Astronaut Mark Kelly announced run for U.S. Senate in Arizona

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Astronaut Mark Kelly announced on Tuesday that he is running in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate from Arizona.

Mark Kelly is a retired American astronaut, engineer, and retired U.S. Navy Captain. He is the husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and is an author, political activist, and aerospace executive and consultant.

In a very touching campaign announcement video, Mark Kelly said: “I learned a lot from being an astronaut. I learned a lot about solving problems from being an engineer. But what I learned from my wife is how you use policy to improve people’s lives.”

“Access to affordable healthcare, the stagnation of wages, job growth, the economy. You know, as the climate warms, we’re going to have more drought here in the desert.”

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