Posted January 18, 2019 1:00 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

Ever since his wife, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), was shot, Mark Kelly has been an anti-gun crusader.

He hasn’t been a particularly talented one, mind you. Nor has he been a particularly effective one, from what most anyone can see. Still, he persists with his efforts.

However, it looks like the former astronaut is looking to make himself far more effective by challenging Republican Martha McSally for her Arizona Senate seat.

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly is taking steps toward a bid against Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) in 2020, identifying potential staffers and strategists and meeting with Democrats around Arizona — though his allies say no final decision has been made.

Democratic sources said Kelly, the husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D), has been calling and meeting with top Democratic activists in Arizona since late last year. He has identified a campaign manager, according to two of those sources, and he is working with one of Arizona’s top Democratic strategists as he considers his future.

Kelly has met with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D) and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), who heads the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, to discuss a possible campaign.

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Source:: Bearing Arms

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