Climate Hawks vote endorses astronaut Mark Kelly for Arizona senate

  • Published on June 30th, 2020

The path to flipping the Senate, and knocking Mitch McConnell out of his post as Senate Majority Leader, runs full speed ahead through Arizona. That’s why we’re endorsing climate hawk Mark Kelly to be the next United States Senator representing Arizona.

Climate hawks vote endorses Mark Kelly for Arizona Senate

By RL Miller

Make no mistake, making Martha McSally a half-term senator is a top priority at Climate Hawks Vote. There is no path to ousting McConnell from his role as the Grim Reaper, and a climate bill passing the United States Senate, without at least 51 Democratic Senators, and that starts with replacing McSally. Arizona is a critical race. Kelly is terrific. McSally is a climate denier. Let’s get to work!

Can you donate to help elect Mark KellyMark Kelly and Gabby Giffords?

Mark, the astronaut husband of Rep. Gabby Giffords, is running unopposed in the primary.

  • He knows that climate-magnified Phoenix heatwaves literally kill Arizonans.
  • As an astronaut, he’s not only seen Earth from space, but he’s seen the devastation.
  • Stopping deforestation and wildfires are among Mark Kelly and solar energythe inspirations for his Senate run.
  • As a former engineer, he’ll respect science, whether climate science or epidemiology.
  • And he knows that Arizona could be building a lot more solar energy than it is now.

His opponent, Martha McSally, is a climate denier.

  • She’s already lost one expensive, high profile Senate race (against Kyrsten Sinema in 2018), then was appointed to finish the term of the late John McCain.
  • On March 6, as the coronavirus began its spread, she told Arizonans to “go on spring break.”
  • She uses her power on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee to push bills to make it easier for the federal government to transfer lands to state, local, and private interests – like oil, gas, and uranium companies.

Early polls generally show Mark with a lead, and he has a fundraising advantage, but Arizona is historically a red state. This will be one of the marquee Senate races of 2020.

Arizona is a must-win Senate race. Join the mission! Your support is critical. Please give what you can to help elect Mark Kelly.

Latest polling from FiveThirtyEight.com:

Added June 25, 2020

DATES POLLSTER SAMPLE RESULT NET RESULT
U.S. Senate
Ariz.
JUN 14-17, 2020
865 LV Kelly
49%
34%
McSally Kelly +15
U.S. Senate
Ariz.
JUN 8-16, 2020
650 RV Kelly
47%
38%
McSally Kelly +9

June 16, 2020

U.S. Senate
Ariz.
JUN 13-15, 2020
B/C

Civiqs

1,368 RV Kelly
51%
42%
McSally Kelly +9

June 3, 2020

U.S. Senate
Ariz.
MAY 30-JUN 2, 2020
1,002 RV Kelly
50%
37%
McSally Kelly +13

KEY

A = ADULTS

RV = REGISTERED VOTERS

V = VOTERS

LV = LIKELY VOTERS

About the Author

The chair of the Democratic Environmental Caucus, RL Miller also runs Climate Hawks Vote, which backs candidates for office who are serious about taking action on climate change. http://climatehawksvote.com/

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