News Briefing for July 10, 2019

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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:54 pm

Sen. Martha McSally is facing a battle a former Flagstaff school teacher in the Republican Senate primary.Adrian Skabelund of The Arizona Daily Sun is reporting that Ann Griffin has announced that she will challenge McSally in the primary for senate next year. Griffin announced her campaign earlier this week and, as of this report, is currently in search of a campaign manager.

The Arizona Department of Child Saftey’s director is resigning. The resignation of Greg McKay was confirmed yesterday by Governor Doug Ducy. McKay’s last day on the job will be September 1, after which he will go to become Chief Operating Officer for Childhelp USA.

Former self made billionaire and one time presidential candidate H. Ross Perot has died. Perot was a third party candidate in the 1992 presidential election competing against then President George H.W. Bush and eventual victor Bill Clinton. Perot received 19% of the vote in that election, one of the highest amounts received by an independent candidate in recent history. Perot died at his Dallas home from leukemia at the age of 89.

We have a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 this morning, but mostly sunny skies expected otherwise with a high near 87. This morning will also have south winds in the morning at 5 to 9 miles per hour. Tonight we have a 10% chance of rain and thunderstorms, and skies will be partly cloudy with a low near 53, and a west wind estimated at 5 miles per hour.