PHOENIX — What was Gov. Doug Ducey thinking when he picked former Sen. Jon Kyl to replace the late Sen. John McCain?

And in what’s likely to be a short second stint in the U.S. Senate, could Kyl cast a decisive vote to kill the Affordable Care Act?

Our “Sunday Square Off” panel of Democratic political analyst Chris Herstam and Republican consultant Chris Baker debate that, plus:

  • The hottest Arizona races in the fall, starting with school superintendent and secretary of state. The Republican incumbents in both jobs were ousted in last month’s primaries.
  • The 2018 Arizona primary set records for highest turnout percentage and total votes cast. Numbers show the energy is on the Democratic side. Will that energy carry over to November?
  • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Carmen Forman joins me to discuss whether the #RedForEd movement is targeting two Arizona Supreme Court justices in the fall elections, after the court bumped the InvestInEd initiative off the ballot.

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

How Jon Kyl could cast a vote on killing the Affordable Care Act

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In what's likely to be a short second stint in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Jon Kyl could cast a decisive vote to kill the Affordable Care Act.

The hottest Arizona races for the 2018 elections

Primary night delivered some stunning upsets. We break down elections for school superintendent, secretary of state plus the U.S. Senate and governor.

What historic Arizona primary means for November 2018

The 2018 Arizona primary set records for highest turnout percentage and total votes cast. Numbers show the energy is on the Democratic side. Will that energy carry over to November?

InvestInEd is dead. What's next?

Will #RedForEd movement target two Arizona Supreme Court justices in the fall elections, after the court bumped the InvestInEd initiative off the ballot?