Longtime McCain aide blasts ‘despicable’ GOP claim that Dems are trying to steal Arizona senate race

Longtime late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainHere we are: a nation divided by statues Flake not ruling out 2020 run against Trump GOP nerves on edge after Sinema takes lead over McSally MORE (R) aide Mark Salter criticized the National Republican Senatorial Committee on Twitter Saturday for trying to undermine Rep. Krysten SinemaKyrsten Lea SinemaArizona Senate race a virtual tie: poll Poll: McSally has 7-point lead on Sinema in Arizona Senate race Arizona congressional candidate robbed outside restaurant MORE‘s (D) lead in the Arizona Senate election.

“Stop doing this, NRSC,” he wrote.

“McSally is losing fair and square, and she’s underperforming in more than Maricopa. The race is almost certainly lost and nothing will change that. All this does is poison our politics more. Despicable.”

Stop doing this, NRSC. McSally is losing fair and square, and she’s underperforming in more than Maricopa. The race is almost certainly lost and nothing will change that. All this does is poison our politics more. Despicable. https://t.co/b5ma1o0ikD

Salter was referring to attacks from a spokesman at the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), the Senate Republicans’ campaign arm, aimed at vote-counting efforts in Arizona where Rep. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyFlake slams Trump for doubting Arizona vote count: No evidence of ‘electoral corruption’ Sinema widens lead over McSally in Arizona Senate race Election Countdown: Arizona Senate race still too close to call | Florida vote tally fight heats up | Trump calls for Abrams to ‘move on’ MORE (R) trailed her opponent Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D) in the state’s yet-to-be-called Senate race.

The Arizona Senate race has remained in the national spotlight as one of two Senate seats yet to be decided following Tuesday’s midterm elections, the other being a contest between Gov. Rick Scott (R) and Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonDozens of mail-in ballots sitting in Miami distribution center: report Election Countdown: Arizona Senate race still too close to call | Florida vote tally fight heats up | Trump calls for Abrams to ‘move on’ Nelson releases video: ‘Rick Scott is trying to stop all the votes from being counted’ MORE (D) in Florida.

Democrats hoped to retake the Senate and House in Tuesday’s elections, and while the party saw dozens of seat gains in the House, a Senate majority remained firmly in the hands of Republicans.

The Hill has reached out to the NRSC for comment. 

 

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