Sen. Jon Kyl Waffles On Stepping Aside For McSally

Politico reports:

Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday that he hasn’t decided how long he’ll serve as the late John McCain’s appointed replacement and kept the door open to suggesting that Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) — who lost her Senate bid last week — serve out the remainder of his term.

When Kyl agreed to step into the Senate seat earlier this year, he didn’t address his future beyond this year and said he wouldn’t run in a 2020 special election that’s set to determine who will serve for the two years left in McCain’s term.

That has stoked speculation that McSally could get appointed to replace Kyl in the seat, giving her a potential leg up in the 2020 race. McSally conceded to Democratic Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema on Monday night in a video that congratulated her opponent after a bitterly fought campaign.