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mystery-ak:
Andy McCarthy explains why Arizona Senate election could make or break Trump SCOTUS pick
Ex-prosecutor says Senate GOP has better chance of pushing through nomination before Election Day
By Charles Creitz | Fox News

The outcome of the Arizona Senate race between Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Mark Kelly could determine whether President Trump's nominee to replace late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes it through the Senate, former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Monday.

"There's a 53-47 Republican edge [in the Senate] right now, but that may not last for very long after the election," McCarthy explained. "The election in Arizona, unlike the other Senate elections in the country this year, is a special election ... If Mark Kelly defeats Martha McSally, he could be a senator on November 30, which means the 53-47 edge during a lame duck [session] very quickly becomes 52-48.

"And then, if you consider all of the different challenges that are likely to happen after the election in terms of the mail-in balloting, which is kind of going to be unprecedented in the degree that we're going to have in this election," McCarthy added, "I think that really shortens the period of time that the Republicans have the kind of edge that they have now, which is narrow enough as it is.

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Fishrrman:
All the more reason to keep the hearing session short, and hold a confirmation vote BEFORE Election Day.

Even if it's on November 2nd.

massadvj:
McSally has a tough row to hoe in that election, based on the polls.  Every poll has Kelly up 4-8 points.


sneakypete:

--- Quote from: massadvj on September 21, 2020, 08:29:22 PM ---McSally has a tough row to hoe in that election, based on the polls.  Every poll has Kelly up 4-8 points.

--- End quote ---

@massadvj

We can only hope that the polls are wrong,as they often are.

massadvj:

--- Quote from: sneakypete on September 22, 2020, 03:10:58 AM ---@massadvj

We can only hope that the polls are wrong,as they often are.

--- End quote ---

I have my doubts that McSally can win this.  She already lost an election to that ditz Sinema.  Kelly is way more formidable than Kirsten was.  The only hope is that she can scoot in on Trump's coattails

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