Millions of Arizonans will head to the polls on November 6th to decide the fate of not only Arizona, but of the U.S. Senate. In recent history, Arizona has been a reliably Republican state. However in the past 10 years or so, many people from California, Illinois, and other Democrat states have moved to Arizona in order to enjoy the lower taxes and better climate. When that is combined with the increasing legal and illegal Mexican immigration into Arizona (Mexicans and Hispanics overwhelmingly vote Democrat and for bigger government), it is clear that Arizona is trending toward becoming a toss-up state.
Still though, the people of Arizona remember the proud history of their state, and do not forget that they share a 370 mile border with a foreign nation. This has been important in defining who they are as a people and culture, compared to the culture and people across the border.
2018 Senate Election
The winner will take the seat of the highly unpopular Jeff Flake, who decided not to run for re-election. The two candidates running are Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. McSally, an Air Force veteran, has been a U.S. Congresswoman since 2012.
Looking at McSally’s positions and her past voting record, it appears she started out as a more standard GOP candidate, but (along with much of the Republican party) is now in line with Republican voters who elected President Trump and his America First policies.
I engaged w/@realdonaldtrump in yesterday’s @WhiteHouse meeting to push for real solutions to seal & secure the border. I also made this clear: we won't let the Dems hold our troops hostage in negotiations over DACA. We won’t play politics w/America’s safety & military funding. pic.twitter.com/KNuSXr5wpa
— Martha McSally (@RepMcSally) January 10, 2018
McSally appears willing to work with the President in order to secure the border and protect the people of Arizona. She also is pro-life and pro-family, and is infinitely better than her opponent.
Democrat Kyrsten Sinema is also a U.S. Congresswoman from Arizona, representing Arizona’s 9th district.
Sinema is also the only open atheist in Congress. She would be at the forefront of the hysterical leftist resistance against Trump if elected to the Senate.
• Pro-gun control
• Against securing the border
• For mass legal immigration
A 2011 video recently came out, where the Congresswomen showed complete disdain for the people of Arizona:
Kyrsten, being unmarried and childless, has also attacked mothers who choose to raise their own children, saying, “These women who act like staying at home, leeching off their husbands or boyfriends, and just cashing the checks is some sort of feminism because they’re choosing to live that life. That’s bullshit. I mean, what the fuck are we really talking about here?”
Arizona was won by President Trump in the 2016 race, and he will be holding a huge MAGA rally in Mesa, Arizona on Friday. Though the polling shows a toss-up without a clear leader, a Trump rally will likely boost McSally’s chances of winning the seat, as it will increase GOP voter enthusiasm for the race. Unfortunately for Republicans, it will most likely be increasingly difficult to win seats in the future, if demographic trends are not altered. With the growing number of Democrat voters moving into Arizona from other states and continued migration from Mexico, Republicans are going to have to fight harder and harder in the future in order to Keep Arizona Great.