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Arizona state Democrats blocked a measure Monday that would change how the state fills vacant Senate seats amid Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) battle with brain cancer, according to the Associated Press.

GOP state lawmakers had introduced the measure that would allow individuals appointed to open Senate seats to remain in the post for two full years, if the seat becomes vacant within 150 days of a regularly scheduled primary election.

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This meant that any appointment to the seat made by Gov. Rick Ducey (R) after March 31, which has already passed, would remain in the seat until the 2020 election.

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