Doug Ducey Will Not Be Running For Senate

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Sanaya Gupta

Doug Ducey (R) is the current governor of Arizona. He took office on Jan. 5, 2015 and was re-elected in 2018. His second term ends Jan. 1, 2023. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has tried to recruit Ducey to run for Senate to go against Senator Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), however Ducey has decided to not run. 

McConnell and others have been trying to convince Ducey to take on Kelly in the Senate election in the fall. If Ducey were to take Kelly’s seat, Republicans would have the Senate majority. They have also had unsuccessful attempts to get New Hampshire’s Governor, Chris Sununu (R), and Maryland’s Governor, Larry Hogan (R), to run in their state’s senate elections as well.

Ducey explains his reasoning to not run by writing, “Right now I have the job I want, and my intention is to close my years of service to Arizona with a very productive final legislative session…”

While McConnell and other Republican senators have been trying to convince Ducey to run for senator, former president, Donald Trump, has repeatedly insulted the governor due to Ducey’s lack of action on the election fraud conspiracies spread by Trump.

Even though Ducey has decided not to run he says he will be supporting whoever is running. “Rest assured, I am fully committed to helping elect a Republican US Senator from Arizona. Given what’s happening in Washington it’s imperative for our party to take back both the Senate and U.S. House to act as a constitutional brake on the excesses and bad policies of the Biden Administration.,” says Ducey.