MCSALLY’S FINAL PIECE OF THE PUZZLE?

Rap Martha McSally is the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate to replace John McCain.  Her Democrat opponent is Rep. Kirsten Sinema.

Until roughly a month ago, Sinema was leading McSally by a tenuous, but nonetheless relatively serious margin of 3-7%.

Since then the race has evened up, with both candidates leading within 3% depending on what poll you read.

But that may well be about to change.  To find out why, read this excerpt from Louis Casiano’s article at Fox news.com:

An Arizona union that represents state public safety employees withdrew its endorsement of U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema this week after its members said the executive board voted on the endorsement without their input.

After members objected to the board’s actions, the Arizona State Troopers Association polled its members in an email Monday, asking whether they wanted to endorse Sinema or stay neutral, the Arizona Republic reported.

is this a reaction to the series of insulting comments Sinema made about Arizonans, which were uncovered in the past weeks? Or that a left-wing group she co-founded, Local to Global Justice, referred to United States as a terrorist country (“You can help us push back U.S. terror in Iraq and the Middle East.”)?  Quite possibly.

But whatever the reason, a significant un-endorsement like this less, than two weeks before the election, is almost guaranteed to have an effect on its outcome. And, taken along with Martha McSally’s improved polling over the past month, that effect is not going to be good for Ms Sinema.

Don’t pop the champagne corks just yet, Rep McSally. But definitely keep the bottles cold.

2 Comments

  • After members objected to the board’s actions, the Arizona State Troopers Association polled its members in an email Monday, asking whether they wanted to endorse Sinema or stay neutral, the Arizona Republic reported.

    Where is the third option???

    • You’re right, of course, free. But I’m suspecting that, as a practical consideration, it was embarrassing enough giving union members the chance to un-endorse. The prospect that the rank and file might (and probably would) tell them they picked the wrong candidate altogether was probably too problematic for them to risk.

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