PHOENIX — Arizona Sen. Martha McSally will officially be seeking re-election come November 2020.
The news comes as no surprise, but McSally's team confirmed to 12 News Tuesday that the senator filed for the election back in January.
McSally, who lost her 2018 bid for Jeff Flake's former Senate seat to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, was appointed by Gov. Doug Ducey just over a month later to fill the seat of the late Sen. John McCain.
Ducey appointed McSally after Sen. Jon Kyl, his previous appointee, resigned at the end of the year.
McSally's 2020 Democratic opponent could be Mark Kelly after Rep. Ruben Gallego said Monday he won't run for the U.S. Senate.
The retired NASA astronaut announced he was running back in February.
The winner of the 2020 race will then have to run again in 2022 when John McCain's unfinished six-year term officially ends.
Recently, McSally was among Arizona's congressional leaders who responded to the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report regarding investigation of Russian electoral tampering.
She tweeted that it "wasted time and energy."