGA but she can disappear into the dustibn if she doesn’t. Dicey has made his choice so now her record in office begins.

    Arizona is steadily turning blue as more and more progressives from CA and elsewhere move to Phoenix and Tucson and ther suburbs. So if nothing changes, despite the state legislature currently being Republican, AZ will not be as easy to retain on the Republican side of the congressional aisles in the future.

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  22. Jedi9 says:

    This was all predictable right? To put another neocon in office? Why should we rejoice or be surprised?

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  23. kea says:

    She lost but gained a seat anyway? Ok….

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  24. Piggy says:

    And this is how you know our elections are rigged…

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  25. Piggy says:

    And this is how you know our elections are rigged…

    Stating numbers, if’s, and but’s doesn’t change the fact the elections are rigged…they will pick who they want, they will continue to pass or keep dumb voting laws that can be exploited, and as long this keeps going on we will continue to get played.

    McSally will be a disaster. She ran a dumb campaign without saying anything either good nor inflammatory. This was intentionally done because she knew this would happen.

    To these people the enemy isn’t the other political parties it’s us.

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  26. Gadney says:

    Here we go again.

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  27. Newton Love says:

    > “Out with the male Flake and in with the female Flake. …”

    We heard your negativity in your previous six posts.
    We get that you hate McSally.
    Give it a rest already.

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  28. L4grasshopper says:

    A year ago AZ was represented in the Senate by a hateful NeverTrumper RINO (McCain), and a looney NeverTrumper (Flake).

    In a couple weeks it will be represented by a flaming Leftist (Sinema) and a female version of Flake.

    Still can’t decide if it got worse, or better, or it’s a wash……

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    • bessie2003 says:

      And yet, I’m appreciative that it’s not the widow McCain. It gives Arizona a couple years to figure out what Arizona really wants.

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  29. Fools Gold says:

    What’s wrong with Sally? (Sarc)

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  30. azchick says:

    I heard Megan McCain is getting ready to run in the primary against McSally. McCain single-handedly ruined the GOP in AZ. I want the party of Goldwater back and the McCain machine crushed.

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  31. Our modern-day Benedict Arnold strikes at us one last time from beyond the grave. The AZ midterm election was rigged 100% to obtain this outcome. AZ Republicans didn’t fight hard enough to get a decent MAGA candidate in the primaries that everyone could rally to and so the McCain machine candidate won, who then dutifully lost to the fem-commie in the General with a generous dollop of fraud to grease the wheels. Aaand here we are. This McSally is going to make a nice heap of cash money selling us out for 2 years so she can lose to a Dem or fricking Cindy McStain. You get paid real well to throw these elections, just like they do it throwing games in sports.

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  32. TwoLaine says:

    I heard she had to kiss the ring 1st.

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