It looks like the 2020 U.S. Senate race in Arizona will not include Grant Woods.

The former Arizona attorney general announced his decision Friday morning on KTAR to forgo running in next year’s race.

Woods would have been running for the seat formerly held by his dear friend the late Sen. John McCain, which is currently held by Sen. Martha McSally. 

Sen. McSally was appointed to the seat by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey after Jon Kyl, who was also appointed to the seat, resigned at the end of 2018.

McSally will have to run again in 2020 if she wants to keep her seat.

Woods teased a run as a Democrat back in September 2018 saying his potential run goes beyond party politics.

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During his political career, Woods served two four-year terms as attorney general in the 1990s and was the former chief of staff to the late Sen. John McCain.