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Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:10 PM

GOP Rep. McSally enters Arizona Senate race, joining primary that could test Trumps loyalties

Source: Washington Post

Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) announced Friday that she is running for the Senate, jumping into a contest that could feature one of the year’s most divisive and consequential Republican primaries and test President Trump’s loyalties.

McSally, who has long been expected to run and is the preferred candidate of Senate GOP officials, launched her campaign with a slick 83-second video she posted online. In it, she underscores her background as the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat and appears to nod to the conservative base with references to sharia law, religious liberties and Trump.

McSally joins a Republican field vying for the nomination for retiring Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R) seat that also includes former sheriff Joe Arpaio, a controversial immigration hard-liner; and Kelli Ward, a hard-right former state senator.

The Arizona race is seen by Republican and Democratic operatives as a key battleground in the competition for the Senate majority. It is one of Senate Democrats’ few pickup opportunities this year as they try to seize back the majority. Republicans hold a 51-49 advantage in the chamber.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/gop-rep-mcsally-enters-arizona-senate-race-joining-primary-that-could-test-trumps-loyalties/2018/01/12/65b51890-f7a6-11e7-b34a-b85626af34ef_story.html?utm_term=.47762a4478c7

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brooklynite Jan 2018 OP
Mr.Bill Jan 2018 #1
brooklynite Jan 2018 #2
Fred Sanders Jan 2018 #3
Brother Buzz Jan 2018 #5
n2doc Jan 2018 #4
BadGimp Jan 2018 #6

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:33 PM

1. This is not good news for the Democrats.

She will be harder to beat than an eighty-five year old lying criminal disgraced sheriff.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:38 PM

2. ...assuming she can win the nomination.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:58 PM

3. Fighter pilot versus racist octogenarian. How racist are Arizona Republican primary voters?

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 03:26 PM

5. I believe Arpaio just became the odd man out and will blow away (just like Flake predicted)

This race will be between Tea Party nutcase Kelli Ward (supported by Bannon) and genuine fighter pilot, Martha McSally.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:59 PM

4. ...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 03:38 PM

6. I hope the GOP Clown Car overflows with Clowns.

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