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Fri Jan 12, 2018, 03:10 PM

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

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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