Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) and the GOP are definitely taking a gamble on appointing Rep. Martha McSally (R) to the U.S. Senate, “who will have several challenges to confront as she tries to keep the seat in GOP hands in 2020,” according to First Read:
- Prove herself to Arizona voters after 50 percent voted for someone else;
- Protect herself from a credible primary challenge from the right;
- Navigate being a Republican in the Trump Era;
- And prepare for a top contest from the Democrats in November 2020, when the electorate won’t be fundamentally different from what we saw last November.
“Then again, who was going to be a better candidate for Republicans? McSally, after all, is an outgoing GOP congresswoman; her military service made history; and she’s run in plenty of tough races before.”Save to Favorites