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Trump supporter, Rep. Andy Biggs considering 2022 run for Arizona Senate seat

"I'm kicking the tires," Biggs said.

Published: March 2, 2021 2:23pm

Updated: March 2, 2021 9:03pm

Republican Rep. Andy Biggs, one of former President Donald Trump's most vocal supporters in Congress, is considering a bid for a Senate seat in his home state in 2022.

Biggs, who also leads the conservative House Freedom Caucus, told the The Hill newspaper on Monday that he is "seriously considering a run."

"I'm kicking the tires," he said. "We’re looking at it, talking to people, seeing what it would look like."

Biggs also said he's "trying to gauge how much support I might have."

Biggs's decision to explore a Senate bid follows Trump's vow Sunday to help candidates in races who had supported him.

Biggs is likely to run against Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly, who won a special election in 2020 against former Sen. Martha McSally. The seat was also held by the late Sen. John McCain.

The Hill obtained recent internal polling conducted by Arizona-based Data Orbital saying Biggs had a sizable lead, 36.1%, in a poll of potential primary contenders. The next closest candidate, according to this poll, is Maj. Gen. Michael McGuire, the head of Arizona's National Guard, who received 2.6%.

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