Cook Political Report editor: 'I have a really hard time seeing how McSally comes out ahead'

Even though Republicans apparently think that whoever appears to be ahead when they doze off on election night should be declared the winner, that’s not how reality works. And Kyrsten Sinema, who has now taken the lead over her opponent in the Arizona Senate race, is exhibit A.

Not only is she ahead, it appears that she’s also headed for the finish line. That’s according to at least one electoral maven, who just tweeted that Martha McSally looks like, if not toast, then a tasty bruschetta with a splash of olive oil and a soupçon of gorgonzola. You know, something befitting her stature.

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For the record, Wasserman is an editor and election forecaster for the Cook Political Report, which means he’s paid to know these things.

Meanwhile, Republicans are sharting their pretty pantaloons over a race that appears to be slipping away.

From The Hill:



[P]rivately, half a dozen Republican strategists, party officials and state legislators on Thursday and Friday all said they worried a Senate seat was about to slip away. They are closely watching the next tranche of results, due to be released by Maricopa County officials Friday afternoon.

“It goes without saying that if Sinema gains significantly again in Maricopa County today, the race is over,” one party strategist who asked for anonymity to offer a candid assessment told The Hill. “Sinema's jump in the numbers last night defied expectations and all logic.”

Sure, Republicans maintained control of the Senate, but whatever we can do to denude their numbers is worth doing.

And it appears that this is one more thing we’ve done right this election cycle.

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