Friday, June 23, 2017

Kirkpatrick to form exploratory committee for CD2 run

It has been rumored for weeks that Ann Kirkpatrick is considering a run in CD2 for 2018. Now it’s more than a rumor. Joe Ferguson at the Daily Star reports Kirkpatrick considers CD2 run, forms exploratory committee. It’s shaping up to be a crowded field of Dems seeking to challenge Martha McSally, the current Republican Rep for CD2.

Kirkpatrick, who recently moved to Tucson, told the Arizona Daily Star on Wednesday she will form an exploratory committee ahead of a run for the Democratic nomination next year.

In November [2018], the Democratic winner will face Republican U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, who is in her second term as the CD2 representative. The district is expected to draw the national spotlight in the 2018 midterms since the election will likely be a close race that both national parties think they can win.

If Kirkpatrick opts to get in the race, she faces a crowded primary field. There are eight Democrats who have either announced they are running or are testing the waters for a primary run.

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