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Title: McCain donors flip to Mark Kelly over Republican incumbent in key Arizona Senate race
Post by: mystery-ak on September 20, 2019, 09:15:00 AM
McCain donors flip to Mark Kelly over Republican incumbent in key Arizona Senate race
by Naomi Lim
 | September 20, 2019 12:00 AM



Democrat Mark Kelly is receiving a boost for his Senate campaign from an unexpected source: campaign donors to the late Republican Sen. John McCain, who held the Arizona seat for more than 30 years.

In backing Kelly, a former astronaut and the husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords, the contributors are effectively snubbing McCain's GOP successor, Sen. Martha McSally, who was appointed to the seat in December 2018 after losing to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. McSally must win the November 2020 special election for the right to serve out the final two years of McCain’s term.

While McSally, 53, still has McCain donors on her books, the crossover giving is, in a sense, an extension of bad blood between her and the McCain family, some of whom were none too pleased at her appointment by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey.

Reginald Ballantyne, who sat on McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign’s Arizona finance team, doled out the maximum amount of $5,400 for his 2016 Senate primary and general election. Ballantyne has, as of last month, given Kelly’s primary and general senatorial campaigns $4,000, but nothing to McSally's.

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Title: Re: McCain donors flip to Mark Kelly over Republican incumbent in key Arizona Senate race
Post by: PeteS in CA on September 20, 2019, 12:14:27 PM
Unsurprisingly. RINOs gotta RINO.

More broadly, it's crap-weaseling like this that destroyed the Republican Party in California, Mo-o-o-o-o-o-o-ooooderates who hate conservatives so much they'd torpedo the conservative and enable the Dem alternative.
Title: Re: McCain donors flip to Mark Kelly over Republican incumbent in key Arizona Senate race
Post by: truth_seeker on September 20, 2019, 12:41:01 PM
2008 GOP candidate Sen. John McCain, cast the deciding vote that kept Obamacare going.

He must have done so to thumb his nose at Pres. Trump, but also because he typifies the dirty, rotten, #nevertrumpers.

Flake, Romney, Amash, various Bushes to name a few.

Openly supporting democrats, is a signature with them. Kelly, Biden etc.

They are like Transgenders; severe identity issues.

like Bruce Jenner in a dress.
Title: Re: McCain donors flip to Mark Kelly over Republican incumbent in key Arizona Senate race
Post by: sneakypete on September 20, 2019, 12:57:56 PM
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Rick Davis, who led McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, downplayed the importance of the defections. "It looks like you are cooking this up to try and make McCain look like a RINO," Davis told the Washington Examiner.

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Kelly even voted in the 2012 GOP presidential primary, although his campaign has said that he does not recall who he voted for.

THAT's funny,I don't care who you are!
Title: Re: McCain donors flip to Mark Kelly over Republican incumbent in key Arizona Senate race
Post by: DB on September 20, 2019, 12:59:55 PM
McSally is no prize and not what I'd call a conservative. Obviously better than the Dem but still... Voting for her is like voting for McCain or Romney... It leaves a stench...

Why can't we do better???
Title: Re: McCain donors flip to Mark Kelly over Republican incumbent in key Arizona Senate race
Post by: Cyber Liberty on September 20, 2019, 01:04:24 PM
McSally is no prize and not what I'd call a conservative. Obviously better than the Dem but still... Voting for her is like voting for McCain or Romney... It leaves a stench...

Why can't we do better???

McSally will probably be a footnote after next year's election.  AZ loves its "heroes," even dubious ones like McCain, and Kelly is an astronaut.  I'm waving bye-bye to this seat, and I hope the Pubbies can pick up a seat somewhere else.  If McSally votes for any gun control measure, what's left of her support falls away and she loses by a minimum of 5 percent.

ETA:  In answer to your question, AZ can't do better because McStain spent the last decade of so of his miserable life destroying conservatives in AZ, so there's no conservative bench, only wasteoid RINOs.  He took as much pride in his work as McConnell did.
Title: Re: McCain donors flip to Mark Kelly over Republican incumbent in key Arizona Senate race
Post by: sneakypete on September 20, 2019, 01:04:33 PM
McSally is no prize and not what I'd call a conservative. Obviously better than the Dem but still... Voting for her is like voting for McCain or Romney... It leaves a stench...

Why can't we do better???

@DB

We can,but obviously the globalists in Az OWN the alleged Republican Party and nobody that can't make money for them will be allowed to take public office. They seem to think that Arizona is a feudal state,and they may be right.