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Senate candidate Mark Kelly wants to be transparent. Is he going far enough?

In 'Sunday Square Off' interview, former astronaut takes on policy and political questions. He's challenging Republican Martha McSally in his first run for office.


Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly joined me on “Sunday Square Off” this weekend for a wide-ranging interview on the former astronaut and rookie politician’s views of the 2020 race and his own stands on leading issues.

We discuss:

- His plan to make his Senate office calendar public -- something few senators do. Does it go far enough for a candidate pledging transparency?

- How he’d vote on the November initiative to declare Tucson a sanctuary city. Both Kelly and his likely Republican opponent, Sen. Martha McSally, live in Tucson.

- Whether he’d make President Donald Trump an issue in his campaign.

- Whether he supports policies dominating the Democratic presidential primary debates.

- Whether Kyrsten Sinema’s winning Senate campaign last year -- she was the first Arizona Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate in 30 years -- provides a roadmap for his campaign next year.

My interview with Kelly was taped before Special Counsel Robert Mueller's hearings on Capitol Hill last week. 

“Sunday Square Off” airs at 8 a.m. Sundays on 12 News, after NBC’s “Meet the Press” with Chuck Todd.