Mark Kelly: Full Story Of NASA Astronaut & US Senate Candidate

15 February, 2019, 01:14 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of Gabby Giffords, to run for Senate

Kelly is married to former Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

The Republican Ruben Gallego of Phoenix has also announced he will be running in the Senate campaign.

The announcement also specifies the platform Kelly will run on, with major tenets of that platform including affordable healthcare, the stagnation of wages, job growth and climate change. "Partisanship and polarization and gerrymandering and corporate money have ruined our politics and it's divided us", he said.

JACK SWIGERT - Swigert is the man responsible for one of the most famous lines in NASA history: "Houston, we've had a problem here".

Kelly, a Democrat, is challenging Senator Martha McSally, R, who was appointed late last year by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, a Republican, to the seat long held by former senator John McCain, R. McCain died last year after a battle with brain cancer. He flew 39 combat missions in Operation Desert Storm from 1990 to 1991. He highlighted his career as an astronaut in the video and said, "We've seen this retreat from science and data and facts and if we don't take these issues seriously we can't solve these problems". A special election is slated to be held in 2020 to determine who will take the veteran senator's seat. The seat will be on the ballot again in 2022 for a full six-year term.

Democrats are eagerly watching the Arizona contest, having already defeated Ms McSally.

While everyone is starting to think about the 2020 presidential race and consider what the Democratic candidates are proposing to do if they win, there's an unspoken presumption behind their ambitious plans, that they would actually stand some chance of passing through Congress. I learned a lot from being a pilot in the Navy.

He flew four space missions over 10 years and commanded the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2011. Kelly and Giffords have since been vocal advocates for gun control.


They shifted their focus to state legislatures in recent years, helping to strengthen background checks and domestic violence protections.

Giffords was severely wounded in a mass shooting on 8 January 2011, at a meet-and-greet event outside a grocery store in Tucson.

"I thought that I had the risky job". He frames his campaign as a team effort with Giffords.

McSally is a former congresswoman whose appointment to McCain's seat came after she narrowly lost a Senate race previous year to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. Jon Kyl, resigned after only a few months in office.

Arizona has been a longstanding Republican stronghold, but a growing Latino population and frustration among women with Trump have helped Democrats make inroads.

A child of two former police officers, Kelly is an engineer by training as well as a retired NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy captain.

Mark Kelly, a former NASA astronaut, has announced his intentions to run for the United States Senate.

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