Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) will resign from the Senate on Dec. 31, leaving Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) to fill the late Sen. John McCain’s (R) seat for a second time.
Ducey’s office announced Friday that Kyl’s resignation letter was hand-delivered to his office on Thursday afternoon. His office said that he’ll make an announcement about appointing Kyl’s replacement “in the near future.”
Ducey has remained mum on that decision, but outgoing Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), who narrowly lost a heated Senate race in November, is considered a top prospect.
Another potential name is Kirk Adams, Ducey’s chief of staff who recently departed the governor’s office.
There will be a special election in November 2020 to serve out the remaining two years of McCain’s term.