Major Endorsement Rocks Swing Race – Senate Candidate Drops Out, Throws Weight Behind GOP’s Blake Masters
By Ben Dutka|November 1, 2022
Major Endorsement Rocks Swing Race – Senate Candidate Drops Out, Throws Weight Behind GOP’s Blake Masters

The Arizona Senate race is one of the most-watched in the nation, and it’s hugely important for both parties.

Democrats want to hang onto this seat, currently held by incumbent Mark Kelly. Republicans hope to flip the seat thanks to Blake Masters.

And now, Masters might’ve just gotten the boost he needs to claim victory.

Currently, polls indicate that Kelly has a lead, though some surveys are saying the race is moving into “toss-up” territory.

One New York Times-Siena College poll says Kelly has a 6-point lead with a margin of error of about 4.4, so it appears as if the race is still in question.

This week, libertarian candidate Marc Victor officially bowed out of the race — and that withdrawal should help the Republican candidate.

Via Washington Examiner:

In withdrawing from the race, Victor has endorsed Republican candidate Blake Masters, who is running against incumbent Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ).

Victor dropping out of the race comes a week before the election between the two, which is still very tight with only days left for the two to reach out to voters, according to a statement from Masters’s campaign.

Victor said in a statement that Masters is “generally supportive of the Live and Let Live Global Peace Movement.”

He also said they agree on how to “advance the cause of freedom and peace” in the U.S., so it makes sense for Victor to officially back the GOP candidate.

Victor and Masters spoke for 20 minutes, which Victor said was a requirement for his quitting. That conversation will be made public at some point.

In response, Masters appreciates the former libertarian candidate for his support.

He also posted a 2010 photo of himself with former Rep. Ron Paul and thanked Victor for the backing:

Right now, it seems Kelly has the inside track to victory in Arizona, but this boost could really help Masters. And it comes just days before voting begins.

Experts predict Republicans will flip the House, though the race for the Senate is in a dead heat according to most pollsters.

Key Takeaways:

  • Libertarian candidate Marc Victor dropped out of the Senate race in Arizona.
  • He has officially endorsed Republican candidate Black Masters, which could prove to be a game-changer for the GOP runner.
  • The latest poll shows Democrat Kelly with a 6-point lead, but with a 4.4-point margin of error.

Source: Washington Examiner

Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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