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Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:58 PM

Trump-backed election deniers poised to sweep top Arizona primaries. Can they win in November?

Three ultra-MAGA candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump and largely opposed by establishment Republicans are poised to sweep Tuesday’s marquee GOP primary contests in Arizona, setting up general-election showdowns with more traditional Democratic rivals that will test whether the way to win a key swing state in 2022 is by channeling the animosities of the far right — or by trying to appeal to a broader coalition.

Shortly after midnight, the Associated Press called the GOP Senate primary for Blake Masters, an “anti-progressive” venture capitalist who was propelled to the front of a crowded field by at least $15 million in super-PAC funding from powerful Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel, his longtime boss and mentor. On Election Day, Masters will face off against incumbent Democrat Mark Kelly in a race that will help determine control of the closely divided Senate.

The AP also called the GOP secretary of state primary for Mark Finchem, a state representative who was present at the U.S. Capitol during the attack on Jan. 6, 2021, and has previously identified himself as a member of the Oath Keepers militia.

In the Republican primary for governor, a third MAGA candidate, former Phoenix news anchor Kari Lake, was leading real estate developer Karrin Taylor Robson by more than 11,000 votes with 80% of precincts reporting.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/blake-masters-ultra-maga-republican-who-blamed-gun-violence-on-black-people-wins-arizona-gop-senate-primary-075426682.html

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Wed Aug 3, 2022, 10:13 PM

1. 'Republican ''doomday ticket'' reader for November

“ . . . I will call in a bit to talk about the doomsday ticket,” Barrett Marson, a Republican political strategist in the state, said today, when Nightly reached out to him to talk about the results. “Let me wake up and finish crying.”

A prominent Republican in the state had texted him a GIF of Thelma and Louise driving off the cliff.

Marson’s concerns are shared by mainstream Republicans in other states. But Arizona has an especially toxic relationship with Trump. The GOP during his tenure lost two Senate seats and a presidential election in the state for the first time since 1996. Trump-ism, as was painfully obvious to the GOP in Arizona in 2020, is a hard sell in Phoenix and its heavily populated suburbs.

Yet if Trump-y politics are difficult for the GOP in Arizona, that’s about all the state party has going . . . '

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Fri Aug 5, 2022, 04:24 AM

2. This may be too conservative for Maricopa and Pinal County to stomach.

I know they, with this ticket, have already lost Coconino, Apache, Navajo, Cochise, Pima, Yuma, and Santa Cruz counties.

They can have all the Graham, La Paz, Mohave, Greenlee, and Gila counties they want.

This is a nightmare ticket for the Republicans. They are really only speaking to their insane base.

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