Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced on Thursday his intentions to run to represent the Grand Canyon State in the U.S. Senate.
In a video announcing his candidacy, Brnovich said, “We entrust our elected leaders to protect our freedom and they’ve failed us. Today, Arizonans lack confidence in the state of the world, the safety of their communities, their vote, their personal freedoms, and definitely in our representatives in Washington. What we have is a real vacuum of leadership.”
Brnovich, the son of immigrants who fled communism in the former Yugoslavia, has served as Arizona’s attorney general since 2015. Before that, he was a prosecutor at the local, state, and federal levels, including serving as Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting public integrity crimes and criminal activity occurring in Indian Country, according to his campaign website.
“Arizona, it’s time to restore your trust and defend your freedom. I’m running for the U.S. Senate to fight for you and your family. Because our best days are ahead,” Brnovich said in a tweet.
Arizona, it’s time to restore your trust and defend your freedom. I’m running for the U.S. Senate to fight for you and your family. Because our best days are ahead. 🇺🇸 Join the #BrnoBrigade at https://t.co/MeJiUw3bMO! #AZSen pic.twitter.com/mJc84Zr608
— Mark Brnovich (@brnoforaz) June 10, 2021
Brnovich enters a field that is expected to become crowded, as they are seeking the GOP nomination for Senate. Earlier this week, retired adjutant general of the Arizona National Guard Michael McGuire announced that he was running. Additionally, Peter Thiel, a tech billionaire and Republican donor, has given $10 million to a Super PAC supporting the expected run of his associate, Blake Masters.
All Republican candidates will be fighting for an attempt to take on current Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ). The Democrat defeated former Senator Martha McSally in a special election to complete late Senator John McCain’s term, awarding both of Arizona’s Senate seats to Democrats for the first time in decades. However, the competition in 2022 will be for a full, six-year term.
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