Former Senator Jon Kyl will return to the United States Congress as John McCain’s successor reports CNBC, with Governor Doug Ducey scheduling a press conference for 1pm Tuesday to officially announce the replacement.
“It’s a great tribute to John that [Kyl] is prepared to go back into public service to help the state of Arizona,” added McCain’s wife.
Jon Kyl is a dear friend of mine and John’s. It’s a great tribute to John that he is prepared to go back into public service to help the state of Arizona.
— Cindy McCain (@cindymccain) September 4, 2018
Kyl served alongside Sen. McCain for 18 years in the Senate before retiring in 2013.
Insiders close with the Governor’s office say Kyl has agreed to stay in the post “at least through the end of the year.”
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