Ex-as­tro­naut Kelly to run for US Se­nate seat

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Re­tired as­tro­naut Mark Kelly, who be­came a prom­i­nent gun-con­trol ad­vo­cate af­ter his wife, for­mer U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Gif­fords, was shot in a failed as­sas­si­na­tion at­tempt, an­nounced Tues­day he will run to fin­ish John McCain’s last term in the U.S. Se­nate.

If he wins the Demo­cratic nom­i­na­tion, Kelly would take on Repub­li­can Martha McSally in what is ex­pected to be a closely con­tested Se­nate race. Kelly de­scribed him­self as an in­de­pen­dent-minded cen­trist who will take a sci­en­tist’s data-driven ap­proach to solv­ing such is­sues as cli­mate change, wage stag­na­tion and health care af­ford­abil­ity.

Mark Kelly

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