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Woot! Retired astronaut Mark Kelly running for Senate in Arizona (Original Post) octoberlib Feb 2019 OP
FANTASTIC!!!! hlthe2b Feb 2019 #1
A million WOOTS! Dennis Donovan Feb 2019 #2
So do I!!! Rebl2 Feb 2019 #13
Oh that is good news! wildflower Feb 2019 #3
Thanks Mark Kelly! panader0 Feb 2019 #4
K & R justie18 Feb 2019 #10
The video on his new website made me cry! madaboutharry Feb 2019 #5
k&r bigtree Feb 2019 #6
This is great news! Mark Kelly would be an awesome addition to the US Senate FakeNoose Feb 2019 #7
I can't vote for him, but I like what I've seen of him as an astronaut. LakeSuperiorView Feb 2019 #8
Now THAT is a Senate campaign I will be suporting! n/t DFW Feb 2019 #9
Can you imagine how many others Cha Feb 2019 #20
Probably a few DFW Feb 2019 #21
Awesomely, incredibly Cha Feb 2019 #22
And, for once (sound the trumpets) DFW Feb 2019 #23
He'll be running against newly appointed Sen. Martha McSally DesertRat Feb 2019 #11
Well said, DesertRat! Cha Feb 2019 #19
McNasty enid602 Feb 2019 #35
I'll have to inform my sister... Wounded Bear Feb 2019 #12
Me, too wryter2000 Feb 2019 #27
She sounds kind of pumped about it... Wounded Bear Feb 2019 #28
Later on, he will Scarsdale Feb 2019 #14
thats great jcgoldie Feb 2019 #15
Damn... he'll be tough to beat. tinrobot Feb 2019 #16
He is a stong candidate and McSally already lost once. Demsrule86 Feb 2019 #17
This will mean she lost both seats from Arizona, right? Wounded Bear Feb 2019 #29
That would be so awesome for Ms. Liar McSally of the "let's get rid of th ACA" Demsrule86 Feb 2019 #38
Bye Bye Martha, you are outta there....you are going to get creamed in this race. sunonmars Feb 2019 #18
ImWithHim oasis Feb 2019 #24
Excellent news! Duppers Feb 2019 #25
Yay!!! wryter2000 Feb 2019 #26
Excellent! nocoincidences Feb 2019 #30
He is such a good man .... CatMor Feb 2019 #31
Navy vs Airforce aviators. Dog fight. Sneederbunk Feb 2019 #32
I'll take the Navy Airdale in that fight. TomSlick Feb 2019 #36
Kelly is the kind of candidate we need to find to run for President, a clear hero, a man of science beachbum bob Feb 2019 #33
Kelly Would do an Incredible Job! dlk Feb 2019 #34
Any honest chance to pick-up a Senate seat!! TomSlick Feb 2019 #37

hlthe2b

(102,613 posts)
1. FANTASTIC!!!!
Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:08 AM
Feb 2019

I hope to hell AZ realizes what a tremendous opportunity they have in Kelly's announcement to run.

Rebl2

(13,638 posts)
13. So do I!!!
Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:09 AM
Feb 2019

I’ve been wishing the last few years he would run for office. So pleased it is finally happening!

justie18

(169 posts)
10. K & R
Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:50 AM
Feb 2019

I am a resident of Southern AZ and will never forget that horrible day. Gabby was a wonderful congresswoman to all of her constituents, Democrat and Republican. Mark Kelly has been such a devoted husband, a true example of leadership we need back in Washington.

FakeNoose

(32,964 posts)
7. This is great news! Mark Kelly would be an awesome addition to the US Senate
Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:40 AM
Feb 2019

Best of luck to Mark Kelly and the Arizona Dems!

DFW

(54,558 posts)
23. And, for once (sound the trumpets)
Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:31 PM
Feb 2019

A refreshing new Democratic candidate running for something OTHER than the presidency!

Maybe he will start a precedent!

DesertRat

(27,995 posts)
11. He'll be running against newly appointed Sen. Martha McSally
Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:03 AM
Feb 2019

‪We’ll match their military pilot and raise them an astronaut.

Scarsdale

(9,426 posts)
14. Later on, he will
Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:11 AM
Feb 2019

make a fine president. Brains, integrity, honesty and valor. He would be terrific. Unlike the gop, we democratic voters do not scrape the bottom of the slime barrel to elect a president to represent us.

jcgoldie

(11,668 posts)
15. thats great
Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:17 AM
Feb 2019

I don't know anything about Arizona politics, but I can't imagine he won't be a strong candidate!

CatMor

(6,212 posts)
31. He is such a good man ....
Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:08 PM
Feb 2019

his bravery as an astronaut and the total dedication to his wife are a combination that can't be beat. Also, he is very smart. Wish I could vote for him.

TomSlick

(11,170 posts)
36. I'll take the Navy Airdale in that fight.
Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:10 PM
Feb 2019

The Air Force is a fine organization, if you don't want to be in the military. Sorry, the old Army guy couldn't resist.

I'm miles away from Arizona but I just made a contribution.

 

beachbum bob

(10,437 posts)
33. Kelly is the kind of candidate we need to find to run for President, a clear hero, a man of science
Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:22 PM
Feb 2019

and owed nobody anything. Above all, not a politician.

There are other Kelly's to be found

TomSlick

(11,170 posts)
37. Any honest chance to pick-up a Senate seat!!
Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:17 PM
Feb 2019

Contributions can be made through Act Blue - just saying.

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