Arizona GOP Rep. Martha McSally announces Senate bid

Arizona GOP Rep. Martha McSally announces Senate bid

Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally joined the already crowded Arizona Senate GOP primary Friday morning by releasing a video already making the rounds on Twitter.

Arpaio, who entered the race on Tuesday, was pardoned by Trump previous year after being convicted of criminal contempt of court for refusing to obey a court order in a racial profiling case focusing on Hispanics targeted as potential illegal immigrants. Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, an immigration hardliner, and former state Sen. Martha McSally Shows Off Her Pilot Skills Her action-packed announcement video trades on numerous same themes she used in her House campaigns, stressing her status of the first American female to fly in combat, winning a fight to refuse to don Muslim garb while serving in the Middle East, and as a congresswoman working to protecting funding for the locally produced A-10 fighter jet.

"I'm a fighter pilot and I talk like one", McSally says in her announcement video. She wasn't done though, also explicitly tying herself to Trump.

The August primary contest is shaping up as the latest election to expose the divisions roiling the Republican Party, pitting the establishment-backed McSally against the bomb-throwing Arpaio.

"Martha McSally is Jeff Flake 2.0 and part of the Washington Establishment that has failed Arizona for years".

The Arizona race is seen by Republican and Democratic operatives as a key battleground in the competition for the Senate majority.

Zachery Henry, a Ward spokesman, said members of the campaign don't believe Arpaio would split the GOP vote to Ward's disadvantage.

Democratic political consultant Rodd McLeod thinks Arpaio might be able to win the primary because "there is a market for that" among Arizona Republicans.

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Democrats in the Senate primary include Deedra Abboud, Bob Bishop, Cheryl Fowler, Chris Russell and U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, who is considered the front-runner.

The former lawman said supporters urged him to seek public office again despite his crushing 2016 defeat following six terms as sheriff of the metro Phoenix area.

McSally, first elected to the House of Representatives in 2014, must strike a delicate balance between embracing Trump and appealing to more moderate voters, Republican strategists said.

Martha McSally refused to endorse Donald Trump.

McSally joins a Republican field vying for the nomination for retiring GOP Sen.

"The Arizona Republican primary will be nasty, expensive and very long". "She can sort of let Arpaio and Ward fight it out for conservatives, and she comes across as conservative but pretty reasonable". When asked if he would support Arpaio, Flake said, "No, no, no, no, not at all ... that's not our best foot forward as Republicans".

The spot leans heavily on her experience as the first female combat fighter pilot and portrays her as an ally of the president.

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