Conservative Republicans are approaching the finish line and aiming for it in the final few days before Tuesday’s midterm elections. There still are Independents running in some contests, which splinters the vote and weakens one party or the other. Independents must make a choice now on whether to finish their races or acknowledge that their support base is insufficient and support the candidates who most closely align with their platforms.
At one point in the contest, Republican Blake Masters was 15 points behind far-left Democrat Mark Kelly for the US Senate seat in Arizona.
As of October 26, Kelly received 45% of the vote in the most recent FOX 10 survey. 43% of voters selected Blake Masters. Marc Victor, a libertarian, received 6% of the vote.
Recently, Masters attacked President Joe Biden, Democrats, and Kelly on Fox News.
PERINO: “The Arizona Senate race now within the margin of error. Republican Blake Masters is closing the gap. In the latest Fox News poll, incumbent Democrat Mark Kelly ahead by 6, 46 to 40, in our poll, down from an 8 point lead in August, but there are other polls showing it even closer. Joining us now is Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters. Great to have you here. I know you’ve been out there campaigning, and I’m curious what you think are the key issues that will convince voters to fire Senator Mark Kelly in Arizona, when the election’s taking place?”
MASTERS: “Absolutely, Dana. I mean, the first is inflation. You know, here in the greater Phoenix Metro we have the worst inflation — literally the worst — in the whole country at 13 percent. And I suspect if you measure it properly, the real numbers more like 15 to 20 percent. So again, this is Mark Kelly’s fault. You know, Joe Biden Mark Kelly, they declared war on American energy, they surrendered our energy independence, and then they printed $6 trillion too quickly. And so that caused this massive inflation. And then the second is the border. You know, this wide open southern border. Again, Joe Biden and Mark Kelly, they caused this crisis. They gave the whole southwest border over to the Mexican drug cartels. It’s a human trafficking disaster. All the — the crime being committed. The fentanyl coming through. This is all on Mark Kelly. And so these are twin crises and Arizona is getting the brunt of it. The border crisis and this economic inflation crisis. People have had enough and it’s why they want to make a change in November.”
Without Mitch McConnell’s support, who for the majority of the year supported Lisa Murkowski in Alaska rather than Blake, Masters has run an incredible campaign. Additionally, it appears that Blake has closed the gap based on local FOX 10’s survey from the previous week. The contest is now close.
Mark Victor, the libertarian candidate, tipped the scales in favor of the Republican on Monday. The closely-watched contest for the U.S. Senate in Arizona recently heated up after the Libertarian candidate withdrew and supported his Republican rival, Blake Masters, giving Masters the advantage.
Marc Victor, the Libertarian candidate running for Senate in Arizona, is dropping out and endorsing Blake Masters, the Republican nominee.
Masters called the endorsement "another major boost of momentum." https://t.co/UrWJz49TvF
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 1, 2022
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Victor proceeded to sing Masters’ praises and urge his followers to cast their votes in Masters’ direction.
“I’ve said from the very beginning that the reason I’m running for Senate is to promote and get us in the direction of freedom and peace and civility,” Marc Victor said in a YouTube video announcing his endorsement of Masters.
Victor said at one point in his video, “[Masters] really is — in his heart and in his mind — he’s in favor of doing everything he can to get us very sternly, very smartly in the direction of ‘live and let live.’ And that seems like a good tradeoff to me.” CONTINUE READING…