Last updated on August 11, 2020
Political analysts in Arizona can tell you that U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R. AZ) is in for a tough race against Astronaut Mark Kelly (D. AZ). But the key area of that state that rejected McSally in her race against current U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D. AZ) in 2018 is looking like the suburbs of Maricopa County:
The Arizona race, they said, will come down to a growing Democratic electorate as well as the same pool of voters in the suburbs of Maricopa County — the voters who split their ballots in 2018 between Republican candidates and Democratic candidates.
Many of those voters rejected McSally and voted instead for Democrat Kyrsten Sinema while voting for Republican Gov. Doug Ducey on the same ticket. McSally got a second chance at going to the Senate when Ducey later appointed her to the Senate to fill the vacant seat once held by the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
“She’s in trouble,” said Larry Sabato, the political scientist who directs the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. “People don’t seem to take to her easily and that still matters in politics, even in this very polarized era. If Trump has a revival between now and Nov. 3, she could come back, too, but right now, he is a burden, even in Arizona, which is saying something.
“And Kelly is an excellent candidate,” Sabato continued. “People like what they see, they like what they hear, and it’s hard to portray him as some sort of wild-eyed leftist.”
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