Just before winning the Republican Senate primary on August 28th, Rep. Martha McSally (R-Tucson) unleashed a barrage of ads against consensus Democratic nominee Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Phoenix) showing her participating in protest rallies and questioning her support for the military. Ms. McSally has continued airing that theme now that she is the official GOP standard bearer. As the ad message concludes, Rep. McSally frames Ms. Sinema as a war protester, while emphasizing her own background as the first woman to fly a combat mission for the US Air Force and command an air squadron.
Gravis Marketing just released a new survey (9/5-7; 882 AZ likely voters) that finds McSally’s approach appears to be growing legs. Instead of trailing Rep. Sinema by single digits as she was before the ad campaign began, the Tucson Republican now has slightly forged ahead of the Phoenix Democrat, 49-48%.
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