This is a surprise. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) announced this morning that she will run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Arizona’s angry old man, Neocon war monger Sen. John “Surge” McCain. Here is the email sent to Democratic leadership (modified).
This also means that Democrats need to recruit a candidate for CD 1, which may look quite a bit different after the U.S. Supreme Court announces its decision in Arizona’s redistricting case.
I’m running for U.S. Senate.
I wanted you to be one of the first to hear it. And I wanted you to hear it straight from me.
I’ve lived in Arizona my whole life. I’ve seen it go through boom-and-bust cycles, and I see opportunities ahead. Our state is changing. And I think Arizonans deserve a real choice in the next election.
I’ve got a vision for the future of Arizona — and it’s all about jobs. I know this isn’t going to be an easy race. But I’ve got my boots on, my sleeves are rolled up, and I’m ready to work.
I’m proud to have you with me. Your support over the years has made Team Kirkpatrick a force to be reckoned with. Today, I’m hoping you can take it to the next level.
I’ve always worked to put Arizona first. And I’m excited to bring that work to the United States Senate.
Thank you, as always, for standing with me.
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