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2022 Arizona U.S. Senate race: The candidates

Here are the candidates for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat in the 2022 midterms.

Senior Sen. Kyrsten Sinema won't be up for reelection until 2024.

Mark Kelly

Party: Democrat
Website: markkelly.com

The incumbent, Mark Kelly won a special election in 2020 to serve the final two years of the late Sen. John McCain’s term in office. Now he’s running for reelection to serve a full six-year term. The American astronaut never ran for office before winning the election two years ago, but politics runs in the family — his wife is former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who served southern Arizona in Congress before she was injured in a 2011 mass shooting. Kelly holds a strong fundraising advantage over his GOP challengers, and faces no opponents in the Democratic primary.

Blake Masters

Party: Republican
Website:  blakemasters.com

The Peter Theil acolyte may be running behind in most polls, but he appears to be No. 1 for the races’ most coveted endorsement — that of former President Donald Trump. Masters’ candidacy may well depend on the whims of Trump, but he’s at least assured financial support from his longtime business partner, Thiel, a billionaire tech investor — dollars that make him at least a formidable candidate. This is the first time Blake Masters has ever run for office.

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Ben Giles is a senior editor at KJZZ.