UPDATED 7:08 AM PT — Tues. Nov. 20, 2018
Despite losing her election, Arizona Republican Martha McSally may still be finding herself headed to the Senate.
According to reports, Arizona’s Republican Senator Jon Kyl is considering stepping down from his current post. Kyl filled the seat of late-Senator John McCain, but his departure would open up a position for Arizona’s Governor Doug Ducey to fill.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is reportedly pushing for Ducey to nominate McSally for the position.
Kyl has been an outspoken supporter of McSally, and even campaigned for her in her failed bid against Democrat Kyrsten Sinema.
“Washington is broken because too many in power refuse to put our country first, that’s why we need strong leaders like Martha McSally in the Senate,” Senator Kyl stated in a campaign ad. “Martha is a patriot and a trailblazer — I’ve witnessed her character and commitment to our country first hand.”
If chosen for the spot, McSally would hold the position through 2020. She would then have to run in a special election to fill the remaining two years of McCain’s term.