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.”
Is it true? Did she stop Congress from increase its salary in 2018? To find out, become an AR Intel Insider!
Morning Consult’s May Midterm Polling Update: By The Numbers
Morning Consult published a series of new polling numbers that track President Trump’s approval rating, the generic congressional ballot, approval of incumbent senators, and top policy issues.
AR Intel distilled the numbers and broke everything down. To see that analysis, become an AR Intel Insider today!
Republican Wins Special Election in Arizona’s 8th
Debbie Lesko, the Arizona state senator running for Congress won Tuesday’s special election in the 8th Congressional District. Lesko defeated Democrat Hiral Tirneni by about 5 percentage points or by a margin of about 9,000 votes.
The deep red district was an easy win in 2016 for President Trump, who won the district by a margin of about 20 percentage points. What does this closer margin mean for Republicans as they head into the November midterms this fall?
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Watching the AZ-08 Special Election Results Roll In? Here’s Who to Follow
Arizonans in the 8th Congressional District are heading to the polls today for a special election to replace retiring Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ). State Rep. Debbie Lesko, a Republican, is running against Democrat Hiral Tirneni.
At least one poll showed the race as a toss-up, but as AR Intel covered last week, Democrats are unlikely flip this deep-red district. But, to keep tabs on the results as they roll in, you need to follow the reporters most plugged-in to the race. To get that list, become an AR Intel Insider today.
Politico: House Republicans favored in Arizona special election
Republicans expect to win Tuesday’s special House election in Arizona. But they aren’t expecting it to make them feel good.
National Republicans have poured more than $1 million into a deep-red slice of the Phoenix suburbs to boost Debbie Lesko, a former state senator running to replace former Rep. Trent Franks in Congress. The district backed President Donald Trump by 21 points in 2016, but most GOP operatives said the best-case scenario they see for Lesko is a high single-digit margin of victory against Democrat Hiral Tipirneni on Tuesday.
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Exclusive Video: Martha McSally on How She Helped Save the A-10 Warthog
Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) has a long, impressive record when it comes to military service. She served in the United States Air force from 1988 to 2010 and became the first U.S. woman to fly into combat in 1991.
In video exclusively obtained by AR Intel, McSally recalls the story of how she helped save plane she flew in combat from being mothballed. To watch that video, become an AR Intel Insider today!
Upset Looming in Arizona Special Election? Not So Fast…
It’s not overstating things to say that the media is obsessed with a so-called “blue wave” that it expects will sweep over the country this November. Republicans hold majorities in the House and Senate, and there is currently a Republican occupant of the White House. History shows that this midterm election could very well favor Democrats, but in mid-April, some are a bit too eager to add to that narrative.
Could that translate to a win in a deep-red Arizona district? Some think so, but a closer look explains why that might just be Democrats’ wishful thinking. To learn more, become an AR Intel Insider today!
POLITICO’s top 10 Senate races
“In North Dakota, a sought-after GOP recruit, Rep. Kevin Cramer, changed his mind and jumped into the race against Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp. And perhaps more significant, Florida Gov. Rick Scott inched closer this week to bringing his statewide name ID and boatloads of money to the race against vulnerable Sen. Bill Nelson.”
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Brian O. Walsh & Carl Forti on What to Expect in the Lead Up to 2018 and 2020
During an exclusive America Rising Intel conference call last week, seasoned political professionals Brian O. Walsh and Carl Forti provided critical insights on the upcoming 2018 midterm elections and President Trump’s looming reelection campaign in 2020.
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Upcoming Special Elections to Watch: Arizona and Ohio House Races
Two Republican-held House seats are getting an increasing amount of attention in the lead up to special elections.
Last year was filled with a series of special election races, most of which were held to replace members of Congress joining the Trump administration. Republicans held nearly all of those seats, although the race that drew perhaps the most attention of all, the Alabama Senate race, went to Democrat Doug Jones.
Now, two more special elections are looming on the horizon, and activity from national groups is causing some to speculate whether these Republican-held House seats will remain that way.
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