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Martha McSally Tapped To Fill John McCain's Senate Seat

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Martha McSally Tapped To Fill John McCain's Senate Seat
McSally's appointment comes a little more than a month after she lost out on Arizona's other U.S. Senate seat.
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U.S. Rep. Martha McSally is heading to the Senate after all.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Tuesday that he's appointed the Republican lawmaker to replace GOP Sen. Jon Kyl, who's stepping down from his position at the end of the year.

Ducey tapped Kyl in September to temporarily fill the late Sen. John McCain's seat in Washington, D.C.   

McSally's appointment to the position comes a little more than a month after she lost out on Arizona's other U.S. Senate seat to Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema.

McSally will fill the Senate seat until the end of 2020. She'll have to run in a special election that same year if she wants to hold on to the position for the reminder of McCain's term, which runs through 2022.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN