Arizona Republicans to face a “scorched earth-primary battle,” “a costly…nasty August primary”
Multiple outlets report that Congresswoman Martha McSally has told her colleagues – but not Arizonans – she will enter the GOP Senate primary, opening her campaign to even more criticism from the conservative groups that have already viciously opposed her candidacy. Her decision officially starts a “nasty” “scorched earth primary battle” amongst Arizona Republicans.
From David Bergstein, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Spokesman: “Insider Republicans like Mitch McConnell have found their stalking horse, which is why her campaign has already been met with vicious opposition from conservatives. The GOP can expect exactly the same situation in Arizona they faced before Senator Flake’s retirement: an expensive and divisive primary fight that will drain their resources and leave their ultimate nominee deeply damaged.”
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT MCSALLY AND THE AZ GOP SENATE PRIMARY