Looks like the competition is heating up in for the Democratic primary election in the swing state of Arizona. Mark Kelly is a former astronaut and husband to past Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords. Kelly has announced he will run for the Senate seat that use to belong to John McCain.
“I care about people, I care about the state of Arizona, I care about this nation, so because of that, I’ve decided that I’m launching the campaign for the United States Senate,” Kelly said in the video.
Mark Kelly is a strong advocate for strict gun control policy since the attempt on his wife’s life back in 2011. It looks like he may be a good candidate to flip the Senate seat from red to blue after the recent success of Democrats in Arizona.
In 2011, Giffords was shot in the head at point-blank range as she began her third term in the House. The shooting took place during a public event where six people died and 13 were injured.