McCain's Zero, JON KYL One.

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  1. steve4102

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    Jon Kyl, the former U.S. Senate minority whip, has been chosen to replace the late Sen. John McCain.

    Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced on Tuesday that Kyl, 76, will return to Capitol Hill to serve in McCain’s empty Senate seat until at least the end of the year.

    “There is no one in Arizona more prepared to represent our state in the U.S. Senate than Jon Kyl,” Ducey said in a statement. “He understands how the Senate functions and will make an immediate and positive impact benefiting all Arizonans. I am deeply grateful to Senator Kyl for agreeing to succeed his friend and college [sic] of so many years.”

    “Every single day that Jon Kyl represents Arizona in the United States Senate is a day when our state is being well-served,” Ducey added.

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    https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/04/...ush&utm_source=daily_caller&utm_campaign=push

    Why the "end of the year"?
    I thought this appointment was until 2020?
     
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    snerd Horselover Fat

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    76?! He won't last til the end of the year lol!!
     

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    I'm glad it wasn't his wife
     
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    Well, if he is only going to be a US Senator until the end of the year, then the Governor will Again have to make another appointment, think about that.
     
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    Way to ruin a Tuesday
     
  6. Biggsly

    Biggsly Good looking deplorable

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    It is sad, but America is better off without McCain
     
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    Wonder why only till the end of the year? Cannot the Governor's appointment last until the 2020 elections? Don
     
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    What’s Az law say about it. Can an appointee serve out the full remaining term or does it require a special ejection at earliest possible time???
     
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    In the following 36 states, the governor makes an appointment to fill a U.S. Senate vacancy, and the appointee serves until the next regularly-scheduled, statewide general election. The person elected at that next regularly-held general election serves for the remainder of the unexpired term, if any. If the term was set to expire at that general election, the person elected serves a full six-year term.

    Arkansas

    Kansas

    New Mexico

    Arizona (1)The 1 means that the person must be from the same political party by state law.
     
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    A good appointment to protect Arizona interests. If want to complain, tell us who you think would have better experience. I liked that someone asked what AZ law was on the replacement. Yep, understanding the procedure is way better than guessing.
     
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    michael_b Elementary, my dear Watson.

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    He serves until
    The splecial election in 2020. Kyle already said he will not run for the seat in 2020.
     
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    Good, if predictable, choice. Ducey could’ve used the choice to groom a more long term replacement though.
     
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    Very safe choice given the alternatives.
     
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    Pistolay Wut?

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    Kyl's the guy shepherding Kavanaugh through the Senate, so good call there.
     
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    He doesn't need to . “There is no one in Arizona more prepared to represent our state in the U.S. Senate than Jon Kyl...” Translation: He can go back to DC and sit around doing nothing to help anyone, except possibly himself, until the election. That's what they all do.
     
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    Thank you for my first chuckle of the day!
     
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    Even more glad it wasn't meghan.
     
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    Basically the powers behind the scenes couldn't agree on a good successor so the Gov punted.
     
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    Yup, that's what I thought, but the article says,