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AZ-Sen: Martha McSally (R) Is Freaking Out About Split-Ticket Voters Taking Her Down A Second Time

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Besides being disliked by practically everyone, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R. AZ) is freaking out to Republican operatives about split-ticket voters:

Answering a question from a supporter at a campaign event last week, McSally said there are voters who like Trump but haven’t paid attention to other races on the ballot, according to a recording of her remarks obtained by The Associated Press. They may be convinced by ads positioning her Democratic rival, Mark Kelly, as an independent, she said, and they might not even realize he's a Democrat.
“So they could keep a generally positive feeling while they keep hammering me,” McSally said of Kelly's campaign. “Then somebody actually could vote Trump-Kelly.”
Republicans who backed Democrat Kyrsten Sinema were pivotal in her victory over McSally in the 2018 race for Arizona's other Senate seat. McSally received 140,000 fewer votes than Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, who was comfortably reelected on the same ballot.

I can’t blame Republican voters bucking McSally. Kelly is actually running on real issues:

U.S. Senate rivals Martha McSally and Mark Kelly kept on the virtual campaign trail Thursday with events that touted the competing priorities of their platforms.

Kelly focused on how shrinking unemployment benefits are affecting Arizonans while McSally and a Senate Republican ally sounded the alarm about the U.S. relationship with China during a meet-up with young supporters.

McSally, the incumbent GOP senator from Arizona, and Kelly, a retired NASA astronaut who is challenging her on the Democratic ticket, are in a heated race ahead of the Nov. 3 election.

Let’s keep up the momentum to flip Arizona Blue. Click below to donate and get involved with Kelly, Biden and their fellow Arizona Democrats campaigns:

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