Retired astronaut Mark Kelly announces 2020 Senate bid for McCain seat

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly announced Tuesday that he will run for the late Sen. John McCain’s Arizona Senate seat in 2020 to finish the term.

Kelly, who came into the national spotlight when his wife, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was shot in a failed assassination attempt, will seek to take on Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., who was appointed to McCain’s seat last year after she was narrowly defeated by now-Sen.

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Democratic senator Amy Klobuchar announces 2020 run for president

Senator Amy Klobuchar, of Minnesota, has joined the crowded field of Democratic candidates for 2020 that includes a historic number of women seeking the presidency.

On a freezing day in Minnesota on Sunday, Klobuchar launched her campaign to an enthusiastic and warmly dressed crowd of supporters sipping on the hot cocoa and munching the cookies provided.

Reuters -
Senator Amy Klobuchar expected to join widening presidential field

(Reuters) - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is expected to enter the 2020 presidential race on Sunday, becoming the first moderate in an increasingly crowded field of Democrats vying to challenge Republican President Donald Trump.

Klobuchar, 58, now in her third six-year term as a senator for Minnesota, will seek to position herself as a contrast to Trump, who is expected to be the Republican candidate in the November 2020 election, focusing on both policy differences but also style and tact.

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