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Senate 2020: With Record Heat, Climate is a Big Deal in Arizona, but It May Not Sway Voters

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Senate 2020: With Record Heat, Climate is a Big Deal in Arizona, but It May Not Sway Voters

Astronaut Mark Kelly (left) is running against Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) in a special election to represent Arizona in the Senate. The winner will serve for the remaining two years of the late Sen. John McCain’s term. Credit: Brian Ach/Getty Images for LocationWorld 2016; Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images This story is part of a series focusing on climate change in 11 key Senate races on the ballot in November.

At a Glance: Incumbent Sen. Martha McSally, a Republican, has said little about climate and energy since being appointed to fill the late John McCain’s seat in 2019.

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, a Democrat who supports climate action, is favored to win Arizona’s special election to complete the remaining two years of McCain’s term.

Nearly two thirds of Arizonans say they want steps taken to address climate change. And that was before enduring the state’s hottest summer on record.

McSally v. Kelly Republican incumbent Sen. Martha McSally hasn’t been talking much about climate change and the environment in her 2020 campaign fight against Democratic challenger, Mark Kelly. But the race has been getting a lot of attention nationally because, if Kelly wins, Democrats will […]

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