District 1 Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, a Flagstaff Democrat, announced Tuesday that she will seek her party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate seat now held by John McCain, a Republican.
“I love this state, and I’ve worked hard all my life to put Arizona first,” Kirkpatrick said. “From the timber towns of the White Mountains to the tech hubs of Phoenix and Tucson, we are working to build a strong, diverse economy. I’m fighting for Arizona every single day, and I’d be humbled to represent our state in the United States Senate.”
McCain has held the seat since 1986, and has announced he will seek re-election in 2016.