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Kelly Win in Arizona Brings Dems Closer to Senate Control
Kelly Win in Arizona Brings
Dems Closer to Senate Control
ELECTION 2022

Kelly Win in Arizona Brings Dems Closer to Senate Control

Party now needs to win in either Nevada or Georgia to retain control of chamber

(Newser) - Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly won his bid for reelection Friday in the crucial swing state of Arizona, defeating Republican venture capitalist Blake Masters to put his party one victory away from clinching control of the chamber for the next two years of Joe Biden’s presidency. With Vice President Kamala...

Potential Spoiler Drops Out of Arizona Senate Race

Marc Victor gave his endorsement to Republican Blake Masters

(Newser) - Libertarian Marc Victor announced Tuesday that he’s ending his campaign for US Senate in Arizona, cancelling his role as a potential spoiler in a race that now pits Republican Blake Masters against Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Kelly. Per the New York Times , Victor endorsed Masters and posted a video...

New Poll Assesses 4 Key Senate Races
New Poll
Assesses
4 Key
Senate Races

New Poll Assesses 4 Key Senate Races

Democrats lead in 3, including Pennsylvania, and are deadlocked in Nevada, per 'NYT' data

(Newser) - The midterms are just eight days away, and new polls continue to roll out—including a major one from the New York Times and Siena College. It looks at four key Senate races and finds that Democrats hold slim leads in three, with the last one deadlocked.
  • Arizona: Democratic Sen.
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In Arizona Senate Race, Good News for Republicans

Contest with Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly is now a toss-up, according to two election forecasters

(Newser) - Another closely watched race in the upcoming midterms has shifted in the direction of Republicans. The Cook Political Report on Thursday moved the Senate race in Arizona from "lean Democrat" to "toss-up," and Politico did the same in its own forecast . The race features Democratic incumbent Mark...

Election Deniers Win Their Arizona Primaries

Trump pick Blake Masters will face incumbent Mark Kelly in Nov.; Mark Finchem wins SoS nom

(Newser) - It was a big night in Arizona for GOP candidates endorsed by former President Trump. First, Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly will be facing off in November against Trump pick Blake Masters, who got the ex-president's thumbs-up in June. First-time political candidate Masters, who has also received support from Silicon...

Mark Kelly Sworn In as Newest Senator
Mark Kelly Joins the Senate

Mark Kelly Joins the Senate

Retired astronaut sworn in by Mike Pence

(Newser) - There is an astronaut in the Senate again. Sen. Mark Kelly, who flipped the Arizona seat held by Republican Sen. Martha McSally in a special election last month, was sworn in Wednesday to serve the remaining two years of late Sen. John McCain's term, CNN reports. He was sworn...

The Scenario in Which Kelly Could Stop Trump's Pick

Arizona's race is a special election, and GOP agrees winner can take office quickly

(Newser) - "I believe the people elected to the presidency and Senate in November should fill this vacancy," Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly said in a statement Saturday about choosing the next US Supreme Court justice. Similar statements by other Senate candidates this fall wouldn't mean much, because they wouldn'...

Mark Kelly Apologizes for Joke About His Brother

Former astronaut made the comments in an appearance before Boy Scouts

(Newser) - Mark Kelly, a retired astronaut and current Senate candidate in Arizona, said Thursday that he's sorry for a joke he made two years ago. The joke centered on the physiological changes in his twin brother, Scott, after he returned from a year in space, the Hill reports. Mark Kelly...

He Once Set His Sights on Stars. Now, the Senate

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly to run for US Senate out of Arizona

(Newser) - Retired astronaut Mark Kelly has announced his "next mission"—and it's an ambitious, albeit earthbound, one. "I care about people. I care about the state of Arizona. I care about this nation. So because of that, I've decided I'm launching a campaign for the...

Rep Pulls Gun While Meeting With Gun-Control Advocates

'I'm not going to be a Gabby Giffords'

(Newser) - A Republican lawmaker in South Carolina took out a loaded pistol while arguing with constituents pushing for better gun control Friday, the Washington Post reports. "I'm not going to be a Gabby Giffords," Rep. Ralph Norman tells the Post and Courier , adding, "I don’t mind...

They Had the Same DNA. Then One Spent a Year in Space

A fascinating look at the case of identical twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly

(Newser) - NASA is pointing to the "stresses of space travel" as the factor behind a fascinating phenomenon involving the only pair of identical twin astronauts in history. Per Live Science , even though Scott and Mark Kelly once boasted the same DNA makeup, Scott's nearly yearlong trip on the International...

Gen. Petraeus, Astronaut Mark Kelly Form Gun-Control Group

They want stricter background-check laws

(Newser) - Former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus and former astronaut Mark Kelly have teamed up to create a new gun-control group, the Hill reports. The Veterans Coalition for Common Sense was announced Friday with the goal of implementing tougher rules for background checks and reducing suicides among veterans. "[Veterans] have...

Astronaut Scott Kelly Grew 2 Inches in Space

But the effect is temporary

(Newser) - NASA will be studying how Scott Kelly's body reacted to almost a year in space, using his twin brother Mark Kelly, who stayed on Earth, as a control. One big difference to note right away: The brothers will no longer be the same height, as they were before Scott...

What Astronaut Scott Kelly Will Do as Soon as He Lands

His record-breaking trip was amazing

(Newser) - Scott Kelly has been hurtling through the cosmos on the International Space Station for nearly a year (340 days to be exact—a record), but on Tuesday, the NASA astronaut and his partner, Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, will finally head home. ScienceAlert has the emotional video of Kelly handing the...

Astronaut Scott Kelly Begins Historic Mission

He will spend a year in space, longest ever for US

(Newser) - Scott Kelly blasted off on a space mission today that won't end until around this time next year. Kelly will spend 342 days aboard the International Space Station, the longest mission by far ever undertaken by a US astronaut, reports CNN . Kelly was riding up in a Russian rocket...

Giffords Fires Gun for First Time Since Being Shot

She and Mark Kelly are on gun control tour

(Newser) - Gabrielle Giffords kicked off her seven-day, seven-state "Rights and Responsibilities Tour" for gun control by firing a gun for the first time since she was shot by Jared Lee Loughner, Politico reports. The former congresswoman, aided by husband Mark Kelly, took one shot with a handgun at a Las...

Gun Store to Mark Kelly: No AR-15 Purchase for You

Sends him refund, won't give him firearm

(Newser) - Well, so much for that: Mark Kelly recently went to an Arizona gun store to buy an AR-15, his goal being to show how easy it is to procure one ... but now the gun store won't give it to him. After buying the gun, Kelly told CNN , "It...

Giffords to Get JFK Courage Award

Caroline Kennedy will present it in May

(Newser) - Gabby Giffords has been named this year's recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award for her advocacy on reducing gun violence . JFK daughter Caroline Kennedy will present the award to Giffords at a May 5 ceremony. "Instead of retreating following the tragic shooting that ended...

SOTU Guests: Ted Nugent, Mohawk Guy

A look at who will be attending tonight's State of the Union address

(Newser) - Who will be sitting in the audience when President Obama gives his State of the Union address tonight? Well, not everyone will be a fan:
  • Ted Nugent will be there as a guest of Rep. Steve Stockman, Talking Points Memo reports. Nugent wants to "counter the scams and lies
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Giffords Preps for New Battle: Gun Control

Husband Mark Kelly helps her fill in the gaps

(Newser) - Gabrielle Giffords seems an unlikely advocate for gun control, considering she hardly eeks out two-word answers in an interview about her future. "A little," she says of missing Washington; "wasteland," she quips about her least-favorite place. But that very strain could make the former Democratic lawmaker...

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