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National Republicans are asking President Donald Trump to intervene in the Arizona Senate primary amid rising fears that the GOP will nominate an unelectable candidate and cede the seat to Democrats in November.
During a recent phone call, National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) asked the president to endorse GOP Rep. Martha McSally, widely viewed as the establishment favorite in the Aug. 28 primary, according to two senior Republicans familiar with the conversation.
Trump, according to one of the Republicans, was non-committal and did not say yes or no to the request.
The article goes on to state the following:
McSally is facing former state Sen. Kelli Ward and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, both of whom are running as conservative insurgents. Polls have consistently shown McSally leading in the primary, but Republicans fear that if Ward or Arpaio win the nomination it would effectively hand a victory to the expected Democratic nominee, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema.
Neither the White House nor the NRSC would comment.
GOP leaders are firmly behind McSally, who is viewed as a crucial piece of keeping their majority given that the state is one of the Democrats’ few pick-up opportunities. If Democrats win two of the three races in Arizona, Tennessee and Nevada and protect all their incumbents, Chuck Schumer would be majority leader.
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Tidbit: Senate Republicans are confident Trump won’t pull any shock endorsements in the GOP #AZSen primary.
— Kevin Robillard (@Robillard) August 9, 2018
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