Florida and Arizona hold primaries on Tuesday, teeing up the House and Senate races that will be critical to the balance of power in Washington come November.
HRC released the following statement on the victory of pro-equality U.S. Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema in the Arizona primary. She beat former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former state legislator Kelli Ward, both of whom carried enough baggage to be easy targets for Democrats in the fall.
McSally has also stood against using Title IX to protect the right of trans students to use the bathroom which matches their gender, an issue which has been mainly used by Republicans as a way of fighting against trans equality. Bob Graham. But she still faces several primary challengers, including Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who has gotten progressive support from the likes of Vermont Sen. She was a very talented fighter jet pilot and is now a highly respected member of Congress. This should give McSally's Democratic opponent in November plenty of ammunition, as that opponent, U.S. Representative Kyrsten Sinema, is the first openly bisexual individual ever elected to the U.S. Congress. Sinema sports a Freedom Index Rating from the JBS of 18 percent. McSally stepped up her attacks against Sinema in the days leading up to primary voting, running an ad characterizing Sinema as a left-wing extremist and dredging up a photo of Sinema wearing a "pink tutu" at an anti-war rally. When McCain's family said last week that he was discontinuing medical treatment, Ward speculated in a later-deleted Facebook post that the announcement was meant to hurt her campaign for Flake's seat.
Businesswoman Barbara Barrett, 67, is a former USA ambassador to Finland who unsuccessfully ran for Arizona governor in 1994 as the first Republican woman to seek that office.
Trump's post-midnight tweet came after Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) was declared the victor in a hard-fought GOP primary to replace Flake, a frequent Trump critic who decided not to seek reelection this year amid lackluster polling numbers. It sets up the two states as key tests of the national political environment in November's midterm elections.
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, who must name a replacement to fill McCain's seat for the next two years, will closely watch the contest.
In addition, Oklahoma was yesterday holding a primary runoff to determine the Republican nominee for governor, as no candidate hit the 50% threshold needed to advance to the general election in the June primary. HRC has prioritized investments and organizing in Arizona in the 2018 cycle, and has put staff and resources on the ground in the state.
The three-term Republican congressman who makes frequent Fox News appearances is known as an immigration hard-liner in a state where Hispanic voters hold outsized sway.
"What makes this race unique is that in nearly every criteria, they're equally qualified in terms of money and campaign experience", she said. Democrats think any of the three can win, pointing to the slim margin they lost by in 2014.
In Oklahoma, where term-limited Republican Mary Fallin is America's least popular governor, Republicans on Tuesday nominated Tulsa businessman and political newcomer Kevin Stitt over Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett.