Phoenix, AZ- Recently re-elected Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey (R-AZ), told members of the press on Friday that he would not rule out Jeff Flake (R-AZ) as a possible successor to current stand-in Senator, John Kyl (R-AZ), who took over the Senate seat of John McCain (R-AZ), who passed away earlier this year after a battle with a brain tumor.
“I am aware that Senator Flake chose not to run for re-election this term because of the political climate,” the Governor said from the steps of the capitol building. “That being said, political winds have a tendency to change directions without warning. Ideally, I’d love to go with Martha (McSally (R-AZ)), but after her recent defeat, I think that it would be irresponsible not to at least keep one “moderate” candidate on standby, just in case the winds shift towards pragmatism and bipartisanship. According to Jon (Kyl), he plans on stepping down after the 2019 congressional term, so we’ve got some time before we have to make that decision.” Read more Jeff Flake May Return to Senate in 2020