Skip to comments.Arizona Senator Jon Kyl to Retire
Posted on 02/10/2011 8:03:46 AM PST by Lucky9teen
wo GOP sources confirm to Fox that 3-term Senator Jon Kyl will announce his retirement at a noon news conference Thursday in Phoenix.
The Arizona lawmaker is the No. 2 Republican in the Senate.
Kyl, 68, served four terms in the House before winning a Senate seat. In 2006, he was named one of the 10 best senators by Time Magazine.
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I really liked him. I hope we can get a good conservative to replace him.
Gotta wonder what’s going around. Webb, Kyl, the idiot Lee, all in less than 24 hours?
I have the most horrible feeling they may try and get Giffords husband or someone involved in the shootings to run for this on the rat side. I would not put it past them to try it.
Don’t like losing the good ones.
He was compromised. Time for some new blood.
wrong one retiring
I am not so sure. Arizona re-elected Juan McLame just a few months ago.
This is a shame.
Bad news. Yes, the RATS will make a play for this seat. Damn it!
They completely will. That was absolutely my first thought and why we’ve had nothing but propaganda since the shootings.
This timing is too suspicious.
When so many nurses were gunned down at the U of A Nursing School, there was nothing much said. So many other daily examples here in Tucson, but all they do is advertise their most favored victims on a daily basis (like the astronaut).
Both Giffords and Napolitano are possibilities. Giffords would be much more problemmatic. Word is that Napolitano is already making calls.
Jan Brewer is term-limited and may go for the seat. Shadegg would be much stronger than Flake in a general election campaign.
If Brewer wants to run, the GOP should clear the field for her.
3 terms. Good or bad, that’s long enough.
Four terms in the house, 3 terms in the Senate.
Maybe he is one of the sane ones who think 25 years in government is enough.
It’ll be interesting to see who Arizona comes up with to replace him. Another pro-illegal aisle crosser?
Arpaio for senate???
Too bad. Wish him a happy retirement
That is what i thought Brewer may be one of the few who could sail into it.
I’d pay good money to see a Napolitano/Brewer all out brawl.
Kyl is considered to be a conservative, and was ranked by National Journal as the fourth-most conservative United States Senator in their March 2007 conservative/liberal ranking.
If you don't advocate the right "stuff", you are not welcome here.
A real loss to Arizona and our government...Jon Kyl is one of a hand full of Senators with integrity. Why are so many quitting - do they see the Union Take Over of America? Or are there other reasons at work. The country can’t afford to lose men like Kyl....pray for a good replacement...Napolitano was mentioned - Can anyone believe it- that woman isn’t an option...may she slip on a banana peel.............
I don’t know AZ politics that well, but it would seem to me that Napolitano’s water-carrying for BO, particularly on immigration, hasn’t endeared her to the home folks.
It’s a shame that the worst of the Democrats seem to stay in office for life.
You are correct.
Serving in the United States Senate (or House) is not supposed to be a lifetime position. If every senator served only two terms and every congressmen served only four terms, we wouldn't have nearly the problems that we now have inside the Beltway.
Kyl will be missed, but I am certian that he is not the only politician in Arizona with conservative credentials.
EXACTLY !! there are many memnbers of the House that would be GREAT Senators ! and open up MORE seats in the House that we can bring in REAL CONSERVATIVES not GOP/RNC bobbleheads ! This whole "seniority" thing in the House is KILLING US FOLKS ! 2 terms at the MOST for the House.. After 2 terms in the house... if you are GOOD then run for the Senate or go home ! Let's GOOOH folks !
I do believe you’ve just described the democrat strategy. That kid who stayed with Giffords after the shooting would be their first choice, but he’s not old enough. I could see Dupnik running for it, he’s loony enough. It will be one of the shooting victims or a spouse.
exactly, i think senate terms should be reduced to 4 years and all 100 should be elected every 4 years with the presidency, save costs.
Max 2 terms just like the Presidency and all house seats max of 4 terms.
These guys need to know the gravy train is not permanent.
AMEN AMEN and AMEN !! What has our country been reduced to? that we OWE good senators a lifetime appointment? If they are that good than the odds are their replacement will be just as good... if a “bad” one steps down it gives us the opportunity to make a case for a “good” one.. period..
Gosar describes himself as pro-life. Gosar supports the 2nd Amendment and opposes restrictions on firearm ownership. He describes himself as a fiscal conservative. He opposes the Affordable Health Care for America Act.
Regarding immigration, Gosar supports Arizona Senate Bill 1070. He advocates deploying soldiers to the border and supports building a double barrier fence.
This one’s a no-brainer. Governor Jan Brewer. She’s won state wide office as both Secretary of State and Governor and owns the immigration/borders issue. She’s been tested in the face of fierce opposition from the media and various well-funded special interest groups. She’s 66, but she’d still be a breath of fresh air compared to the senior
Senator Kyl is my U.S. Senator and will be our guest speaker at our annual Mohave County Central Committee’s Lincoln Day Dinner this Saturday. I believe he had planned this term to be his last. I believe our US Congressman Trent Franks would be an excellent candidate to replace his seat, as much as I’d hate to have him leave us. Am hearing through the political grapevine that newly elected Ben Quayle’s name is coming up to run for Kyl’s seat.
LOL—what is that, a phishing website?
Cross your fingers he will also announce he will be seeking the Republican nomination for President!
I agree with you.
Will Hayworth run again...
Sounds great to me.. of course it is up to the voters of Arizona but if Jan runs for the U.S. Senate I will send her a check.
seriously? grow up please.
It’s Jeff Flake’s seat to lose...
Rep. Jeff Flake very likely to enter #AZSEN race in “coming days,” per GOP source.
First, Bristol Palin announces she's buying a house in Arizona - Link
Then, a Phoenix radio station announces it's offered her a job - Link
Then she lets leak she's writing a memoir - Link
Then Bristol announces that she may run for office some day - Link
And all of a sudden, BANG! Kyl annouces his retirement. Watch for the Bristol for Senate exploratory committed to start fundraising soon.
I have not asked anyone for a dime.. I DO make a point to discuss the merits of the GOOOH candidate selection process when appropriate,,, if you have a comment or question about GOOOH please post it otherwise grow up please..
Well for Webb it was probably the fact that he had little chance of winning re-election that motivated his decision.
Sheriff Joe for US Senate!