McCain’s Widow Seeks to Fill his Senate Seat


Cindy McCain, the widow of the late US senator from Arizona, is seen as one of the candidates for his post, The New York Times reported on Monday.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said he would not discuss the candidacy to replace McCain until all farewell events are over and the senator is buried.

Nevertheless, the newspaper names possible successors of McCain, among them, the widow of the Senator, Cindy. Also among the candidates are former Senator John Kyle and two former members of the House of Representatives from Arizona, John Shadegg and Matt Salmon.

The NYT emphasizes that the choice of Ducey is extremely important for the state of affairs in the Senate. As noted, on the one hand, the governor is required to find a similar in spirit to McCain candidate who is ready to oppose the president. On the other hand, he is called to put on this post a republican – a supporter of Donald Trump.

Earlier, it was reported that McCain’s funeral will be held on September 2. Sen. John McCain died on August 25 after a year’s struggle with a brain tumor.

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