Published: Thu, August 30, 2018
Health Care | By Belinda Paul

Martha McSally, Kyrsten Sinema Win Arizona Primaries For U.S. Senate

Martha McSally, Kyrsten Sinema Win Arizona Primaries For U.S. Senate

John Fund is a columnist for National Review. The CNN survey found that 67 percent of Democrats had a favorable opinion of McCain, while just 33 percent of Republicans had a favorable view of the GOP senator. Most recently, Ward - who unsuccessfully challenged McCain in his 2016 primary - suggested on Friday that a statement from McCain's family saying he was ending treatments for brain cancer was timed to hurt her campaign.

Mr. Garcia is also a teacher, in a state where Mr. Ducey faced teacher strikes over pay issues earlier this year.

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Also running for the Senate nomination is former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a controversial immigration hardliner. McSally was expected to win on the basis of Kelli Ward and Joe Arpaio splitting the anti-establishment vote, but at least for now it appears that McSally has blown both challengers out of the water even put together. While Trump hasn't endorsed a candidate in the Senate race, he's spoken favorably about McSally and she's appeared alongside the president at the White House.

McSally and Sinema will face off in the general election for Jeff Flake's Senate seat on November 6. The Sinema campaign told Politico that the ad was a sign that "McSally is in political trouble because her agenda is deeply unpopular".

If those margins hold up when the precincts fully report, it looks like Arizona will remain a red state in November - perhaps especially with McSally leading the ballot. Democrats are feeling bullish because, while Flake saw his party moving too far in Trump's direction for him to win the GOP primary, the president won Arizona overall by less than 4 points in 2016. Democrats are eyeing this race as a potential flip this year.

"What makes this race unique is that in nearly every criteria, they're equally qualified in terms of money and campaign experience", she said. She'll face off with the victor of a seven-way Democratic primary in November. That means a close watch on how the Senate primary shakes out in the Phoenix suburbs. Bill Nelson. Scott's decision to run for Senate has sparked a scramble for the governor's mansion in the nation's third-largest state.

Across the Valley, supporters gathered in Tempe in support of Republican Martha McSally. On the Republican side, DeSantis hopes an endorsement from Trump will outweigh Putnam's attacks on DeSantis as an out-of-touch creature of Washington.

Pragmatic centrists are hoping for Gwen Graham, the former congresswoman and daughter of Florida political icon Bob Graham, who served as governor and senator. "It's up to all of us to follow his lead of always putting country over party", the Democrat said.

"This debate belongs at the state level and was already settled in the courts for Arizona", she said following the Supreme Court's Obergefell decision, which expanded marriage equality to all 50 states. "It's gotten out of hand".

Former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and mortgage company executive Kevin Stitt will go against each other in the GOP gubernatorial runoff. Stitt criticized his opponent as insufficiently supportive of Trump.

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