The first woman in U.S. history to fly fighter combat for the Air Force, and first to command a fighter squadron in combat, is entering the special election to fill U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ vacated congressional seat.
Martha McSally confirmed her intentions to join the Republican primary on Wednesday. She made her decision after analyzing three key factors: was it feasible, was she electable and did she feel called to run.
McSally said said she’s sure she is the right person for the job “I believe my leadership and my demonstrated moral courage and experience is what this community and this nation needs right now.”
She is the fifth Republican to declare for the GOP primary, following state Sen. Frank Antenori; sports broadcaster and businessman Dave Sitton; Jesse Kelly, who narrowly lost to Giffords in 2010; and John Lervold of Sierra Vista.
Giffords’ resignation set up the upcoming special election…
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