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Former Astronaut Mark Kelly On His New Mission: Running For U.S. Senate

Arizona Edition Live

Show Number 38

One of the most closely watched races in the upcoming election season is the Senate race in Arizona. 

Martha McSally was appointed to the seat of the late John McCain in 2018 and just two years later she’ll have to win a Senate race for the first time to keep the seat.

Polling shows her possible general election opponent, Democratic Mark Kelly, the former astronaut, navy pilot, and political activist with a slight lead over McSally. 

On this episode of Arizona Edition Live, KAWC’s Lou Gum speaks with Kelly as the democratic candidate travels the state and hears from potential voters. He also addressed the issues on voter’s minds and how they are resonating with him.

Arizona Edition Live airs every Friday at 9:00 a.m. on KAWC 88.9 FM and It rebroadcasts Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m.

Lou grew up in Tucson and has a long family history in the state of Arizona. He began his public radio career in 1988 at KNAU in Flagstaff as a classical music DJ and has been hooked on public radio since, transitioning to news after trying his hand at several other careers in publishing and commercial broadcasting. Lou has a degree in American Studies from Arizona State University and was KAWC's Morning Edition host for two and half years before becoming News and Operations Director.
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