Publisher announces McSally book planned for May release

Publisher announces McSally book planned for May release
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Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyThe Hill's Campaign Report: Minneapolis protests rock the nation Democrats gear up to hit GOP senators on DACA Pence names new press secretary MORE's (R-Ariz.) memoir will be released next May, according to its publisher.

The Associated Press reported Monday that the book, "Dare to Fly," will tell the story of McSally's history-making achievement of becoming the first female U.S. fighter pilot to fly in combat.

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In a statement to the AP, McSally said that she wanted her book to inspire men and women “at all stages of life.”

“Like many others, I experienced tragedies and barriers in my own life that could have derailed me,” she told the news service. “But I was able to find strength and courage by taking risks, challenging stereotypes, and daring to fly.”

The 53-year-old Air Force veteran, who was appointed to the Senate to replace the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMontana barrels toward blockbuster Senate fight How Obama just endorsed Trump Former Texas Rep. Sam Johnson dies at 89 MORE (R-Ariz.) after his death, faces a battle to stay in the seat for the remainder of McCain's term, which ends in 2022. Astronaut Mark Kelly has emerged as the front-runner in the Democratic primary race for the seat.

McSally previously ran for Senate in 2018, but lost to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.).