Democrat candidate for U.S. Senate Mark Kelly dropped in on a meeting of the Blue Star Mothers of Maricopa on Wednesday. Vero Sanchez, president of the nonpartisan group, said the campaign reached out to ask if they could say a few words as he was coming through the area. Kelly, a 25-year Navy veteran and retired astronaut, is the husband of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. If nominated, he could face incumbent Martha McSally, a Republican who was appointed to the seat after the death of Sen. John McCain. Kelly told the group his mother was a Blue Star Mother twice over when he and his twin brother Scott were in the Navy. He said he decided to run for office because he was tired of the divisiveness and nothing being done in Washington.

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