Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018
Jon Kyl named McCain’s replacement
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Former U.S. Senator Jon Kyl has been announced and confirmed as McCain’s replacement for the senate seat, according to tweets posted by Sen. Jeff Flake, Cindy McCain, and Gov. Doug Ducey.
Governor Ducey has selected Senator Jon Kyl as Senator McCain’s replacement. What an excellent choice! There is no one more qualified and Arizona is well served. Kudos to Senator Kyl for his willingness to serve once again.
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) September 4, 2018
Sen. Jon Kyl will come out of retirement to serve at least through the end of the year. He retired as a senator in 2013. A press conference being held today will provide further details.
I am deeply grateful to Senator Kyl for agreeing to succeed his friend and colleague of so many years. Every single day that Jon Kyl represents #Arizona in the U.S. Senate is a day our state is well-served. #KylforAZ #KavanaughConfirmation https://t.co/e6zHvEOk5O
— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) September 4, 2018