BREAKING: McSally Locked, Loaded and Ready For 2020 Run – Well, Definitely Loaded


Outgoing Rep. Martha McSally is locked, loaded and ready for another run at a U.S. Senate seat from Arizona. Or, at a minimum, she is loaded. The former fighter pilot, who narrowly lost an expensive campaign to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, keeps more than $1M in the McSally For Senate bank account.

Considering  she spent more than $19.7M on the race against fellow Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, keeping approximately 5% in the tank may not seem like much. But, given that there is already pressure on Governor Doug Ducey to appoint her to take Sen. Jon Kyl’s place serving out the term for the late Sen. John McCain, having a significant head start has already increased speculation that she will soon join Sinema in the Senate.

The ongoing war-chest numbers come from the campaign’s latest FEC filing, which can be found here. For comparison, the Sinema campaign has $212k in the tank, although she will not be running for re-election until 2024.

We have requested a response from the McSally campaign, and will update as needed.

This article was initially published at, and was contributed by Arizona attorney Paul Weich.

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  1. I don’t understand why she gets to keep the money. Shouldn’t she be returning the funds?

  2. McSally lost by almost 56,000 votes statewide. Sinema got 1,191,100 or 49.96% to McSally’s 1,135,200 votes, 47.61%. Apparently Gov. Ducey has many people to choose from as U.S. Senator (when Senator Kyl steps down): Kirk Adams, Bill Montgomery, Martha McSally,and perhaps even his friend Lea Marquez Peterson. If the Governor appoints someone else than McSally, she will likely run for that seat in 2020 as suggested here, esp. since she is “loaded”.

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