New Polls in Arizona and Nevada Show Tight Races in GOP-Held Seats
While there are 10 Senate Democrats on the ballot this November in states won by Donald Trump in 2016, two western states are held by Republicans and are critical to holding the Senate majority.
Polls released in Arizona and Nevada showed tight races in both states.
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The Hill: Poll: Arizona Senate Race in Dead Heat
Arizona’s pivotal Senate race is in a dead heat, with Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) narrowly leading Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) by 1 point, according to a new poll.
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Primary Recap: What Happened in Florida and Arizona?
Voters in Florida and Arizona picked candidates in key races up and down the ballot Tuesday night. While the primaries for Senate in Florida were a bit of a formality, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) faced little to no opposition, the governor’s race provided one of the biggest surprises of the night, if not the midterms.
In Arizona, Republican voters finally decided on a candidate to take on Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) in the general election. Their choice? The first U.S. female fighter pilot to fly in combat.
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The Top 10 Red State Democrats in Online Fundraising This July
Every dollar counts in a political campaign, and that’s never truer than in the final months of a campaign. Red state Democrats are doing everything they can to raise money to preserve their seats in Congress, and FEC data filed by ActBlue, the Democrats’ online fundraising platform, shows us exactly how much they raised in the month of July.
Whereas voters would normally not get an opportunity to see how online fundraising is doing among these senators, ActBlue’s filings give us a sneak peek on how Q3 fundraising is going for these Democrats.
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RAGA’s Zack Roday Gives the Lay of the Land for Attorney General Races Across the Country
The Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) might not grab the headlines that the Republican National Committee (RNC) does, but the work that this group is doing is just as critically important.
“Our sole focus is on electing rule-of-law-driven state attorneys general, and our first priority in that effort is re-electing our incumbents,” said Zack Roday, RAGA’s communications director, during an exclusive one-on-one interview with AR Intel. But in a year in which many Republicans are running for AG for the first time, he stressed that electing Republican candidates across the board is critical.
“People should be excited about voting for Republican attorneys general. Our candidates will prioritize the rule of law and safety over political gamesmanship,” he said.
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Axios: Brutal poll: Democrats’ Senate dream slips away
To win the Senate, Democrats need to keep all 10 seats they’re defending in states that President Trump won in 2016 — plus pick up two more seats.
Why it matters: That’s not happening. A new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll of key states shows Dems would lose three of those red-state seats while picking up two GOP seats — still short of the majority.
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These Are the Democrats Who Want to Abolish ICE (So Far)
Following the shocking victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) in last week’s New York House primary, and coupled with the furor of family separations at the Mexican border, some Democrats feel comfortable with the political calculus in calling for the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
To her credit, Ocasio-Cortez was for abolishing ICE before it became “cool” to do so among Democrats. But now a steady stream of liberals have voiced their support to scrap ICE altogether and “start over.”
The list of Democrats who have come out in support of abolishing ICE include at least three women widely considered to be potential 2020 presidential candidates, as well as a slew of House members and candidates. To see that full list, as well as what many of these politicians specifically said about the topic, become an AR Intel Insider today!
POLL-A-RAMA: The Latest Polls Shows Who’s Up, Down in AZ, FL, TX
A series of new polls released Monday give important insight into how battleground Senate races could shape up come November. The results, which cover key races in Arizona, Florida, and Texas, serve as early indicators of where those races stand. In two of the states, Arizona and Florida, we’re still about two months away from the primaries, but only Arizona’s primary is considered competitive.
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VIDEO: McSally Collects More Signatures Than Any Other AZ-SEN Candidate
Rep. Martha McSally announced Tuesday at an event in Phoenix that she collected more signatures than any other candidate, Democrat or Republican, in order to appear on the August primary ballot.
AR Intel has exclusive video of McSally making this announcement and a breakdown of the signature totals brought in by not just McSally’s campaign, but all the candidates running for Senate in Arizona. To get exclusive access to the video and vote totals, become an AR Intel Insider today!
AZ Central: Fact check: Kyrsten Sinema claims she stopped a pay raise for Congress — is she right?
In a video posted on social media, Senate candidate Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) made the following statement:
“They (Congress) actually wanted to give themselves a raise next year — I stopped them. The last thing these finger-pointing politicians need is a reward for the dysfunction they’ve created in Washington, so I’ve stopped the raises and will get back to work on solving problems for everyday Arizonans.”
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