Mark Kelly, a former NASA astronaut and the husband of former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, announced his campaign for Arizona’s Senate seat on Feb. 12.

Mark Kelly Tweeted: “Its my next mission”:

His wife openly opposes the policy of Donald Trump:

“Since President Trump took office, over 75,000 people in America have been killed with a gun. There have been nearly 700 mass shootings. At least 3,300 children shot and killed. Over 1,000 women shot by intimate partners”.

Kelly is the husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords, who survived being shot in the head in a 2011 mass shooting that left six dead in Tuscon, Arizona. Since that attack, Giffords and Kelly have been prominent advocates for gun control.

” Watch this new video from @GiffordsCourage that shows us how states with stronger gun laws have less gun violence”:

“What I learned from my wife is how you use policy to improve people’s lives,” Kelly says. “Solving some of the hardest problems requires one thing, and that’s teamwork. Partisanship and polarization and gerrymandering and corporate money have ruined our politics, and it’s divided us.”

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly to run as Democrat for John McCain’s USA Senate seat in 2020.