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Former head of Arizona Guard files papers for Senate run

Michael T McGuire
Posted at 3:20 PM, Jun 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-01 18:20:10-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Retired Maj. Gen. Michael McGuire has filed papers to run for the U.S. Senate.

McGuire stepped down earlier this year as adjutant general of the Arizona National Guard and was a visible presence beside Gov. Doug Ducey throughout the pandemic.

McGuire joins what is likely to be a crowded field of Republicans looking to challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly, who was elected last year to finish John McCain's last Senate term.

A consultant listed as the campaign's treasurer tells the Arizona Mirror that McGuire has not made a final decision whether to run.